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Idaho Vandals football
2013 Idaho Vandals football team
University of Idaho Vandals logo.svg
First season1893
Athletic directorDr. Rob Spear
Head coachPaul Petrino
1st year, 1–10  (.091)
Home stadiumKibbie Dome
Year built1971
1975 (enclosed)
Stadium capacity16,000
Stadium surfaceRealGrass Pro (2007- )
AstroTurf (1990-2006)
TartanTurf (1972-1989)
Natural grass (1971)
LocationMoscow, Idaho
LeagueNCAA Division I (FBS)
ConferenceIndependent
Past conferencesWAC (2005-12)
Sun Belt (2000-04)
Big West (1996-2000)
Big Sky (1963-95)
Independent (1959-62)
Pacific Coast (1922-58)
All-time record443–568–26 (.440)
Postseason bowl record2–0 (1.000)
Playoff appearances11   (Div. I-AA)
Playoff record6–11 (.353)
Conference titles10
Consensus All-Americans1
Colors

Silver and Gold

          
Fight songGo, Vandals, Go
MascotJoe Vandal
Marching bandThe Sound of Idaho
OutfitterNike
WebsiteGoVandals.com
 
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Idaho Vandals football
2013 Idaho Vandals football team
University of Idaho Vandals logo.svg
First season1893
Athletic directorDr. Rob Spear
Head coachPaul Petrino
1st year, 1–10  (.091)
Home stadiumKibbie Dome
Year built1971
1975 (enclosed)
Stadium capacity16,000
Stadium surfaceRealGrass Pro (2007- )
AstroTurf (1990-2006)
TartanTurf (1972-1989)
Natural grass (1971)
LocationMoscow, Idaho
LeagueNCAA Division I (FBS)
ConferenceIndependent
Past conferencesWAC (2005-12)
Sun Belt (2000-04)
Big West (1996-2000)
Big Sky (1963-95)
Independent (1959-62)
Pacific Coast (1922-58)
All-time record443–568–26 (.440)
Postseason bowl record2–0 (1.000)
Playoff appearances11   (Div. I-AA)
Playoff record6–11 (.353)
Conference titles10
Consensus All-Americans1
Colors

Silver and Gold

          
Fight songGo, Vandals, Go
MascotJoe Vandal
Marching bandThe Sound of Idaho
OutfitterNike
WebsiteGoVandals.com

The Idaho Vandals are a college football team that represents the University of Idaho. The Vandals currently compete as an Independent school of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of NCAA Division I. The Idaho football program began competing in 1893[1] and has played home games at the Kibbie Dome since October 1971, an outdoor stadium for four seasons until enclosed in 1975.[2]

Idaho returned to Division I-A competition (now called the FBS) in 1996. Through the 2010 season, the Vandals have an all-time record of 437–548–26.[3] They have played in two bowl games in their history, close victories in the Humanitarian Bowl in Boise in 1998 and 2009.[4]

On August 18, 2012, Idaho was cleared to stay in the Football Bowl Subdivision as an independent,[5] after the WAC transitioned to a non-football playing Division I conference, after the 2012 season.[6]

Conference championships[edit]

The Vandals have won ten conference championships in their history,
nine of them in the Big Sky.[7]

ConferenceSeasonHead Coach
Big Sky1965*Steve Musseau
1968*Y C McNease
1971Don Robbins
1982*Dennis Erickson
1985
1987Keith Gilbertson
1988
1989John L. Smith
1992*
Big West1998Chris Tormey
* denotes shared championship

I-AA playoffs[edit]

For 18 seasons (1978–95), Idaho was a member of Division I-AA (now FCS), and participated in the I-AA playoffs eleven times to compile a 6-11 playoff record. The Vandals were 4-4 at home and 2-7 on the road, with a 4-7 record in the first round (2-4 at home, 2-3 away). The best advancements were to the national semifinals in 1988 and 1993, but both seasons ended with road losses by large margins to the eventual national champions. The 1982 and 1990 teams advanced to the quarterfinals, but both lost close road games to the eventual national champions.[8]

SeasonRoundScoreHead Coach
1982First@ Idaho  21  Montana7Dennis Erickson
(1–2)
Quarterfinal@ E. Kentucky38Idaho  30  
1985FirstE. Washington42@ Idaho38
1986First@ Nevada-Reno27Idaho7Keith Gilbertson
(2–3)
1987FirstWeber St.59@ Idaho30
1988First@ Idaho38Montana19
Quarterfinal@ Idaho38Northwestern St.30
Semifinal@ Furman38Idaho7
1989FirstE. Illinois38@ Idaho21John L. Smith
(3–5)
1990FirstIdaho41@ SW Missouri St.35
Quarterfinal@ Georgia So.28Idaho27
1992FirstMcNeese St.23@ Idaho20
1993FirstIdaho34@ Northeast Louisiana31
Quarterfinal@ Idaho21Boston U.14
Semifinal@ Youngstown St.35Idaho16
1994First@ McNeese St.38Idaho21
1995First@ McNeese St.33Idaho3Chris Tormey

