2017 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: What’s your favorite style of potato?

We are one week away from the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl where Wyoming (7-5) takes on Central Michigan (8-4) at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22 at Albertsons Stadium in Boise.

To have some fun, I asked several Wyoming players and a couple of staffers their favorite style of potato in honor of the name of this bowl game.

Senior fullback Drew Van Maanen: “Garlic mashed potatoes with a little pepper.”

Junior quarterback Josh Allen: “I am a big french fry guy, especially with a steak and put some A-1 sauce on the fires, It can’t be beat.”

UW Director of Player Personnel Justin Mesa: “When I was younger it was a big baked potato with about a pound of sour cream. Now, I’d go with sweet potato fries.”

Senior outside linebacker Jalen Ortiz: “My Nana’s mashed potatoes, which she taught my mom how to cook. I can’t share the recipe, but they are delicious.”

Central Michigan graduate senior quarterback Shane Morris: “Loaded baked potato”

UW football coach Craig Bohl: “Baked potato with sour cream, chives and bacon bits.”

True freshman offensive tackle Alonzo Velazquez: “Cheesy fries, with cheddar cheese from Wisconsin.” — Velazquez is from Janesville, Wisconsin.

UW Director of Recruiting Gordie Haug: “Garlic mashed”

Central Michigan senior defensive end Joe Ostman: “Sweet potato pie”

True freshman defensive tackle Javaree Jackson: “Any potato”

Senior nose tackle Sidney Malauulu: “Stuffed potatoes with everything in there.”

Central Michigan senior tight end senior tight end Tyler Conklin: “Loaded baked potato”

Sophomore middle linebacker Logan Wilson: “French fries”

Central Michigan senior defensive back Josh Cox: “Hash browns”

Myself: I am with Jackson where I could go with just about any style of potato, but if I have to choose it would be a tie between fries and hash browns.

What about you, what is your favorite style of potato?

Drew Van Maanen

My coverage for the bowl game kicks off full circle on Sunday, and will continue through the coverage of the game. Don’t want to divulge all of the coverage now, but one thing that will be included each day starting Sunday is a daily journal/post card entry by Van Maanen. He will give his thoughts and observations of the entire bowl experience, and share them with you.

To see the coverage, see the Wyoming Tribune Eagle and Laramie Boomerang, and log on to wyosports.net. Also check back to this blog.