2006 Idaho Vandals football
Idaho Vandals logo.svg
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
Record4–8 (3–5 WAC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorDan Cozzetto (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorJeff Mills (3rd as DC, 8th overall season)
Home stadiumKibbie Dome
(Capacity: 17,000)
Seasons
← 2005
2007 →
2006 Western Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 5 Boise State $   8 0     13 0  
Hawaii   7 1     11 3  
San Jose State   5 3     9 4  
Nevada   5 3     8 5  
Fresno State   4 4     4 8  
Idaho   3 5     4 8  
New Mexico State   2 6     4 8  
Louisiana Tech   1 7     3 10  
Utah State   1 7     1 11  
  • $ – Conference champion and BCS representative as top non-AQ school to meet automatic qualification criteria
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2006 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho during the 2006 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Idaho competed as a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), and played their home games in the Kibbie Dome, an indoor facility on campus in Moscow, Idaho. In his second stint as the program's head coach, Dennis Erickson led the Vandals to wins in their first three conference games to move to 4–3 overall,[1] Idaho then lost their final five games, all in conference to finish at 4–8 (3–5 in WAC, sixth), their seventh-straight season with a losing record.[2]

Hired in February following the departure of Nick Holt for an assistant's position at USC, Erickson was previously the head coach of the Vandals from 1982 through 1985, his first collegiate head coaching position, and was most recently the head coach of the NFL's San Francisco 49ers.[3][4] After just ten months back at Idaho, Erickson departed in December to become the head coach at Arizona State in the Pac-10 Conference.[5][6]

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 29:00 amat Michigan State*ESPN PlusL 17–2770,711
September 912:45 pmat Washington State*FSN NWL 10–5629,431
September 162:00 pmIdaho State (FCS)*W 27–2415,162
September 237:14 pmat Oregon State*FSN NWL 0–3840,317
September 3012:00 pmat Utah StateW 41–21  8,618
October 72:00 pmNew Mexico Statedagger
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID
W 28–2015,107
October 144:00 pmat Louisiana TechW 24–1419,231
October 212:00 pmNo. 17 Boise State
KTVBL 26–4217,000
October 289:00 pmat HawaiiL 10–6834,051
November 42:00 pmNevada
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID
L 7–4515,013
November 182:00 pmat Fresno StateL 0–3435,382
November 252:00 pmSan José State
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID
L 13–2810,435
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
Source:[7]

Idaho's reported home attendance for 2006 was 72,717 for five games, an average of 15,543. The maximum was 17,000 for the Boise State game on October 21, and the minimum was 10,435 for San Jose State on November 25, two days after Thanksgiving.

References

  1. ^ Wasser, Aaron (October 16, 2006). "Turn, turn, turn: Vandals rack up eight takeaways in win over LTU". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. (Idaho=Wahington). p. 1B.
  2. ^ Wasser, Aaron (November 27, 2006). "Spartans escape Vandals' grasp". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. (Idaho-Washington). p. 1B.
  3. ^ Bauer, Doug (February 9, 2006). "Back in silver and gold". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. (Idaho-Washington). p. 1B.
  4. ^ Blanchette, John (February 9, 2006). "Now would be good time to jump on Vandal bandwagon". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. C1.
  5. ^ Meehan, Jim (December 11, 2006). "Upset Vandals try to move forward". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. C1.
  6. ^ Baum, Bob (December 12, 2006). "The search is on". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. (Idaho-Washington). Associated Press. p. 1B.
  7. ^ "Football statistics - 2006 - Idaho Vandals". wacsports.com. Archived from the original on March 25, 2012. Retrieved September 11, 2011.