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Robb Akey (born July 24, 1966) is an American football coach, named the head coach at the University of Idaho on December 20, 2006, by athletic director Rob Spear. July 24 is the 205th day (206th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 160 days remaining. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... The University of Idaho is the states land-grant and primary research university, located in the city of Moscow in Latah County. ... December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Akey succeeds Dennis Erickson, who left his second stint at Idaho after just ten months for Arizona State of the Pac-10. Erickson was preceded by Nick Holt, who voluntarily departed after only two seasons, compiling nine losses in each. The Idaho Vandals joined the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) in 2005. Dennis Erickson (born March 24, 1947, in Everett, Washington) is a football coach. ... Arizona State University (ASU) is a public institution of higher education and research with several campuses located in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... Nick Holt (born October 15, 1962) is the current defensive coordinator of the USC Trojans football team. ... It has been suggested that Western Athletic Conference Mens Basketball Tournament be merged into this article or section. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Assistant coach

Robb Akey was a college assistant coach for 19 seasons, the last eight at neighboring Washington State, eight miles to the west on the Palouse. He was hired as a defensive line coach under WSU head coach Mike Price in 1999, and added the defensive coordinator duties in 2003 under new head Bill Doba, who was the defensive coordinator for Price. Washington State University (WSU) is a major public research university in Pullman, Washington. ... The Palouse is a region covering approximately 16,000 sq. ... Mike Price (born 1946) is an American football coach, currently the head coach at the University of Texas-El Paso (UTEP). ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... A defensive coordinator typically refers to a coach on a football team in the National Football League (or at other levels of American football) who is in charge of the defense. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bill Doba, head football coach at Washington State University Bill Doba is the head football coach at Washington State University. ... A defensive coordinator typically refers to a coach on a football team in the National Football League (or at other levels of American football) who is in charge of the defense. ...


Before moving to Pullman in 1999, Akey was an assistant coach for 11 seasons in the Big Sky Conference in Division I-AA. He was at Northern Arizona in Flagstaff for four seasons (1995-98), and at his alma mater, Weber State in Ogden, Utah, from 1988-94. Pullman is a city in Whitman County, Washington, United States. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Big Sky Conference (or BSC) is an intercollegiate college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division I, with football competing at the Division I-AA level. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Northern Arizona University (NAU) is a university in Flagstaff, Arizona in the United States. ... Nickname: City of Seven Wonders Location in Coconino County the state of Arizona Coordinates: Country United States State Arizona County Coconino County Mayor Joseph C. Donaldson Area    - City 63. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Alma mater is Latin for nourishing mother. It was used in ancient Rome as a title for the mother goddess, and in Medieval Christianity for the Virgin Mary. ... Weber State University is a public university located in the city of Ogden in Weber County, Utah, USA. There is also a Davis County satellite campus located in Layton. ... Ogden sign over Washington Boulevard at the Ogden River; toward downtown Overlooking Ogdens George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park Ogden is the county seat of Weber County,GR6 Utah, United States. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ...


Early years

Akey grew up in Colorado Springs, and graduated from Wasson High School in 1984. Akey played on the defensive line for head coach Mike Price at Weber State in the mid 1980s. He was an all-conference (Big Sky) selection at defensive end in his senior season of 1987, earned honorable mention honors on the All-American team (Division I-AA), and was the Wildcats' career sack leader. During his college career he also played at linebacker and on the offense at tight end. Nickname: The Springs Location in the state of Colorado Coordinates: County El Paso Mayor Lionel Rivera Area    - City 482. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mike Price (born 1946) is an American football coach, currently the head coach at the University of Texas-El Paso (UTEP). ... Weber State University is a public university located in the city of Ogden in Weber County, Utah, USA. There is also a Davis County satellite campus located in Layton. ... The 1980s refers to the years of 1980 to 1989. ... The Big Sky Conference (or BSC) is an intercollegiate college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division I, with football competing at the Division I-AA level. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Break with ties

Robb Akey is the first head coach since Jerry Davitch (1978-81) without previous ties to the University of Idaho, either as a former player or assistant coach. But Akey definitely has familiarity having lived within eight miles (13 km) of the Moscow campus for the last eight seasons, and with Idaho as an opponent in each of those seasons. In addition, Akey either played or coached against the Vandals for a dozen seasons 1984-95 while in the Big Sky. The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... Jerry Davitch (born 1941?) is a former college football coach. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of Idaho is the states land-grant and primary research university, located in the city of Moscow in Latah County. ... Moscow (pronounced Moss-co) is the county seat of Latah CountyGR6 in northern Idaho, along the Washington/Idaho border. ... The Vandals traditional reputation: a colored steel engraving of the Sack of Rome (455) by Heinrich Leutemann (1824-1904), c 1860-80 Vandal and Vandali redirect here. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Big Sky Conference (or BSC) is an intercollegiate college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division I, with football competing at the Division I-AA level. ...


