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Sports >  Idaho football

After taking leap in year one, Jason Eck and Idaho are ‘ready for more challenges’

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 25, 2022

When he was hired to revive a University of Idaho football program that had not enjoyed a winning season in five years, Jason Eck predicted the Vandals were a sleeping giant. Once stirred to consciousness, he insisted, they could reclaim their winning ways as a Football Championship Subdivision power that saw them win or share six Big Sky Conference championships between 1982-92 and go to the FCS playoffs 11 times between 1982-95.

Sports >  Idaho football

Idaho clinches postseason berth, will play at Southeastern Louisiana in first round of FCS playoffs

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 20, 2022

Events late Sunday morning at the football offices in the University of Idaho Kibbie Dome were building to a beehive of activity. Coaches and graduate assistants all had some happy urgency in their step as they moved among meeting rooms, offices and film rooms, and head coach Jason Eck constantly catching his breath as he directed the action.
Sports >  Idaho football

Things to watch: No. 21 Idaho must avoid upset against Idaho State to keep playoff hopes alive

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 18, 2022

The Football Championship Subdivision playoffs remain a goal for the Idaho Vandals, who made the tournament in 10 of 11 seasons between 1985-95 and reached the semifinals in 1988 and 1993, before embarking on a two-decade run in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Since returning to the FCS and the Big Sky Conference in 2018, Idaho could not post a winning season, until now.