Monday, November 03, 2008

The Big East Blitz

South Florida: This article pretty much sums up all the issues this team has. Hard to believe the Bulls are now 1-3 in conference.

Rutgers: Another crazy weekend in the Big East was a good thing for Rutgers' bowl chances. The Knights are only 3-5 on the season, but a 2-2 mark in the conference is good enough for 4th at this time. It's certainly possible Rutgers can make a run, especially with WVU, Pitt, Cincy, and UConn already out of the way.

Syracuse: Boy, does Greg Robinson own Louisville or what? Two years running, the Orange have upset the Cards. Curtis Brinkley and co. haven't had a lot to celebrate this year, but the running back is still breaking-records. That's pretty impressive considering the backs they have had at Syracuse over the years.

UConn: The Huskies have been trying to find an adequate QB since Tyler Lorenzen went down. However, the wide receivers should be blamed as well. Dropped passes are killing this team. And now add injury to insult with the loss of Darius Butler for 4-6 weeks. Some good news though, Edsell says that "Within the next two weeks Tyler should be...could be ready" to go again for UConn.

Cincinnati: Three weeks of pure hell now begin for the Bearcats. With games at WVU(this weekend), at Louisville, and then home to Pitt, Cincinnati will have it's BCS hopes quickly determined. The 'Cats are 0-9 vs those three teams since joining the Big East...ouch.

West Virginia: You would have to think that Bill Stewart never thought his defense would be carrying the team. "It's been a smoother transition there(on defense) than it has been on the offense," he said in the teleconference this week. The Mountaineer defense hasn't allowed a point in the second half in three consecutive games. Also, Pat White and Morty Ivy won Big East Awards this week respectively.

Pitt: Bill Stull is the starting quarterback for the Panthers, but Pat Bostick was the unsung hero once again, leading Pitt over Notre Dame. Bostick was also the starter in Pitt's big win over WVU last season. However, Dave Wannstedt says that Stull is still the starter. They are encouraged that "he'll be good to go this week," Wanny remarked during the teleconference.

Louisville: Eric Crawford, of the Courier-Journal writes that Steve Kragthorpe should be a candidate for the Syracuse job...since "he has attended more Syracuse victories than 95 percent of the Orange fan base."



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