POCATELLO – At his home in Texas, J.D. Martinez got word one of his shining stars from a few years back was doing the usual a few states north.
1. The legend of the 1981 team is the “outhouse-to-penthouse” turnaround – from 0-11 in 1979 to national champions two years later. So just how bad were things under coach Bud Hake in ‘79?
Troy Bell always wanted to integrate his business with Idaho State. Yet, for years as he tried to partner his Chubbuck-based supplement company, Black Label, with his alma mater, some sort of red tape always arose, some problem or concern that left opportunities on the table.
Don’t feel the need to belabor over Saturday. Don’t dwell on the final score. Don’t overanalyze the 0-2 record.
POCATELLO – All Raiden Hunter needed to do was bounce outside.
Tanner Conner arrived in Pocatello as an afterthought. He was a lightly-recruited raw receiver, buried in the depth-chart pit behind guys like Michael Dean, Mitch Gueller and Hagen Graves.
After the spring season, Idaho State offensive coordinator Mike Ferriter sat down with quarterback Tyler Vander Waal and reflected on a 2-4 season that left a sour taste in their mouth.
Idaho State defensive coordinator Roger Cooper has three rules for his linebackers.
There seems to only be two ways to interpret the spring season.
POCATELLO – With knees bent and arms extended, Idaho State guards A.J. Burgin and Emmit Taylor stood 90 feet apart and waited for the queue.