Boise State’s New Sideline Prop Goes Viral
If you scrolled Twitter on Saturday evening, Boise State was attracting a lot of attention during week one of college football.
Was it because everyone was impressed by their 56-20 victory over Troy? While the final score should help the Broncos when the Week 1 rankings come out later today, that's not what people were chatting about!
The sports world was buzzing about a new addition to the Boise State sideline, a brand spanking new "turnover throne!" The over the top, white and silver chair saw a lot of action on Saturday night as the Broncos forced four turnovers. After each turnover, the player responsible for the big play got to take a seat on the plush chair like a true "King of Chaos."
The throne is an upgrade to the professional wrestling style "turnover belt" the defense passed around during the 2017 season and the "turnover bike" the Broncos had on the sidelines during fall practices leading up to the first game. The Idaho Statesman showed the Treasure Valley the re-purposed bike for the first time in early August. Both the bike and the throne were the brain child of first year cornerbacks coach (and former Bachelorette contestant) Jeff Popovich in cooperation with other members of the staff. It's a fun way to keep the defense motivated and to reward the players for a job well done.
If you missed seeing it during game one, you've got a chance to see it in person at Boise State's first home game of the year this Saturday. The guys take on UCONN at 8:15 p.m. at Albertsons Stadium.