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Venable and Miller to Stay on Bronco Staff

Two former Broncos will remain key assistants to new coach Andy Avalos

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl - TCU v Boise State Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images

We have spent the last week highlighting each of the coaches on Andy Avalos’ Boise State staff. Timothy Plough, the new offensive coordinator from UC Davis; Spencer Danielson, who was promoted to defensive coordinator; and former Utah State interim head coach Frank Maile, who will serve as the assistant head coach and defensive line coach.

Over the weekend, Boise State also announced that Winston Venable would continue his role as running backs coach. It wasn’t necessarily a surprise that Avalos kept Venable on the staff, it was a surprise that he wasn’t moved to the defensive side of the ball. Venable was a star nickel back for the Broncos; he is well known for his vicious hit and interception that sealed a 2010 Fiesta Bowl victory over TCU. Venable is a high energy guy that is loved by the players. Plough’s offense should help Venable with his inexperience at the position. This offense will feature the running backs more in the passing game and should not require quite as much pass blocking.

Matt Miller will continue his role as wide receivers coach. Miller starred for the Broncos from 2011-2014, and his name can be found in the Boise State record books for various receiving records. Before returning Boise State, Miller was the wide receivers coach and offensive coordinator at Montana State. Miller is a rising star in the coaching profession and will likely be an offensive coordinator at the FBS level in the next few years.

Stay tuned, as we will continue to post on Avalos’ hires as they come in.