LED BY THREE YEAR CAPTAIN AND THREE TIME ALL-WAC SELECTION SHILOH KEO, WHO WAS VOTED THE 2010 TEAM MVP, the University of Idaho football program handed out its team awards this weekend. QB Nathan Enderle and WR Eric Greenwood were named Offensive Players of the Year, Aaron Lavarias earned Defensive Player of the Year, and several others were honored, including athletes returning next fall.
December 12, 2010
THE VANDAL OFFENSIVE LINE HAS STOLEN THE HEADLINES THIS SPRING, but equally crucial will be how the Vandal defense recovers from its 2009 struggles. How much Idaho improves on the defensive side of the ball will depend in large part on how much they improve in the trenches. Among the team leaders, Idaho will have senior defensive end AARON LAVARIAS (6-3, 255) as a cornerstone to build around.
April 19, 2010
IDAHO JUNIOR QUARTERBACK NATHAN ENDERLE was named the team's Most Valuable Player following a season in which he led the team to a 7-5 record and bowl invitation, and finished No.7 nationally in passing efficiency. Senior tailback DeMaundray Woolridge earned the Hec Edmundson Most Inspirational Award, and All-American lineman Mike Iupati earned the Wayne Anderson Coaches Award. Full list inside.
December 12, 2009
The Vandal defense, much maligned for most of the last decade, returns former All-WAC safety SHILOH KEO after he was forced to redshirt last season due to an injury. In addition, Idaho's young defensive line returns virtually the entire unit -- bigger, stronger, and faster with another year of experience to draw on. Inside, we analyze the season opener when the Vandals are on defense.
September 3, 2009
Aguably, the success of the 2009 season rests squarely on the shoulders of the Vandal defensive line this fall. Obviously, its a team game and all units will need to play well to register more wins. But this group must set the tone defensively. With preseason All-WAC 1st Team selection JONAH SATARAKA (6-2, 289) leading the charge at noseguard, the Vandals will focus on becoming a brick wall.
September 2, 2009
This afternoon the University of Idaho announced senior offensive guard Mike Iupati and junior defensive tackle Jonah Sataraka were named to Phil Steele's preseason All-Western Athletic Conference First-Team. They are joined by safeties Shiloh Keo and Virdell Larkins on the 2nd team, junior tailback Deonte Jackson on the 3rd team, senior offensive lineman Bryce Sinclair on the fourth team.
June 3, 2009
HEAD STRENGTH COACH SCOTT GADEKEN: "I don't know what a lot of schools around the WAC are doing, I can only control what happens here at the University of Idaho. But being at Kansas State for 3 years and LSU for 5 years, I would say we're on the right track. We're doing a good job of recruiting, and getting kids here that want to work and be coached. We are making positive steps every day."
March 4, 2008
Four years ago, before joining the WAC, there reportedly wasn't a Vandal football player that could bench 400 lbs, and few were close. But since the new Iverson Strength and Speed Center opened in 2004, Idaho's strength program has boomed. Now redshirt freshmen JONATHAN FARAIMO and Jonah Sataraka press 400-pounds, with more on the cusp. Inside we talk with Strength Coach Scott Gadeken.
December 2, 2007