So the Big Sky Conference has promised action in the wake of the Great Doink Debacle in Moscow on Saturday.
Idaho coach Paul Petrino has touted the Vandals’ depth as the best since the 2016 Famous Potatoes Bowl team. It was tested early against Eastern Washington. Idaho had four injured starters on the bench by the close of a tight first half that saw the Vandals go down by 14 points but come back to tie by the break.
Idaho quarterback Mike Beaudry connected with Hayden Hatten on a 25-yard touchdown pass in the final minute Saturday to lift Idaho past 12th-ranked Eastern Washington 28-21 the Kibbie Dome.
It took a six-month delay due to the coronavirus pandemic and a schedule truncated to six regular games, but the rare winter/spring season begins Saturday when the No. 12 Eagles finally open up at Idaho in the warm confines of the Kibbie Dome.
Here’s the question. Would you rather spend your days in eager anticipation of a potentially explosive offense putting up points like a pinball score? Or would you prefer to spend your nights in restful slumber, secure in the knowledge that a veteran, dominant defense can smother any opponent?
Mike Iupati quietly walked away from professional football.
If Ty Graham got what he wanted, the Eastern Washington linebacker would have already exhausted his eligibility. Serendipity offered an extension.
The University of Idaho will allow a maximum of approximately 3,100 fans into its season-opening spring football game with Eastern Washington on Feb. 27.
MOSCOW, Idaho – At the start of a season, optimism abounds. For almost any team.
John Freisz, who won the Walter Payton Award in 1989 after leading the Vandals to back-to-back Big Sky Conference titles, was a relatively obscure talent void of a big-money contract and pre-draft hubbub. In the twilight of his NFL career with the New England Patriots, Freisz gave advice to a rookie quarterback in a similar situation: Tom Brady.
Idaho completed an already highly regarded recruiting class by signing two in-state freshmen prospects Wednesday. They will join the Vandals next fall.
This is the sort of thing that can only happen in January in an indoor stadium. Idaho opened football practice Friday accompanied by a jazz ensemble rehearsing high above the football field in the Litehouse Center in the Kibbie Dome.