Monday, October 13, 2008

The Big East Blitz

Grumblings from the Big East Teleconference and Media Outlets around the Nation

Pittsburgh-The Panthers used their bye week to start preparations for Navy. Coach Dave Wannstedt says he's very impressed with Navy's ever-changing option attack. He also says it's very difficult to prepare for. "If we do A, they will come out and do B," he remarked during the teleconference...also stating that the Midshipmen try to hurt a defense that overplays. Expect the Panthers to stay in their lanes against the option.

Also, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting that Thomas Jefferson HS (Clairton, PA) Tight End, Brock DeCicco has committed to the Panthers for next year. Nice Pull for Wanny.

West Virginia-Bill Stewart says one of the reasons why WVU was so stagnant on offense was due to the injury to backup Jarrett Brown. Stewart admitted that Brown was banged up in the Rutgers game, but had to start with the injury to Pat White. Stewart said Brown was "about 60 percent."

Meanwhile, WVU lost a huge QB recruit in Taj Boyd.

Rutgers-No huge changes for Rutgers this weekend as they take on UConn. More and more questions continue to be asked about Mike Teel's status at starter. Greg Schiano gave him a vote of confidence..."He's a winner."

Cincinnati-Another solid outing for backup Chas Anderson, as the Bearcats won again over the weekend. The Cincinnati Enquirer points out that Brian Kelly will have to make a decision soon at the QB position. Dustin Grutza and Tony Pike will be back soon. Pike will start against UConn in a few weeks...if healthy.

South Florida-The Bulls look to turn things around following a bye week. When they play Syracuse this weekend, Theo Wilson will be playing on the other side of the field.

Syracuse-West Virginia's Noel Devine may have been the Big East Player of the Week, but the Orange's Curtis Brinkley was more impressive. The senior ran for 144 yards, against a solid Mountaineer defense. It was his fourth 100-yard game this season. The 'Cuse will need his A-Game this weekend if they have any chance against South Florida.



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