Busy week trying to get ready for what should be a fantastic game on Saturday, but wanted to get some things on the blog before then:
- The Coloradoan newspaper out of Fort Collins, Colorado thinks Craig Bohl would be a good fit for the open spot at CSU: http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20111207/NEWS01/112070355/CSU-cast-wide-net-coach-search?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p
(One side note: NDSU at Colorado State, September 8th, 2012)
- I know rumors and innuendos were flying around Wednesday about Lehigh’s top receiver Ryan Spadola and his tweet over the weekend; the university made an official statement on Sunday, here’s the link to that: http://www.lehighsports.com/sports/football/statement_from_andy_coen_on_comments_and_misuse_of_social_media.aspx
Lehigh’s Coach Andy Coen said Wednesday “there is nothing new to report on Ryan’s status” which implies he, at least at this time will play on Saturday. I don’t want this to turn into a whole debate over what was tweeted because it’s reprehensible, but wanted the latest info out there.
- Chatted with ESPN today, the exact quote from them was that “the remaining two FCS quarterfinal games will be shown exclusively on ESPN 3”. Meaning we’re right back in the same boat we were early last week for Cable One Subscribers that a lot of people are going to be left out on Saturday unless something crazy happens between now and Saturday and that’s too bad. Please bookmark us and the live blog and we’ll have you feeling like you’re at the game on Saturday.
- Some big time honors for Paul Cornick on Wednesday, named an All-American by the AFCA, the three year starter at right tackle had had a phenomenal season, allowing just one sack and NO quarterback hurries this year. He’s turned into a rock on the offensive line.
- Finally some conference news, a school Jeff and I have been keeping our eyes on for a while, Northern Kentucky, will announce Thursday that they’re heading into the Atlantic Sun Conference. Northern Kentucky is making the transition from D2 to D1, which we thought automatically made it attractive to the Summit and they don’t play football, which is the double whammy. The school isn’t located too far from Indianapolis, so a trip with them and IUPUI could have been do-able. That appears over, so where does the Summit League turn now? The league will apparently go with 9 teams in 2012-13, but that can’t be the long term solution. My gut feeling now? Eastern Illinois. Located in the Ohio Valley, could pair them with Western Illinois. We’ll see but just a guess.
- Back on Friday with our quarterfinal edition of the FCS Pick’Em and much more as we get closer to NDSU-Lehigh.