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Harsin: Anxiety, adversity will decide opener


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Harsin: Anxiety, adversity will decide opener

By Paul Gerke. CREATED Aug 25, 2014

Mississippi wide out Laquon Treadwell told reporters in Oxford that he and his fellow receivers should "Have a good day" against Boise State. I don't know if that qualifies as bulletin board material, but if any Broncos are still looking for inspiration before the opener against Ole Miss, perhaps they need to find something else to do on Thursday.

The Boise State football team will pack its bags Monday night and depart for Atlanta Tuesday, leaving the friendly confines of campus behind and embarking on one of the most important road trips in program history. The pressure is palpable and coach Harsin expects his team to feel it.

"It'll come down to the anxiety of that game. It'll come down to the adversity that is faced in that game. Through fall camp and all that, there has been some, but there is not that type of anxiety you're going to feel in a game situation. There's not that type of adversity you're going to have when you're playing four quarters," explained Harsin.

Most Las Vegas sports books have Boise State as a 10-point underdog, but don't tell that to defensive coordinator Marcel Yates.

"As a player, as a coach, you don't show up to fall camp, or you don't lift weights in the summer, or you don't do spring ball, or break down film to lose," he said. "When we step on the field, it's about winning. I don't care who we're playing."