2 Minute Drill with Jade Tadvick
JADE TADVICK came to Idaho as one of five monstrous offensive linemen signed in 2002. The class included Matt Newell (6-8, 285), Hank Therien (6-7, 322), Nate VanderPol (6-6, 304), and Geoff Zuber (6-4, 290). This group was considered the foundation for the future of Idaho's offensive line, and expectations were enormous for the group. Jade has started every position on the Vandal offensive line except center. Five seasons later, just two of the class remain (VanderPol and Tadvick) as Idaho begins its second season in the Western Athletic Conference (the Conference Idaho spent four years working to gain an invitation into) under its third head coach - legendary Dennis Erickson - during that same time span. Newell left shortly after his first season at Idaho, and the careers of Therien and Zuber ended this off-season. At 6-5 and 315 pounds, Jade was neither the biggest of the class, nor was he the most touted of the group. A native of Stevensville (Mont.), as a high school...
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