For Akey, This Season Is All About 'Finishing' - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Idaho Vandals Football

For Akey, This Season Is All About 'Finishing'

Updated:
© Idaho didn't fare so well in close games last year. They hope to turn things around in 2012 (Photo: Univ. of Idaho Athletics) © Idaho didn't fare so well in close games last year. They hope to turn things around in 2012 (Photo: Univ. of Idaho Athletics)

As far as Robb Akey is concerned, 2012 is all about finishing. That is the theme this year, as the Idaho Vandals are set to begin fall camp on Thursday in Moscow.

"It's the best time of the year," said Akey in a statement published on GoVandals.com. "I'm excited as I can be."

When wasn't Akey excited? But that's another story.

Taken from the story published on the Vandals website:

"One reason for excitement in the Vandal camp is the beginning of the opportunity to wash away the 2011 season, which ended up with Idaho coming up on the short end of too many close games. Hence the mantra for 2012 – finish.

‘I used the word finish 759 times just in media day,' Akey said in reference to last week's Western Athletic Conference media gathering at Las Vegas. ‘That's just talking to the cameras in one day. You can imagine what it's going to be like talking to these players.

"It's all about finishing. There's that fine line between winning and not winning. You have a chance to make that play. It will help us make a difference.'"

The Vandals begin Thursday at 3:30 p.m. After that, they have a practice every day through August 18. School begins Aug. 20 and the first game – against Eastern Washington – is Aug. 30 at the Kibbie Dome.

  • College SportsCollegeMore>>

  • EWU's Adams and Miller Named Big Sky Players of the Week

    EWU's Adams and Miller Named Big Sky Players of the Week

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:48:44 GMT
    Eastern Washington University senior punter Jake Miller and junior quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. have been selected by the Big Sky Conference as its first ROOT SPORTS football Players of the Week for the 2014 season.>>
    Eastern Washington University senior punter Jake Miller and junior quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. have been selected by the Big Sky Conference as its first ROOT SPORTS football Players of the Week for the 2014 season.
    >>
  • Press Pass Pullman Returns To SWX On Monday

    Press Pass Pullman Returns To SWX On Monday

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:16 AM EDT2014-09-01 06:16:30 GMT
    Press Pass Pullman returns to SWX on Monday night at 10 PM for its third season.>>
    Press Pass Pullman returns to SWX on Monday night at 10 PM for its third season.>>
  • Adams, Eagles Soar Past Montana-Western, 41-9

    Adams, Eagles Soar Past Montana-Western, 41-9

    CHENEY, Wash. -- Eastern Washington University became one of the first teams in college football to start the 2014 season 2-0 thanks to a 41-9 win over the University of Montana-Western at Roos Field on Saturday, Aug. 30.>>
    CHENEY, Wash. -- Eastern Washington University became one of the first teams in college football to start the 2014 season 2-0 thanks to a 41-9 win over the University of Montana-Western at Roos Field on Saturday, Aug. 30.>>
  • IdahoIdahoMore>>

  • Vandals Opener At Florida "Terminated"

    Vandals Opener At Florida "Terminated"

    there was one play Saturday night during the non-conference football game between the Idaho Vandals and Florida Gators. The winner of the evening, though, was the weather that included lightning and at times torrential rains.>>
    there was one play Saturday night during the non-conference football game between the Idaho Vandals and Florida Gators. The winner of the evening, though, was the weather that included lightning and at times torrential rains.>>
  • Seahawks Trim Roster, Former Vandal Mayowa Cut

    Seahawks Trim Roster, Former Vandal Mayowa Cut

    When it came time for a show of hands in cutting their roster from 75 to 53 players on Saturday, the Seahawks ended up keeping seven wide receivers.>>
    When it came time for a show of hands in cutting their roster from 75 to 53 players on Saturday, the Seahawks ended up keeping seven wide receivers.>>
  • Vandals Defense Shines In Second Scrimmage

    Vandals Defense Shines In Second Scrimmage

    The Vandal defense created five turnovers and recorded nine sacks while the offense scored 12 touchdowns and two field goals, leaving Idaho head coach Paul Petrino feeling like his team is more consistent on both sides of the football after Idaho’s second fall scrimmage on Saturday.>>
    The Vandal defense created five turnovers and recorded nine sacks while the offense scored 12 touchdowns and two field goals, leaving Idaho head coach Paul Petrino feeling like his team is more consistent on both sides of the football after Idaho’s second fall scrimmage on Saturday.>>