Conference: College of Idaho will compete in the NAIA Frontier Conference. The league played with eight members in 2012: Carroll, Rocky Mountain, Montana State-Northern, Dickinson State, Southern Oregon, Montana Tech, Eastern Oregon and Montana Western. Three teams finished the season in the coaches postseason Top 25 and Carroll is a national power.
First game: Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, vs. Eastern Oregon. The Coyotes will play a 10-game schedule with home games at Simplot Stadium in Caldwell.
Roster/scholarships: College of Idaho expects to build its football team with about 120 players. The program can use a maximum of 24 scholarships, which may be split. It will start with 16 and build that number through fund raising. To be competitive in that conference, you better get to 24 quick, Athletic Director Marty Holly said. The first class of recruits will arrive in the fall and be eligible to play from 2014 to 2017.
Coaching staff: Coach Mike Moroski, introduced Wednesday, can hire an offensive coordinator, a defensive coordinator and a third full-time assistant. Three more limited-earnings positions are available. One assistant likely will double as the strength coach. Moroski expects to hire one or two of his former Davis players and at least one coach with local ties.
Facilities: College of Idaho is working on a new athletics facility on campus and plans to renovate nearby Simplot Stadium for football home games and likely as a practice site. The plan calls for artificial turf. Holly considered purple turf, but decided against it.
Fundraising: College of Idaho met its early fund-raising goal for Jan. 1 but still must raise about $4 million, Holly said. Weve saved a lot of the heavy lifting in fund raising until we had a coach to help us and he wants to fund-raise, Holly said. And I think hell be good at it because hes so likable.
History: College of Idaho played football from 1905 to 1977. They beat Pacific 24-23 in their final game.