Another push back for Idaho
Most of you know how I feel about the Idaho Vandals and their place in the college football stratosphere. Now comes news via the Idaho Statesman in Boise that the Sun Belt Conference — their second Bowl Subdivision conference when the left the ranks of the Big Sky Conference and the FCS in 1996 – doesn’t want them back from the WAC.
I fit a lot in there. But the Vandals were in the Sun Belt for a time (2001-04), and then received that long-awaited call from the Western Athletic Conference. Now that the WAC is down to two football-playing schools, Idaho and New Mexico State, the Vandals are looking for suitors. I can think of only one: The Big Sky.
Irony alert: Karl Benson was the WAC commish who invited Idaho to join. Now as commissioner of the Sun Belt he’s told the Vandals thanks but no thanks. Come on back, guys.
- Fritz Neighbor