CALDWELL, Idaho -- The College of Idaho discontinued its football program in the late 1970s, about five years before Marty Holly was hired as athletic director. Even by the time he went to work for the state's oldest private liberal arts college the wound had not completely healed
"It was quite a traumatic event for the school, dropping football," Holly said during an interview on campus.
At the time, it was necessary, he added, but that could be about to change.
College of Idaho trustees are expected to vote on whether to reinstate football in early May. Holly is optimistic. He and school President Marv Henberg plan to meet with Frontier Conference officials in June. The conference is in the NAIA Division. The student body is divided over the proposition.