Most famous Vandal makes a big entrance in Moscow

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by Carolyn Holly / KTVB

Idaho's NewsChannel 7

Posted on November 11, 2010 at 12:07 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 21 at 2:31 PM

MOSCOW, Idaho -- The most famous Vandal of all flew across the Palouse today.

All-American Jerry Kramer arrived at the Pullman-Moscow Airport on a plane that University of Idaho fans will be proud to fly in.

We were first to talk with the football legend as he stepped off the plane.

It was Jerry Kramer at his best. The two-time Super Bowl champ and superstar for the Vandals pumped his fists in the air, celebrating this historic moment for his alma mater.

Despite a 25-minute delay due to fog, once on the ground Kramer made it clear he loves being a Vandal.

With a backdrop of a Horizon Air jet now sporting the Vandal silver and gold logo, Kramer reflected on the moment.

“It's just a kick in the pants,” said Kramer.  “It’s just another wonderful moment that football has given me."

But during a post-landing ceremony it was Rob Spear, the University's Athletic Director's refusal to board a BSU painted plane last year, that had people talking.

“There is something about the color scheme that's very appealing to me,” said Spear.   "You know what, I am going to get on this airplane.”
 
Meanwhile, Gov. Butch Otter will not be at the BSU-UI game on Friday.

Instead, he'll be in Mississippi to see off Idaho National Guard soldiers from the 116th Cavalry Brigade as they depart for Kuwait.

Lt. Gov. Brad Little will be at the game to present the Governor's Trophy to the winner.

KTVB will bring you live reports from Moscow all week as fans and the Broncos arrive.

We are also working on a two-hour pre-game special, which will air Friday at 5 p.m. on Channel 7.

The game will be televised nationally on ESPN2.  Kick-off is set for 7 p.m. MT.

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