Still excited aboutBoise States future
The headline read Flattened in regards to Boise States recent Saturday night football game, and another read devastating, while another included never.
For those of us who know the context of Boise States leadership, we dont see flat in the realm of rebuilding and refining, and flat doesnt rhyme with potential.
Remember, also, for anyone who cant see the overall picture (and perhaps has a short memory of the past), the thought of having to play Boise State in the future could be their worst nightmare.
Those of us who support this football program ... we dont see anything flat about that.
JOHN VAN KIRK, Boise
C of I making smart choice with NAIA football
A recent letter to the editor suggested the College of Idaho reflect on the dismal programs at the University of Idaho, Idaho State and Wyoming as football is brought back to the campus.
On the contrary, I think these aforementioned schools should reflect on the C of I decision to compete at the NAIA level. NCAA football is nothing short of an ever-escalating arms race.
The success on the field is often a reflection of retaining quality coaches, attracting the best recruits and improving facilities. There are many programs that are, and always will be, at an economic and geographic disadvantage to compete at the highest level.
There is great wisdom in recognizing strengths and weaknesses and making a plan accordingly.
NAIA football is a good fit for the College of Idaho with huge potential to enhance the experience for the campus, Caldwell and the Treasure Valley. Many talented players from Idaho have gone on to compete at successful NAIA programs in the neighboring states of Montana and Oregon.
These student-athletes now have the option to stay home where friends, family and new fans can watch them play, and they can obtain a high-quality education.
KELLY TEMPLE, Boise