MOSCOW-- With just a week remaining in Spring practice, Idaho head football coach Robb Akey is happy with where his team is at. But, he admits that his team still has a lot of work to do before their season opener against North Dakota.
"We're not a finished product, but we are getting better," Akey said. "I'm seeing some good things happen in different individuals, and that's the thing that I'm paying the most attention to. Seeing guys get better. I'm seeing some young lineman that are getting a lot of reps, they're getting better. I'm seeing our quarterback, he's getting better. I'm seeing some things like that that I think are good things."
The Vandals are looking to improve upon a 6-7 season that left them out of a bowl game last year. Leading the charge will be senior quarterback Brian Reader, who will take over as starter this year with the departure of Nathan Enderle. Reader has been slowly improving throughout Spring camp, and completed 8-of-17 passes for 91 yards in Idaho's latest scrimmage.
"We're moving in the right direction," Reader said. "It's not going as quickly as I'd hoped. But we're definitely going to start a good thing going into summer and then into fall camp. I think we're getting better every single day, every single practice."
The Vandals will wrap up Spring practice with the annual Silver and Gold game on Saturday.