Idaho's conference moves

Until moving up to Division I-A in 1996, Idaho was a charter member of the Big Sky Conference, which began operations in 1963. Idaho's new conference in 1996 was the Big West, which discontinued football following the 2000 season. Rather than forge ahead as an independent, the Vandals played in the distant Sun Belt Conference for four seasons (for football only) until the university joined the WAC in 2005. Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The University of Idaho is the states land-grant and primary research university, located in the city of Moscow in Latah County. ... The Big Sky Conference (or BSC) is an intercollegiate college athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division I, with football competing at the Division I-AA level. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The Big West Conference (BWC) is an NCAA-affiliated Division I major college athletic conference that formerly sponsored Division I-A American football. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The Sun Belt Conference is a college athletic conference that has been affiliated with the NCAAs Division I since 1976. ... It has been suggested that Western Athletic Conference Mens Basketball Tournament be merged into this article or section. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


From 1922-58 Idaho was a member of the Pacific Coast Conference, which included all the teams from the future Pac-8 conference and Montana, which left in 1950. The PCC disbanded in 1959 and the Vandals were not part of the new conference which replaced it (the AAWU, later the Pac-8). 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pacific Coast Conference (PCC) was a college athletic conference in the United States, now defunct. ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... University of Montana The University of Montana campus, 1999. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Pacific Coast Conference (PCC) was a college athletic conference in the United States, now defunct. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ...


The WSU game

The Idaho Vandals are scheduled to play at Washington State on 15-Sep-2007. Washington State University (WSU) is a major public research university in Pullman, Washington. ...


As the Vandals' new head coach, Akey doesn't think the Idaho-WSU game "is something that needs to be played every year." He said he preferred it as a "once-in-a-while thing." He stated one reason was possible off-field problems because of two rival programs only 8 miles apart.


The game was revived as an annual event in 1998. (Following the 1978 game, the neighboring teams met just twice in the next two decades ('82 & '89) while the Vandals were in Division I-AA.) 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ...


Through 2006, the two universities' football teams have met 90 times, starting with three games in 1894 (May, June, & November), with WSU holding a 69-18-3 (.794) edge. Beginning with the 1926 game, the record is an even more dominant 54-5-2 (.902). Idaho's wins came in 1954, 1964, 1965, 1999, & 2000 (ties in 1927 & 1950). The last time the game was played east of the border in Moscow was in 1966. 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Washington State University (WSU) is a major public research university in Pullman, Washington. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... Moscow (pronounced Moss-co) is the county seat of Latah CountyGR6 in northern Idaho, along the Washington/Idaho border. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ...


Idaho lost a close game to the Cougars in 1998, the year the Vandals won the Big West title and the Humanitarian Bowl over Southern Mississippi, finishing with a 9-3 record. Idaho won back-to-back contests in 1999 & 2000 against two extremely poor WSU teams. Since that 2000 Vandal victory, the games have not been competitive. The Cougars have dominated and won the last six meetings (2001-06) by an aggregate score of 253-65. // Stock car racing: Dale Earnhardt won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Jeff Gordon NASCAR celebrates its 50th anniversary Indy Racing League - Indianapolis 500 - Eddie Cheever CART Racing - Alex Zanardi won the season championship Formula One Championship - Mika Häkkinen of Finland 24 hours of Le Mans: won by the team... The Big West Conference (BWC) is an NCAA-affiliated Division I major college athletic conference that formerly sponsored Division I-A American football. ... The MPC Computers Bowl (formerly the Humanitarian Bowl) is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A college football bowl game that has been played annually at 30,000-seat Bronco Stadium on the campus of Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, since 1997. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


Trivia

The University of Idaho is the states land-grant and primary research university, located in the city of Moscow in Latah County. ... Ed Troxel (b. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Nickname: The Springs Location in the state of Colorado Coordinates: County El Paso Mayor Lionel Rivera Area    - City 482. ...

External Links

  • University of Idaho athletics - Robb Akey hiring - 20-Dec-2006
  • The Idaho Statesman - Vandals hire WSU assistant - 20-Dec-2006
  • The Seattle Times - Vandalsim: WSU's Akey to Idaho - 20-Dec-2006
  • The Seattle Times - Akey talks of commitment - 21-Dec-2006
  • The Idaho Statesman - Akey era begins at Idaho - 21-Dec-2006
  • College Football Data Warehouse - Idaho vs. Washington St. - results - 1894-2006

 
 

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