Both feet on the ground. Shoulders back against your chair. Eyes locked on the speaker at the front of room. It sounds like an order a Marines drill instructor might give on the first day of boot camp. But for Idaho football coach Paul Petrino, this is a rule he demands that his players abide by in every meeting – whether they’re learning from their position coach or in a classroom listening to a history lecture. Shortly after Petrino took the Vandals job in December, he started his first team meeting with players by issuing the same sit-up-and-pay-attention command he’s always stressed as a coach. Then he repeated it, this time using an even sterner voice. Consider it Petrino’s first step in creating a culture that he sees as a vital component to reviving a program that was on life support as an FBS member just a few months ago/Josh Wright, SR. More here. (SR photo: Paul Petrino brings passion and demands discipline in every aspect of his football program, including fundraising to continue improving facilities like the Kibbie Dome)
Question: Are you optimistic about the 2013 Idaho Vandals football team?