Did Idaho fans make the trek to any Sun-Belt away games ?
I imagine some kids went to some OOC games in their neighborhood....
Now they will play more games within a few hours bus ride.
I would expect SOME interest in games vs. Montana, Montana St., Eastern Washington, Idaho State, etc.
Don't be so obsessed with away games when the home games are just as hard to reach for the majority of Idaho's area of support.
Mind you, the Idaho board is full of rabid anti-relegationists who are hopping mad right now. They're vowing not to go to any more games or give money to the program. They're claiming that the majority of support for this move comes from people who don't go to games and will continue to not go to games. I'm not sure this isn't a small minority of Vandal fans, but when they point out that attendance has been better in FBS than it was prior to 1996, the numbers kind of back them up.
There will probably be consistent road support from the Montana schools and Eastern Washington. It should be noted that nobody else travels to Portland in good numbers. I know I'd been to Idaho v Idaho State in Moscow and ISU fans were barely noticeable. If the Idaho fans have skipped over anything, it's how the Montana school support has grown since Boise State and Idaho left the Big Sky after 1995 and left the ball in Missoula, so to speak.