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Idaho gets defensive in final scrimmage – Idaho offense held to 11 touchdowns

04.21.2014 – 9:44 pm |

Quinton Bradley heard the chirping and boasting. The Idaho offense, which went for over 1,000 yards offensively in the second scrimmage, let their confidence be known to the defense before hitting the Kibbie Dome field …

Defense can win games — With what was seen at Saturday’s scrimmage, Idaho defense could surprise everyone

04.21.2014 – 9:44 pm |
Defense can win games — With what was seen at Saturday’s scrimmage, Idaho defense could surprise everyone

In the two scrimmages leading up to Saturday’s scrimmage, the last before the Silver and Gold spring game, it has been nothing short of an offensive showcase for the Vandal football program. 

Grueling scrimmage – Idaho football will scrimmage Saturday for last time in Spring

04.17.2014 – 9:20 pm |

Every time Idaho coach Paul Petrino blew his whistle, Josh McCain and Dezmon Epps would hit the plunge to the ground, get back up and continue running laps down the sideline. The top two wide …

UI’s wide-out breakout

04.17.2014 – 9:15 pm |

A quick glance at the wide receiver position on Idaho’s depth chart and one thing is apparent — it’s not lacking depth. 

Welcome back, Quayshawne – With Buckley returning for one more year, this defensive line unit could be a force in Sun Belt

04.14.2014 – 9:23 pm |

Talk about some good unexpected news to come from the Idaho football team.
It was announced last week that senior defensive tackle Quayshawne Buckley was rejoining the team.

Vandals stay offensive – Offense shines again but defense was competitive

04.14.2014 – 9:16 pm |

The saying is competition brings out the best in people and redshirt freshman quarterback Matt Linehan proves that to be true. 

All over the place

04.10.2014 – 8:30 pm |

The quarterback competition between Matt Linehan and Chad Chalich brings some uncertainty to the Idaho offense. There is, however, one thing for certain — whoever ends up winning the battle will have weapons — lots …

Feature tailback wanted – Petrino wants a running back to step up into a feature role

04.10.2014 – 8:29 pm | One Comment

Last season Idaho ranked 96th in the nation in rushing, averaging 137-and-a-half yards per game. Two of the Vandals top four rushers were quarterbacks — Joshua McCain and Chad Chalich, and the leading rusher was …

Positions up for grabs – Petrino says second spring scrimmage will affect depth chart positioning for his team, offensive line, quarterback and secondary could take center stage Friday afternoon

04.10.2014 – 8:26 pm |

The first spring scrimmage gave Idaho coach Paul Petrino the opportunity to run his players through nearly 200 plays and get a look at them in a competitive setting for the first time since closing …

Defense gets two big additions

04.10.2014 – 8:22 pm |

Idaho’s three-year starter at center, Mike Marboe, had a smile on his face when asked about the guy he had to line up across from during Wednesday’s practice. 

He’s a natural

04.07.2014 – 9:16 pm |

It didn’t take Idaho quarterback Matt Linehan long to realize what kind of athletic weapon Idaho had at its disposal in Joshua McCain. It actually happened during a bowling trip the two Vandal quarterbacks took …

From basketball to football – Petrino might have found himself new weapon, but it could take some time before he can use him

04.03.2014 – 10:25 pm | One Comment

The pipeline from college basketball to the NFL is growing in popularity among many of the front offices in the league.

Football weekly practice report

04.03.2014 – 10:21 pm |

Practice breakdown:

Spring competition – Depth chart positioning will be up for grabs during Saturday morning’s scrimmage, the first of the spring

04.03.2014 – 10:15 pm |

Competition. Paul Petrino can’t say the word enough. It’s the theme of the second-year Idaho coach’s spring football camp and one that will be evident on Saturday afternoon when his Vandals compete in their first …

Spring football underway – Chalich takes slight lead in two-quarterback battle in spring practice

03.31.2014 – 10:05 pm | 3 Comments

Idaho coach Paul Petrino wanted the competition he has at multiple positions to create an infusion of energy for the start of  spring football practice. 

Picking QBs — Spring football underway for Idaho

03.27.2014 – 9:50 pm |

It wouldn’t really be spring football for Idaho if there wasn’t a quarterback competition. For the third straight spring the Vandals will have two quarterbacks vying for the starting job. 

James Baker stands out at Idaho pro day

03.15.2014 – 12:45 pm |

For nine former Idaho football players, their ticket into the NFL or numerous other professional leagues around the country and Canada came down to seven events at Idaho’s Pro Day on the SprinTurf on Thursday …

Sports Briefs

03.06.2014 – 10:32 pm |

Men’s lacrosse undefeated, playing division leaders

Mickens leaves for Bowling Green

02.27.2014 – 10:34 pm |

Another defensive coach is moving on from the Idaho football program.

A salute for Sam — Missouri player makes huge stride with an even bigger decision

02.13.2014 – 10:23 pm |
A salute for Sam — Missouri player makes huge stride with an even bigger decision

Missouri defensive end Michael Sam is months away from learning his NFL Draft fate and already, he’s made a bigger impact on the league with millions and millions of people tuning in every Sunday, than …

Vandals add 17 JC players – Late Letter of Intent highlights Idaho’s recruiting class

02.06.2014 – 10:49 pm | One Comment

Paul Petrino is looking at the 2014 schedule and seeing wins — his 2014 signing class is proof of it. As many as 17 junior college players will be joining the fray for the Vandals …

Seattle-area QB prospect falls through cracks to Idaho

01.30.2014 – 10:07 pm | 8 Comments

Jake Luton doesn’t care what people think about the offense he ran at high school.

Break briefs

01.16.2014 – 10:51 pm |

Athletes recognized for academic achievements 

Bowl-less Vandals now turn to recruiting – Year-two grind starts on the recruiting trail for Petrino, football team

12.12.2013 – 9:50 pm |

Idaho coach Paul Petrino spent his Thanksgiving having a feast with his players, while in preparation for his football team’s final game of the season at New Mexico State. 

Taking a shameful look in the mirror

12.02.2013 – 10:18 pm | 6 Comments
Taking a shameful look in the mirror

A brutal ending, a brutal beginning. And for that matter, everything in between was just that for Idaho football this season. Brutal.

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