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Ralph Walter: Don’t be blindsided by our film-inspired football section this year

Last year, we had an obvious hook: the local star power at quarterback. From high schools to colleges and even the Seahawks, the talent was historic. This year proved more challenging. Then, in late July, Idea Man struck: what about a movie theme? As I sketched it all out, I realized every team could be connected to an actual football flick.

Big Sky sequel: Idaho Vandals not expecting sympathy in move from Sun Belt

Life being what it is, the University of Idaho isn’t going to get sympathy because the Vandals were forced to abandon the Football Bowl Subdivision after 22 years, and return to the Football Championship Subdivision and the Big Sky Conference when the Sun Belt Conference canceled their membership in 2017.

Block buster: Kaden Elliss brings intensity, versatility to field for Idaho Vandals

Kaden Elliss is the immensely talented linebacker whose role with the Vandals has expanded to the point he plays a half-dozen positions on both sides of the ball, plus special teams. The degree to which he is committed to going out in a blaze of glory could have a big impact on Idaho’s return to the Football Championship Subdivision and the Big Sky Conference.

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