An open letter to Idaho head football coach Jason Eck, from Tubs at the Club founder Sean Kramer

Hey coach!

Let me be the one millionth person to welcome you back to the University of Idaho.

At the very second I’m sitting down to write this, you’re probably enjoying your very first tub as head football coach of the University of Idaho Vandals. You just posted this on Twitter, and while these thoughts I’m about to write have been shifting around my head for days, this has inspired me to sit down and write it.

You see, currently I am sitting over 6,000 miles away in my school office in Taipei, Taiwan. But I feel like I’m sitting right next you. I feel like I’m in the Club drinking a tub of Rainier. Like I’m home, in Moscow, where my heart is.

The last 48 hours have been an overwhelming sense of pride, excitement, and most importantly … unity.

Coach, your task as coach of the University of Idaho is more than just recruiting players and winning football games. Your task is to be the great unifier of the Idaho community we have lacked for the better part of a decade.

You’ve already hit the ground running. Your outreach, words and actions have drawn a path forward for the entire fanbase to follow.

I was in the room when our old university president made the divisive decision, despite the feelings of the sitting athletic director and head football coach, to transition Idaho back into the FCS and Big Sky. It’s a decision that still creates friction within the fanbase today, many feeling the recent lack of success as vindication of that criticism.

But, none of that needs to matter anymore. We’re here now, and now we have a coach who fully understands what it means to not only play at this level, but win at this level. We have a coach who has been an Idaho Vandal before and understands how important this institution is to our entire state and region.

“Flagship,” you proudly proclaimed at your introductory press conference. Coach, you just get it. You get what this fanbase, athletic department and football program desperately need at this moment.

I’ll be perfectly honest and say I am one of the many who passionately threw my support behind remaining in FBS, fighting as an independent and seeing where the landscape took us. I’ll also say I could not be any more excited to have a coach who from day one talked about making the playoffs and winning the Big Sky Conference.

I, like so many of us, am ready to put the problems of the past behind us and move forward hand-in-hand with a program committed to winning the Big Sky Conference.

I want to be given a reason to throw my sleep schedule into chaos over the time difference and wake up at five in the morning for games against the Northern Arizonas and Sacramento States of the world, games I desperately want to to mean something for us in the Big Sky title and FCS playoff races.

“This isn’t a rebuild. We’re going to compete our asses off and win games now.”

Hell yeah, coach.

It’s time for us as fans to back up that promise as well by donating to the Vandal Scholarship Fund and getting our asses to the Kibbie Dome. It’s time to unite and back the boys on the field. And it’s because we finally have a coach who is going to unite us all in our passion for the Silver and Gold.

Go Vandals.

Tubs at the Club Podcast: Back To The WAC

Football in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) is coming back! But, should Idaho go back to the WAC? The WAC has FBS ambitions and could be a back door to an FBS return for the Vandals. Will it be an FBS-worthy conference? We discuss that and what it means for Idaho’s FCS and FBS future…again.

On the mic: Chris Hammond, Brian Marceau, Alex Boatman
Release date: Jan. 8, 2021

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Tubs at the Club Podcast: President Scott Green

Guys, it’s been quite a while since we’ve had a President on campus which we’ve been absolutely excited about. Scott Green is here to end this existential crisis. A Moscow native, a Vandal, a proud Idahoan, the top man at the university himself joins the Tubs at the Club crew to discuss his pride in being at the Flagship university in the state of Idaho, its past and what we have planned for the future.

On the mic: Chris Hammond, Alex the Boat Man Boatman
Release date: Dec. 25, 2020

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Tubs at the Club Podcast: Dennis Patchin, the voice of the Vandals

We wrangled longtime Voice of the Vandals Dennis Patchin onto the Tubs at the Club Podcast, brought to you by Montucky Cold Snacks. Patchin takes us through his decades-long career in the Inland Northwest, his favorite moments, toughest moments, stories from the past and his thoughts on the future of University of Idaho athletics.

On the mic: Chris Hammond, Brian Marceau
Release date: Dec. 23, 2020

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2021 Recruiting HQ

Our Team has been hard at work keeping track of every public scholarship offer, transfer & verbal commitment to the Vandal Football program again this year! (Checkout our list from last year here.)

CLICK HERE FOR OUR LIST

We’ll update the list as swiftly as possible throughout the week, and even more so on National Letter of Intent day. This post will be receiving updates as commitments and news piles in.

Subscribe to our Youtube channel for a chance to be a part of the live podcast on Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. PT.

Another good recruiting news sites to checkout for Idaho news is 247 Sports Idaho Page.


December 22nd

updated 9:30am

While we wait on 2-4 more commits before this class is final lets take a look at some more in-depth breakdowns.

