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Friday, April 3, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Back in business


Well, we're situated in a decent room in Bozeman, and I finally have some time to check in with what's going on.

I was going to knock on Mike Kramer's office door and ask about Idaho, but he is already en route to Moscow. As Jim Meehan reported in his story today, Kramer is bringing his family over for a Thursday interview so they can see the grandparents.

A Boise-area television station (KTVB) is reporting that Kramer will be named the coach, but the source cited is … someone close to the station. Does that mean, like, the night janitor's cousin's sister-in-law heard it from the guy at the 7-11 in Moscow who sold Rob Spear a Big Gulp this morning?

Anyhow, here's the link. We report, you decide.


Now that I'm in Bozeman, packing the kid up for the trip home, I can tell you the feeling around campus about Kramer leaving is pretty, well, I guess ambivalent would suffice. The kids who are still here have finals to worry about so they seem to care less if they lose their coach. And I asked more than a couple. OK, three.

But the Great Falls Tribune had a story today that the Bobcat fans are pretty torn up. About possibly losing Kramer and about three former players arrested on crack charges.


We'll be up bright and early tomorrow to catch you up on how the Chiefs did against Everett, the previews of the Seahawks' game, whatever happens in the Vandal search – my money is on either Kramer being names Thursday or it will go to someone else – and any other news of interest.

Sorry I wasn't more available today.

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