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No Kramer, no coach yet for UI


Now you know the type of power I have. As much as was coursing through my house up until about a half-hour ago, which means none.

Mike Kramer, the guy I thought UI needed to hire, has decided not to continue to pursue the Idaho football coaching position.

Here are some of the possible scenarios in a situation like this:

• He wanted the job, but they didn't want him. The Vandal search committee told him so, and they let him pull out gracefully.

• He wanted the job, but the Vandals wanted to wait and Kramer couldn't, so he pulled out.

• He wanted the job, but after the interview process he didn't want to work for either Rob Spear or someone else connected to UI, so he pulled out.

• He wanted the job until he found out what it really was going to be like, so he pulled out.

• The Vandals already have a hire in mind, but they are not sure said person will say yes, so they wanted Kramer as a backup, and he didn't to sit on the bench.

Whatever the reason, the guy who would have been perfect in Idaho is no longer in the running. That's too bad.

What do you think about it? We know most of you thought he was the right guy. Now do you think Spear and his search committee is back to square one, or do you think they are on to someone special? Or did they miss the boat not sealing the deal with Kramer? Just click the comment line and let us know.

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