VANDALS UPDATED: 11:20 A.M.
There he was, eight miles down the road. After a wide-ranging search, which included, but was not limited to, talking with John L. Smith, Mike Kramer and Tim Walsh, the Vandals picked their guy.
From Washington State, just across the border.
Robb Akey will be introduced today as Idaho's new football coach.
Akey will take over a program that won four games last year under veteran coach Dennis Erickson – we could have written something mean there, but it's time to close that book – and will be experiencing its third coach in three years and fourth in five.
Besides the story linked above, Jim Meehan, who was the first to confirm the Akey hiring, will have more on his blog today, along with posting a story on our web site right after the press conference. We'll link to that, plus we posted a commentary last night.
UPDATE: Idaho has confirmed Akey's hire, according to this AP story.
Feel free to weigh in here or on the post below with your thoughts on the Akey hire.