Boise State kicked off their 2011 campaign with a solid 35-21 win over the Georgia Bulldogs in The…
Boise Commit Sets Sights On League Title
"We're 6-0 right now," he said. "Honestly, I didn't think we'd be this good. I think I was basing most of that on how our linemen looked during camp. We just didn't look good, but they have turned it up and have kept the offense rolling."
"Our goal is to win the league title," he stated. "We'll be forced to step up and play some private schools if we win the (league) title, so that'll be difficult. I didn't think we could compete with those schools going into the season, but now I definitely think we can. We're beating some of these teams worse than they are."
"I'm definitely working on being more aggressive, taking on linemen, shedding the tackle, and making better reads," said Santini. "I need to come in on the blitz and stay low. It can be tough to do since I'm playing LB/Safety about 50/50 in each game, but I'm working on it."
Santini (6'1, 215) says he's 100% committed to Boise State and keeps in close contact with the coaching staff.
"I actually just spoke to Coach Choate and Coach Strausser about fifteen minutes ago," he said with a laugh. "They call me about once a week to check-up. We just talked about my season so far, how the games are going, and how I'm doing health-wise."
On the injury front, Santini says he sprained his ankle a couple weeks ago, but is close to 100% now.
"I sprained my ankle pretty bad a couple weeks ago. I didn't play offense at all in the game following that," he said. "I taped it up, took some Advil, and wasn't comfortable running on it. Coach Choate and Coach Strausser told me not to rush back until I'm completely healthy, but I'd say I'm about 90% right now."
Looking back, the talented ATH says the "personal atmosphere" at Boise State made all the difference.
"It was definitely the personal atmosphere," he said. "They talk to you and get to know you on a more personal level at Boise State. It's not just about football, don't get hurt, stay healthy, blah-blah-blah, but more on a personal level. They want to know about you."
"I spoke to Coach Petersen last week," said Santini. "He just wanted to know how my family was doing and that he was looking forward to seeing me at the TCU game. It was just stuff like that."
Boise State to the Big East? That's been the "hot" rumor of late. Santini says he's all for it.
"I think it would be pretty awesome," he said. "They're always a top team so I think it would be a good move," he added.
Boise State debuted at #5 in the BCS Standings this week. The future Bronco says it's "awesome" to know he'll be a part of that in just a year.
"Being #5 in the BCS Standings is awesome," he said. "It's really exciting for me. I've been watching them on TV, seeing how they progress, and thinking that I'll be there next year. It's crazy to think about that."
Thought six games - he has 600+ rushing yards and 15 TDs at Fullback. At LB/Safety, he has 70 tackles, 4 sacks, and 5 pass deflections.
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