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Brothers in coaching


Jim Meehan examined the long standing relationship between Saturday's rival coaches, Idaho's Dennis Erickson and his former assistant and current Michigan State coach John L. Smith.

But Meehan went even deeper into Smith's life on the Vandal blog today.

When you are rooting for your favorite team, or against their opponents – those jerks – it's sometimes hard to remember both are just made up of people with the same problems you have. A note like Meehan had in his blog brings that back into focus.

SportsLink is your portal into sports news around the Inland Northwest and beyond. You'll find updates, notes and opinions, and plenty of reader feedback.

Looking for a Grip on Sports?

Vince Grippi's daily take on all things regional sports has been moved to our main sports section online. You can find a collection of these columns here.