The Boise State Broncos have finally found their starting guy for the 2015 season and it looks like he could be the guy for the next few seasons in Boise. The team announced Sunday afternoon that Ryan Finley will be leading the Broncos for the 2015 season.
SI.com first reported the news of the redshirt sophomore winning the starting job over the likes of Tommy Stuart, Alex Ogle, and Brett Rypein. Head coach Bryan Harsin talked about the team’s quarterback battle earlier this summer and he said anyone of the four could have won the job.
“All four guys played very well,” Harsin said. “It’s always good to see those guys play when it’s live, and the reason we did it was that none of these guys really have many snaps under their belt, if any, and it’s good to get out there and cut it loose and see if the plays they can make, if they actually can, and they did.”
Finley played in five games during the Broncos’ 12-2 season last year, completing twelve passes for 161 yards and two touchdowns with an interception. During the team’s spring scrimmage game, Finley was 13-25 for 195 yards.
Finley was a member of the Broncos’ 2013 recruiting class and he committed to them over PAC-12 schools Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, and UCLA. He did not change his commitment following then-head coach Chris Petersen’s departure to Washington.
The Broncos open the season on September 4 when they welcome in Petersen and the Huskies.
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