Boise State names interim Danielson new coach
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height =”40″/ > Pete Thamel, ESPNDec 3, 2023, 06:02 PM ET Boise State has employed interim coach Spencer Danielson as the school’s next head coach, it was revealed Sunday.Danielson, 35, is the previous
Boise State protective organizer who reversed the program’s fortunes after getting promoted to interim head coach Nov. 12. Danielson led Boise State to a 3-0 record as interim coach, including a 44-20 blowout over UNLV in the Mountain West title game Saturday night in Las Vegas. Spencer Danielson is being rewarded with the Boise State head training task after pointing the Broncos to a Mountain West Conference title after taking over as interim coach. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Danielson became the first interim coach in FBS history to win a conference championship. The title marked the fifth in school history, an achievement that appeared to be a long shot when Boise State fired coach Andy Avalos on Nov. 12.”I value process over results, “Boise State athletic director Jeramiah Dickey stated in a statement.” As amazing as it was to win the last three games and recover the championship game, from the standpoint of hiring a head coach, it was more exciting to me to hear Spencer’s vision for the future and how he is going to approach the job full-time.”Boise State won its last two regular-season games after beginning the season 5-5, including
3 nonconference losses. Under Danielson, the Broncos blew out Utah State on the road and registered a solid win over Flying force at home.Those wins clinched a spot in the Mountain West title game. And from there, Boise State held UNLV more than two touchdowns below the team
‘s scoring average to cruise to victory.Danielson focused on reenergizing the program, keeping practice periods tight and making certain that happiness was highlighted. He had actually been on personnel at Boise State because 2017, which
meant he had actually developed strong relationships with everybody on the roster.Editor’s Picks” I am so honored and excited
to be able to stay at
home here at Boise State and to keep directing these extraordinary young men,” Danielson said in a declaration.”It is truly a blessing to be here in the Treasure Valley and to lead this program. This location has actually ended up being home for me and my family. I am exceptionally grateful to [Boise President Dr. Marlene Tromp] and Jeramiah Dickey for their faith in me to lead the Broncos. When you play together and you love each other you can accomplish amazing things, and we’re just getting going.”Because Danielson took over, the players in the program have actually consistently voiced their support for his head-coaching candidacy. That was magnified after the runaway success in the Mountain West title game, as safety Alexander Teubner lobbied for Danielson while accepting the game’s defensive MVP, stating:”Stop the search today. We’ve got our guy.”Before Boise State, Danielson coached at his university, Azusa Pacific, from 2013 to’16
. He has an MBA from Azusa Pacific and was called to college football’s 30 Under 30 by the Football Coaches Association.He was Boise State’s protective organizer the past two seasons and worked as the co-defensive coordinator in 2019 and 2020. He had currently served once prior as the program’s interim coach, as he took the helm briefly when Bryan Harsin left for Auburn after the 2020 season.Danielson takes control of a proud program that hit a lull, as Boise State was ranked for an impressive 19 consecutive seasons from 2002 to 2020.
Boise State, which ended up 8-5 and will head to a bowl game, has gone 3 straight years without a national ranking.The program’s long term of success went beyond coaches, as it wove through Dan Hawkins, Chris Petersen and Harsin. Under Petersen, Boise State arrived 5 in four different seasons.That’s the requirement that Danielson will be chasing as he takes over as the permanent coach.