By Position:

3 WR (Evans, Lilly, Williams)

2.5 QB (McCoy, Crowton [Greyshirt in 21: Webb])

2 RB (Benton & Cummings)

2 CB (Duncan, Jones)

1 OL (Harris)

1 S (King)

1 LB (Musgrave)

.5 DL (Greyshirt in 21:Graves)

By State:

California:7

Texas: 2.5

Idaho: 1.5

Utah: 1

Oregon: 1

Elgible for spring season:

WR Elijah Lilly (Transfer from New Mexico)

CB Joshua Jones (Transfer from UTSA via Tyler Juco)

December 17th

updated 11:17am

Podcast on subject

Audio: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/2021-national-signing-day-idaho-vandals-big-sky-conference/id1409679616?i=1000502701370

Video:

December 16th

Updated 2:43pm

Elisha Cummings RB 5’9 180lb Waco,TX

Tyler Webb QB 6’3 205lb Waco, TX

Per Tyler’s Twitter he will be Greyshirting and report to team in 2022.

Updated 11:09am

Zamajay Duncan CB 5’10 180lb San Diego, CA (3 Star & 247.coms #2 Vandal Commit ALL-TIME)

& Teammate and our first verbal commit!

Ja’ShonWilliams WR/CB 5’11 170lb San Diego, CA

Updated 9:39am

Fall 21′

Isiah King S 6’4 200lb San Diego, CA

Jan 20′

Macloud Crowton QB 6’1 180lb St. George, UT

Updated 9:18am

First State of Oregon commit. Elgible Fall 21′

Colt Musgrave ILB 6’2 215lb Bend,OR

Updated 8:44am

They just keep rolling in

Fall 21′

Gabe Benton RB 6’1 225lb Stockton,CA

Updated 8:39am

Added 5th signing and he is a Hogmolly!

Elgible Jan’20

Logan Harris OL 6’7 290lb Boise, ID (Centennial)

Updated 7:58am

We appear to have answer that some of these recruits are eligble to play this spring

4 Commits Official commits 1 Fall 21′ 3 Jan 20′ According to GoVandals.com

Fall 21′

Gevani McCoy QB 6’1 160lb Los Angeles,CA

Jan 20′

Keison Evans 6’2 182lb WR Compton,CA

Joshua Jones CB 5’10 182lb (JR transfer from UTSA)

Elijah Lilly WR 6’0 160lb (RSr transfer from New Mexico)

December 15th

Updated 6:00 am

Rankings

We enter NSD eve ranked 129th nationally (135th in 2020) 7th in FCS (3rd in 2020) & 2nd in Big Sky (3rd in 2020)

Tubs Rankings as of today for the Big Sky

Teams:Points:Top Recruit:Notes:
1NAU80.92Kobe Walton (Safety)13 Commits.
2Cal Poly62.42Jekob Jones (ILB)11 Commits.
3Idaho58.85Zamajay Duncan (CB)10 Commits.
4EWU48.12Kekoa Visperas (QB)11 Commits.
5UC Davis31.22Porter Connors (OLB)8 Commits.
6MSU24.69Kenneth Eiden IV (ATH)10 Commits.
7Sac. State16.08Dorian Hale (QB)9 Commits.
8UNC8.31Wilson Clark (C)5 Commits.
9Montana7.31Daniel Britt (QB)5 Commits.
10PSU7.31Mason Packer (ATH)1 Commit.
11Weber StateN/ANoah Kjar (WR)3 Commits, One is in 247.
12SUUN/ANathan Sauste (TE)3 Commits.
13ISUN/ALoimata Mauga (DT)1 Commit.

IDAHO VERBALS

Zamajay Duncan 5’10 180lb CB (3star) San Diego, CA

Ja’Shon Williams 5’11 170lb CB (2star) San Diego, CA

Tristyn Flores 6’0 170lb CB (3star) Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Colt Musgrave 6’2 213lb ILB (3star) Bend, OR

Jacob Graves 6’3 285lb OG (2star) Kuna, ID

Nico Estrada 5’9 175lb ATH (2star) San Diego, CA

Isiah King 6’4 200lb ATH San Diego

Tyler Webb 6’3 205lb QB Waco, TX

Elisha Cummings 5’9 180lbs RB Waco,TX

Luke Borchardt 6’5 190lb WR Portland, OR (Grant)

Gevani McCoy 6’1 160lb QB Lakewood, CA

Gabriel Benton 6’1 225lb RB Stockton, CA

Jon Denny 6’6 32lb OL Fairfield, WA (Fr-Transfer from WSU)

Elijah Lilly 6’0 160lb San Bernardino, CA (RSr-Transfer from UNM


Idaho Kids With Vandal Offers Outstanding

Ammon Munyer TE (3star) Rathdrum, ID- Air Force, Charlotte, EWU, JSU, UM, MSU, NAU, Weber, CWU

Gus Elwell DE Boise, ID (Mountain View) – CofI

Ben Ford QB Eagle, ID (Eagle)- Army, Idaho State

Jordan Erickson RB Meridian, ID (Rocky Mountain)-Air Force, Army, Navy, San Diego, Montana Tech

Brett Tommasini LB (2star) Eagle, ID (Eagle)-Air Force

Alec Eckert DE (2star) Lewiston, ID – Columbia, MSU, CofI, Wazzu (PWO)