Moving past Akey is hard for Vandals

MOSCOW, Idaho (KBOI) - Robb Akey's no longer at the helm for the Idaho Vandals, it's Jason Gesser's team now. Gesser used the extra time over the bye week to prepare the Vandals for his first college contest ever as a head coach.

While Idaho needs to move forward and forget about the lackluster start under Akey, it's still hard not to look back.

"It's been tough. You know, obviously in emotional stages as days go by, it helps out and gets better. When you sit back and you're at home by yourself, just hanging out and thinking about it, it still grabs you. And it certainly helps being out on the field sometimes, and other times you miss him, you know what I mean? That's just the truth," said Gesser.

Here's another truth, Idaho's next opponent is pretty good. San Jose State's passing game ranks first in the Western Athletic Conference, and ninth among all NCAA teams.

Kickoff between the Spartans and Vandals is 3 pm (MTN) at the Kibbie Dome.