The Kibbie Dome is echoing with whistles and shouts again, as the 3-1 (1-0 WAC) Idaho Vandals ready themselves for Saturday’s fight against the 3-1 (0-1 MWC) Colorado State Rams.
Daniel Hardy is on the sidelines, suited up but sans pads. He apparently got banged up a bit at Northern Illinois. He’s expected to be ready to play on gameday. Jonah Sataraka, JoJo Dickson Shiloh Keo were also being protected.
The Vandals’ first team, including QB Nathan Enderle, was working game reps, and there were also a couple practice kick-return situations. Return coverage has been a bugaboo for the Vandals all season, giving up an average of 21 yards per return. Last week, the Huskies frequently found themselves starting from their own 30 or 40-yard line.
We stopped to take a look at the line at the Dome ticket office — it’s filling the hallway and spilling out into the foyer. Lots of students picking up their tickets, and the athletics department has reported that three-quarters of the student-allocated ducats have already been distributed.
Aaron Grymes is getting quality reps, as the true freshman has become a stalwart starting defender.
The Red and Black Attack believes they know why Idaho won: it’s the Axe.
We’ll have quotes from Enderle, Sataraka, Robb Akey and DeMaundray Woolridge tonight.