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Battle for Strong Safety Begins

Battle for Strong Safety Begins

Having confirmed that 23-game starting strong safety D.J. Dykes has left the program, the next question was "who would replace him?" Unlike '04 when Idaho started the rebuilding process and a loss like this would have been crushing, this time the list of candidates is solid. Atop the list is JEVON BUTLER, a hard-hitting sophomore out of Everett, WA with significant playing experience.

With the transfer of 23-game starter D.J. Dykes out of the Idaho program, a junior-to-be who this spring had garnered preseason 1st Team All-WAC accolades from The Sporting News, a rather hugeish hole opened up in the Vandal secondary at strong safety. Dykes was a fixture back there, having started for Idaho since the first game of his true freshman season in '04. He hadn't missed a single game...

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