By Brian Murphy
Idaho Athletic Director Rob Spear told the Idaho Statesman on Friday that he and outgoing Boise State Athletic Director Gene Bleymaier had a tentative date for a 2013 football game before Bleymaier's firing.
Spear said the two "were looking at the possibility of a date in 2013. Oct. 5th was thrown out there," Spear said. "Nothing was set in stone."
The game would be in Boise.
Spear said he wants to follow up the schedule issue with Boise State's interim athletic director or Bleymaier, whose last day is on Sept. 8.
Spear said he was "absolutely shocked" about Bleymaier's firing and that the news made him sick to his stomach. He said he called Bleymaier and "expressed my sympathies and condolences."
"Gene's always been professional. The rivalry aside, the people in these jobs are human beings. Gene was a tremendous human being," Spear said.
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