This Saturday the Vandals will host the Utah State Aggies in the finale of what has turned out to be a season to remember for Idaho fans. Coach Akey and crew have delivered on promises made three years ago when they took over the Idaho program, making the Vandals the surprise of the WAC in 2009. Twelve seniors will play their last home game in Moscow Saturday, as the team battles for a bowl bid.
November 26, 2009
Led by Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award candidate senior MIKE IUPATI (6-6, 330), the Vandals boast the biggest, strongest, and deepest line assembled at Idaho in a decade. With a solid stable of tailbacks, strong competition under center, and a developing receiving corps, the Vandal line - featuring four seniors with game day experience - will be counted on to set the tone for the 2009 season.
August 19, 2009
Spring Camp '09 is underway and tremendous battles are on for starting jobs throughout the depth chart on both sides of the line. Among those battling for top positions is senior ADAM JURATOVAC who split starting duties at right guard as a redshirt freshman and sophomore, then moved to the defensive line as a junior last season. He's back with the starting OL at guard and met with GVN this week.
April 10, 2009
As is often the case, the unit that takes the longest to rebuild is the offensive line. Seven years ago Idaho had three future NFL linemen on the starting unit (Jake Scott and Rick DeMulling drafted by Colts, plus free agent Patrick Venzke). It has taken years to rebuild the depth chart, but with mountainous guard MIKE IUPATI among its emerging leaders, the Vandal line is getting back to form.
November 13, 2007