In a time when college football has been overtaken by multimillion-dollar coaching contracts and lavish training facilities, emotions continue to run high concerning Idaho’s decision to take a less-expensive route.
Vandals quarterback Matt Linehan threw himself into the middle of the debate by calling the university’s president “tone deaf” for moving the team to a lower level of NCAA play in coming seasons.
Linehan made his critical statement immediately after the team finished a 9-4 season with a 61-50 victory over Colorado State in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Thursday night.
Soon after, Linehan backed away from the comment.
“Emotions run high at the end of...