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14 Days to Kickoff

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HONORING THE PAST: Orlando Scandrick - 8:30 p.m. MT

Orlando Scandrick has played each of the last five seasons for the Dallas Cowboys, starting multiple games each season. In his five years in the National Football League, he has racked up 203 tackles (182 solo), including 6.5 for-loss, and three interceptions.

From the Cowboys' website:

"The Dallas Cowboys moved up in the fifth round to grab Orlando Scandrick with the 143rd overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, and he has since proven to be worth the move as a valuable contributor in the Dallas secondary and special teams units."

Scandrick left Boise State after his junior season. He started each of the team's 13 games in both 2006 and 2007, and started 12-of-13 in 2006 as a true freshman en route to Freshman All-America honors.

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CAMPER OF THE DAY - 1:26 p.m. MT

On the 12th day of Fall Camp, Coach Pete named redshirt senior safety Ebo Makinde his Camper of the Day.

"Ebo has been working hard throughout camp," Petersen said. "Each day he is bringing senior leadership, and he had a really nice day today."

Originally from Phoenix (Paradise Valley HS), Makinde is a three-time academic all-conference honoree, and has already earned his degree in media production.

He played in 10 games last season, primarily seeing action on special teams. He started four of his seven games played in 2011, and made eight appearances in his debut campaign for the Broncos in 2010.

An interview with Makinde can also be found below.

Previous Campers of the Day
Aug. 5 - Darian Thompson
Aug. 6 - Corey Bell
Aug. 7 - Jonathan Brown
Aug. 8 - Marcus Henry
Aug. 9 - Kirby Moore
Aug. 10 - Gabe Linehan
Aug. 11 - None
Aug. 12 - Joe Southwick
Aug. 13 - Dan Goodale
Aug. 14 - Tyler Horn
Aug. 15 - None
Aug. 16 - Demarcus Lawrence

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14 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Makinde Interview - 11:17 a.m. MT

Senior safety Ebo Makinde discusses being a veteran presence among the defensive backs and what he expects out of himself in his final season.

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14 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Facts Relating to #14 - 9:14 a.m. MT

Just two more weeks until the season opener, and the Broncos will be on the practice field this morning - one final tune-up before tomorrow's scrimmage.

A reminder, the scrimmage is free and open to the public, and parking will also be free around the stadium.

If you missed this morning's release of the Associated Press Preseason Top 25, the Broncos checked in at No. 19 - the same ranking as the preseason USA Today Coaches' Poll. Boise State is one of only 12 schools to open each of the last five seasons ranked in the AP Poll, and one of 11 schools to open each of the last five seasons ranked in the Coaches' Poll.

With 14 days remaining until kickoff, here are some facts and figures relating to the No. 14:

...In the last 14 seasons (since 1999), Boise State has averaged 11.1 wins per season, the highest average in college football during this time period.

...Since Pete Kwiatkowski took over as defensive coordinator in 2010, the Broncos have allowed 14-or-fewer points in 22 games - all wins. Included were four shutouts.

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