Friday, July 13, 2007

University of Idaho?

Pete Carroll is only 50 days away from unleashing the biggest can of whoop ass the world has ever seen. Carroll and his galaxy of stars begin their quest for USC's 12th national championship on September 1st, 2007 at 7:15pm against the University of Idaho. We here at USC Sports Talk love our fair share of trash talking. So trust me when I say that there will be a lot of NSFW warning labels during game weeks.

It's important to know your opponent not only for battle on the field but also for talking shit off the field. Today I realized that my knowledge of the University of Idaho goes only as far as knowing that USC defensive coordinator Nick Holt served as head coach for the Vandals. So I decided to do some research...

University of Idaho

Founded: 1889
Location: Moscow, Idaho
Enrollment: 11,739
Faculty: 871
Nickname: Vandals
School Colors: Silver and Vandal Gold

In-State Tuition: $4,410
Out-of-State Tuition: $14,490

Campus sits on 1,580 acres of land
Located about 80 miles south of Gonzaga and WSU in Spokane, WA

Moscow enrollment

Undergraduate - 8,723
Graduate - 1,836
Law - 302
Resident - 8,040
Non-resident - 3,401

Student demographics

  • Students enrolled from all 44 Idaho counties, 50 states and 92 countries
  • 645 international students
  • Student population is 54.2 percent male and 45.8 percent female
  • 69% In-state students
  • 31% Out-of-state students
  • 2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3% Asian/Pacific Islander
  • 1% African American/Non-Hispanic
  • 5% Hispanic
  • 84% White/Non-Hispanic
  • 1% Non-Resident Alien
  • 4% Race/ethnicity unreported
  • 80% had high school GPA of 3.0 and higher
  • 20% had high school GPA of 2.0 - 2.99

Notable Alumni

  • Jeffrey Ashby- astronaut, veteran of three space shuttle missions, including Columbia in 1999. Class of '76
  • W. Mark Felt- "Deep Throat," a former top official of the FBI. Class of '35
  • John Friesz- NFL Quarterback (1990-2000). 2006 College Football Hall of Fame inductee. Class of '90
  • Dan O'Brien- 1996 Olympic gold medalist
  • Mark Schlereth- NFL lineman (1989-2000) and ESPN commentator. Class of '89
  • Frank Shrontz- Past chairman and CEO of The Boeing Company. Class of '54


Head Coach: Robb Akey
Team Captains: David Vorbora, Sr. Linebacker and Adam Korby, Jr. Center.
Preseason All-Conference: Stanely Franks, Sr. Defensive Back and Adam Korby

The Vandals finished with a 4-8 record in 2006
Finished 6th in the WAC

The Vandals have only appeared in one bowl game. The 1998 Humanitarian Bowl

I almost feel guilty talking shit about this school. If you thought the Arkansas game in 2005 was bad this is going to be a total annihilation of not only this football team, but quite possible the entire University of Idaho football program.

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Joey said...

DOn't forget about Napoleon Dynamite. And Idaho has the best potatoes on flippin good.

mel kiper fan said...

the mighty vandals