Bowl history[edit]

The Vandals have played in two bowls since rejoining the FBS and have won both.[4]

SeasonBowlCityScoreHead Coach
1998  Humanitarian    Boise    Idaho Vandals    42    Southern Miss    35    Chris Tormey  
2009HumanitarianBoiseIdaho Vandals43Bowling Green42Robb Akey

Notable players[edit]

NFL[edit]

CFL[edit]

Coaches[edit]

(former Vandal football players)

Retired numbers[edit]

  Number  PlayerPosition(s)Varsity
seasons
9Ken HobartQB  198083  
17John FrieszQB198689
53  Wayne Walker    LB / C / LS  1955–57
56John YarnoC1973–76
64Jerry KramerG / DT / PK1955–57


Top NFL Draft selections[edit]

PlayerPositionOverall
Pick
Round  NFL  
Draft
Franchise
Ray McDonald  RB131st1967Washington Redskins
Mike IupatiG171st2010San Francisco 49ers
Jerry KramerG / PK394th1958Green Bay Packers
Wayne WalkerLB / PK444th1958Detroit Lions
Carl KiilsgaardT615th1950Chicago Cardinals
Ryan PhillipsLB683rd1997New York Giants
Jim PrestelDT706th1959Cleveland Browns
Jim NortonS / P757th1960Detroit Lions
John YarnoC874th1977Seattle Seahawks
Jeff RobinsonDE / TE / LS984th1993Denver Broncos
Mark SchlerethG26310th1989Washington Redskins

Coaching records[edit]

Head CoachYearsSeasonsWinsLossesTiesPct.
Fred Herbold1900–19012421.643
John G. Griffith (a)1902–190651391.587
John R. Middleton1907–19081340.429
John S. Grogan19091230.400
John G. Griffith (b)1910–1914515131.534
Charles Rademacher19151141.250
Wilfred C. Bleamaster1916–19172580.385
Ralph Hutchinson19191230.400
Thomas Kelley1920–19212851.607
Matty Mathews1922–1925416142.531
Charles Erb1926–192831095.521
Leo Calland1929–1934621300.412
Ted Bank1935–1940618333.361
Francis Schmidt1941–194227120.368
Babe Brown1945–194622150.118
Dixie Howell1947–1950413201.397
Babe Curfman1951–195337191.278
Skip Stahley1954–1961822511.304
Dee Andros1962–1964311161.411
Steve Musseau1965–1967313170.433
Y C McNease1968–196927130.350
Don Robbins1970–1973420240.455
Ed Troxel1974–1977416253.398
Jerry Davitch1978–1981415290.341
Dennis Erickson (a)19821985432150.681
Keith Gilbertson1986198832890.757
John L. Smith1989–1994653210.716
Chris Tormey1995–1999533230.589
Tom Cable2000–2003411350.239
Nick Holt2004–200525180.217
Dennis Erickson (b)20061480.333
Robb Akey20072012620500.286
Jason Gesser ^2012 1^040.000
Paul Petrino2013–present11110.083
Totals (1893–2013)Total11644458026.435

^ Interim head coach - Gesser coached the final four games of 2012 after Akey was relieved on October 21.

Future non-conference opponents[edit]

201420152016201720182019
at Floridavs Ohioat UNLVvs UNLVat Fresno Stateat Old Dominion
vs Western Michiganat USCat Templeat Western Michiganat Northern Illinois
at Ohioat Auburnat Washington Stateat Nevada
at San Diego Statevs Nevada

Source:[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Idaho Historical Data". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  2. ^ "Kibbie Dome". IdahoPTV. Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  3. ^ "Football Bowl Subdivision Records". NCAA. p. 66. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  4. ^ a b "Idaho Bowl History". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  5. ^ "State board approves Idaho becoming FBS independent". USAToday. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  6. ^ Murphy, Brian (9 October 2012). "WAC adds Utah Valley, CSU Bakersfield; Will it be able to keep Idaho?". Idaho Statesman. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Idaho Conference Championships". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  8. ^ "FCS Championship History (Known as I-AA from 1978-2006)". The FCS College Football Weekly Preview. Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  9. ^ "John Friesz". College Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  10. ^ "Mark Schlereth Statistics". Pro-football-statistics.com. Retrieved 2010-12-23. 
  11. ^ ESPN.com - NFL Draft 2010 - "Idaho's '58 Specials" - 2010-04-10
  12. ^ "Idaho Vandals Football Schedules and Future Schedules". fbschedules.com. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 

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