Boise State's offensive coordinator, Brent Pease, is entering his first season as offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach but is on his sixth season with the Broncos. Pease spent the past five seasons as wide receivers coach, which included the last four years also serving as the assistant head coach.
Before coming to Boise State, Pease spent 15 seasons coaching at four different schools, including the last 10 as an offensive coordinator. He is an Idaho native, and graduated from Mountain Home High School and then played quarterback at Walla Walla Community College from 1983-1984. He became the quarterback at the University of Montana from 1985 to 1986 where he ranks ninth in both single-season and career passing.
Lets take a look at his career since he graduated from Montana.
Pease played quarterback in the NFL with the Houston Oilers from 1987 through 1989. He also played in the Canadian Football League (CFL), the World League of American Football (WLAF) and the Arena Football League before beginning his coaching career as the offensive assistant coach with the University of Montana in 1991. The Grizzlies won the Division I-AA national championship in 1995, and Pease became the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. His next coaching position was as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for Northern Arizona in 1999. Two years later in 2001, Pease became the offensive coordinator at Kentucky under head coach Guy Morriss. Kentucky was 2-9 the first year with Pease, but the second year the team finished with a 7-5 season in 2002, which matched its best record since 1984. The Wildcats finished ranked 23rd nationally in scoring offense.
Brent was the offensive coordinator at Baylor for three seasons from 2003 to 2005 before joining the Bronco coaching staff in 2006. While he has been here at Boise State, he has coached some of the most productive wide receivers in Boise State history. That led to one of his shortest coaching jobs of his career. On December 30, 2010 he was named offensive coordinator at Indiana University and left Boise State for the Big Ten. On January 10, 2011, Pease returned to Boise State University as the Broncos new Offensive Coordinator, replacing Bryan Harsin who had just accepted the OC position at the University of Texas.
With Harsin leaving for Texas and Pease taking over, a lot of people around the country are speculating about what will happen to the Bronco's high-powered offense. But head coach Chris Peterson isn't worried and mentions that change is good---and Pease brings new enthusiasm and a rededication to a solid game plan. Either way, we will all know those answers soon enough with the Georgia Bulldogs looming large on September 3rd. If spring practice is any indication of how the team will adapt to a new OC, fans can rest easy. Pease is taking it all in stride, working his assistant coaches and doing what he has always done: develope offensive players.
Is he thinking about that Georgia game? Is he thinking or concerned about the challenges the Mountain West Conference poses with the stepped up competion and a new slate of opponents? Who knows. Right now, he's got the Bronco offense ready for the their annual spring game set for 5 p.m. Saturday, April 16. That's 10 days from now.
Not suprisingly, the majority of the Boise State faithful are not overly concerned. They know that Brent Pease is the best man for the job being a sort of home-grown phenomena with plenty of experience at coaching. No, their only concern is whether the Broncos be able to keep him. They hope that he stays with the team for a long, long time.
Brent and his wife Paula are the parents of two: daughter Halle (14) and son Karsten (12).