Discussion in 'Idaho Vandals' started by FaCe-LeE-uS, Jan 24, 2017.
Great story on Onunwor:
Yeah Coleman basically dropped out of the draft in most mocks in the 3 weeks between when I posted that and this weekend. I'm still surprised he hasn't signed anywhere yet.
He'll field a tryout I'm sure. Wouldn't be surprised if that turns into a PS spot.
Surprisingly Jordan Rose has a tryout with the Chiefs. Surprised it's not the Raiders as Tom Cable tends to like big dumbass goons.
After seeing some mocks a few days before the draft I was pretty sure no Idaho guys were going to go but I thought for sure Coleman and Duckworth would get signed as undrafted free agents.
So far just three rookie mini camp invites for Linehan, Duckworth, and Rose. Considering the 2009 H-Bowl team had four draft picks including a first rounder in Iupati, this is pretty disappointing.
Also, didn't even realize this but they had the spring game recently.
Offense rules the day as several Vandals shine in Idaho’s Silver and Gold game
Defense crashes UI party
Petrino and Richardson split reps at first team QB with Lemle getting second team reps. Mason's stats look okay but from what I understand a lot of that was due to the majority of the starting secondary being out and the more conservative play calling when he was in. Richardson is still nursing an ankle injury.
Saunders and Thigpin were both injured at RB.
And finally, Kaden Ellis took almost no reps at LB and instead played a hybrid TE/WR position most of the game.
I really don't think you can take too much away from any of this. Too many guys hurt or playing where they really shouldn't be playing.
Also these two articles can't decide which side of the ball looked better which is weird.
This is what fucking happens when give up on the football program. Players give up too.
Boise State football will add transfer from a most unlikely place: its oldest rival
FUCK! Huge blow to the defense. If I'm being honest though, good for him. He was the 11th highest graded LB in the nation last year according to PFF. If he continues to dominate on a bigger stage of the MWC then he could potentially get drafted in the top end of the NFL draft.
According to the link you posted about Lashley leaving... Sannon & Coleman got rookie tryouts as well. Onunwor's gotta be bummed.
I definitely can't blame him, and apparently he's been looking to get out for a few years now. Just worked out that the grad transfer was his best option.
Don't hate the guy, but the two best defensive players from last season are now gone or playing mostly on offense.
That and the team he ended up transferring to is a huge kick in the balls. Only would have been worse if he transferred to another FCS school.
Oh, and if he does make it in the NFL he's going to have BJC next to his name instead of the school he played four years at and actually graduated from.
University of Idaho president to leave after next school year
Good news, but the damage has already been done.
This coming just weeks after the boosters dropped the hammer...
Boosters asked State Board of Education to oust Idaho President Chuck Staben
He knew he wasn't wanted, but I wonder if this decision was as "mutual" as the article you posted indicates. I'm thinking it wasn't. Whatever the case, I'm glad he's gone.
Fuck you Staben.
Yeah he was essentially forced out, but it was clear when he tried for the UNM job that he would rather be somewhere else anyway. He probably just didn't fight it when he was asked to leave.
Glad he didn't fight it. But still sucks ass that the athletic department is left in ruins.
Oh yeah, this doesn't really fix anything. But Spear is likely on the way out too so maybe this keeps things from getting worse for now. Maybe. Hard to say with the U of I and the SBOE. Just gotta hope they can get some decent hires.
I won't hold my breath.
Reports are that Dylan Lemle has left the program. If true, probably because Paul Petrino just made it clear earlier today that Mason and Colton Richardson are battling for the starting QB spot. I'm sure losing out on reps to the coach's clearly inferior kid has to be frustrating.
Didn't think Paul was stupid enough to actually trot Mason out as the starter, but I'm starting to think I may be wrong.
Worth noting that Kingman is now no longer with the team.
On a positive note there are 4 former Idaho players and another former Verlin recruit (Sekou Wiggs) currently playing in the NBA summer league. Can't remember the last time anything like that happened.
Can't blame Lemle. Seemed destined to hold a clipboard anyways. Did Richardson lose some weight this offseason? If he could be a little more mobile I could see him starting over Petrino. If not, then Petrino definitely gives them a more dynamic offense that Paul loves and will likely be the starter.
Lemle is apparently on campus still, so it could all be rumors. Richardson definitely lost weight, don't know how much. Petrino apparently grew 3 inches because he's listed at 6'0'' and there's no way he's taller than 5'9''.
Well according to this photo from last month... Not much
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