In January 2013, Mike Moroski officially became the man tasked with starting up the first College of Idaho football team in 37 years. Now, he's less than a month away from the start of the season. Today was the first day of fall camp.
CALDWELL, Idaho (KBOI) - "I think the guys are excited," Moroski said. It's been a long time coming but we are ecstatic."
It's a big moment for the school, which last fielded a team in 1977. But before the squad dives into the x's and o's, there is plenty to take care of on and off the field.
"We had a conditioning test today and there is not a lot of college football experience out here so they weren't as ready as we would have liked," Moroski said. "But every day is a learning experience."
One of the first orders of business on a team with 112 players is team chemistry.
"They don't know each other, they don't know anybody's name," Moroski said. "So there are still some surprises down the stretch, but you build camaraderie and chemistry in lots of ways."
The players are anxious to get the season started, but maybe too ready to jump the gun.
"Young guys want to know 'Where am I on the depth chart? Do I have a chance to start?'" Moroski said. "We don't have any starters. We are just trying to get better."
College of Idaho begins the regular season on Sept. 6 at Pacific in Forest Grove, Ore.