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Football In 1999 the Vandal football team prepared to defend its Big West title against a schedule of opponents that were not about to overlook the U of I. Idaho had it tough from the start, battling big names Washington State, Auburn and Wyoming. The Vandals triumphed over their regional rival WSU, but suffered close losses against the other two. The conference schedule didn't prove to be any easier; the Big West was full of talent and each of the teams brought all the force they could muster against the Vandals. Idaho ended up 4-2 in the Big West, and missed out on a chance for another conference title and a repeat bowl appearance after a terrible loss to Boise St. 1999 also turned out to be the final season for head coach Chris Tormey, who departs the U of I with a 33-23 record. Overall the season was a success with seven wins and four losses, and the Vandals look forward to continuing their winning tradition in 2000. layout-Michael Perez, story-JP. Diener, Photos-Jaret Frafjord
2000 Gem of the Mountains, Volume 98 - University of Idaho Yearbook