Idaho coach Don Verlin sporting a Super Bowl XL hat in postgame interviews after the Vandals defeated the Utes in a game Utah coach Jim Boylen said would be “Idaho’s Super Bowl.” Don had this to say:
Is this our Super Bowl? No. I appreciate Coach Boylen giving us the opportunity to come down here and play, but it really irritated our guys, that something like that was said. We have a lot of pride in our program and being in the WAC. I have some players with a lot of pride. I thank him for saying it, it was all the motivation we needed. I didn’t have to say a lot in pregame.