Saturday afternoon's loss to San Jose State by a final score of 30-24 was a much closer game than most expected for a Spartan team battling for a bowl berth and a Vandal team continuing to rebuild in the second year of the Robb Akey era. Sophomore linebacker Jonathan Faraimo was joined by Nathan Enderle, Lee Smith, and Eddie Williams in the post-game press conference to discuss the game.
November 4, 2008
A pair of linebackers finished among Idaho's top five tacklers in Saturday afternoon's Homecoming game against New Mexico State. Sophomore SAM JUSTIN ALLEN finished fourth, and sophomore middle linebacker Jonathan Faraimo finished fifth. Between them they had 15 total tackles, two tackles for loss, one forced fumble, one recovered fumble, and an interception in the 20-14 Idaho victory.
October 27, 2008
HE'S ONE OF THE STRONGEST ATHLETES on the 2008 Vandal football team - with a bench press in excess of 400 pounds as a freshman - and made an immediate impact on Idaho's defense last year as a gray shirt freshman. This spring JONATHAN FARAIMO (5-11, 238) climbed to the top of the middle linebacker depth chart, successfully transitioning from the defensive end position he played last fall.
July 5, 2008
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
Although Idaho's offense struggled yesterday, redshirt freshman tailback DEONTE JACKSON passed the 1000-yard mark for the season and Idaho led this game 16-14 in the fourth quarter thanks to a tremendous defensive and special teams effort. But Idaho's inability to score took its toll as the Bulldogs mounted two fourth quarter TD drives for the 28-16 win. (All images inside by Larry Johnson)
November 4, 2007
Inside is a look at eight "newcomers" who are already battling this spring for significant playing time. The group includes junior QB LUKE TRACY, one of three JC transfers joining the program as midyear transfers. Also included in the group are grayshirt and redshirt athletes expected to be in the thick of the hunt for playing time at various roster positions.
April 3, 2007