The news is breaking that Lyle Smith former coach of the Boise State Bronco's dubbed the "Father of BSU Football" has passed away. 

The legendary Coach who is the All-Time wins leader in BSU History Lyle Smith passed away last night (7/25/17). He was 101 and just last year the Bronco's celebrated his 100th birthday during the annual Spring Game highlighting his contribution to the program at BSU.

Twitter is a moving memorial of local athletes, former coaching staffs, and Boise State Alumni sending their condolences.


Our hearts are saddened by the loss of this #legend. Will the Bronco's dedicate their season to the #Coach? We sure hope so. Thank you, Lyle Smith, for what you have done for the community and the program at Boise State. #RIPLyleSmith