Vandals weigh in on Akey's firing
Players show support on Twitter
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Vandal fans and players were overwhelmingly supportive of Coach Robb Akey following his dismissal from the Idaho football program Sunday afternoon.
Many took their opinions to Twitter, sharing words of encouragement with a man called a "mentor" and a "role model."
Tightend Taylor Elmo tweeted: "Akey was the glue that held us together. I can say as a team, we played for him. Not even for ourselves. We love akey, we need akey, #AkeyArmy"
Quarterback Dominique Blackman felt some personal responsibility for the firing, tweeting: "I didn't make enough plays for coach, man."
Former QB Nathan Enderle shared his thoughts too; "Wishing nothing but the best for Coach Akey. Great coach and mentor who truly cared for his players. Still a lot of coaching left in him, I hope."