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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.

Idaho linebacker Kaden Elliss leads Vandals on both sides of the ball

In future years, when all the games have been played and all the statistics that are making Kaden Elliss an anomaly in Idaho football have been compiled, the origin of the effort to add offense to the standout linebacker’s resume may be recalled differently.

Young linebackers step up for Vandals

Ed Hall is a walk-on-turned-starter whose dad plays on a reality TV show. Kaden Elliss is a turnover-producing force whose dad starred in the NFL. Tony Lashley, whose position coach says he has a Ray Lewis-like mindset, is Idaho’s leading tackler.