The only reason that I worry about Geno is that he isn't as mobile as Jarrett was. Just think of all of the times that Brown escaped trouble in the pocket and made a play with his legs. I understand that Geno is somewhat mobile as well, but I get the feeling from Stewart's comments early in fall camp that Geno will not be Brown running the football.
The offensive line will have to perform much, much better this year to secure a 10-win season.
This will not change until the Reds win the World Series.......
April 28, 2006.
Article regarding the WVU-Marshall series continuing:
I wish there was a central place in the state that the game could be held and accomodate the fans from both schools instead of constantly fighting over venue.
At the same time though, I am hoping the series does not get renewed. I'd rather WVU and Marshall meet in the St Petersburg Bowl (wouldn't surprise me if that happened sometime) and for Marshall to win. Then when WVU calls wanting to renew the series, tell them "Thanks but no thanks".
Since WVU will not agree to a home-and-home series with Marshall I would prefer for the series to end. As the article pointed out, WVU has had home-and-home arrangements with East Carolina, which is in the same conference as Marshall.
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"Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."
WVU and ECU has played 17 times since 1985. 10 times in Morgantown, 6 times in North Carolina. That would be 10 to 5 if you dont count 1986 as being the return trip for the games in 1981-1982. Which means you guessed it for 25 years WVU and ECU have been playing 2 for 1s.
Things are changing quickly in Huntington. The past several days have seen some changes Herd fans have been clamoring for, all at the direction of AD Mike Hamrick: no more Country Roads, the removal of the "Band Lady" as announcer, a new Marco costume, the adoption of kelly green by the entire athletic department and much more. The stadium renovations of this summer will surprise a lot of WVU fans who haven't seen Huntington since the last WVU-MU game there.
Marshall: 206 miles 3:15
Greenville: 480 miles 8 hours
There is a HUGE base of alumni in Charolotte area for WVU. They use this game as a means to reach that base. Anyone from Huntington can travel up to Morgantown for any game they choose.
Marshall has no room for any sort of expansion in the current stadium and no where to add on to it because of the design of it. Its stuck in a division IAA sized stadium playing IA football.
East Carolina played for years on 2 for 1 games with WVU. Now they have shown they are spending the money neccessary to upgrade so they could have a position to get 1 for 1 with WVU. East Carolina is constantly on the short list of possibilities if the football schools ever get the balls to expand. Just because the two schools are in the same conference means nothing when you look at the other issues with scheduling.
No matter what improvements Marshall makes, it isn't going to matter. Until Marshall wins (and likely even after that), WVU is going to perceive Marshall the same way that many of WVU's supposed "rivals" view them, secondary.
2009 CUSA Attendance numbers
No. School Avg. Attendance
1. East Carolina 41,742
2. UCF 38,078
3. Southern Miss 30,696
4. UTEP 29,010
5. Memphis 25,795
6. Houston 25,242
7. Tulane 25,147
8. Tulsa 22,502
9. Marshall 22,236
10. SMU 21,348
11. UAB 17,987
12. Rice 13,552
41k would be a new highest attendance for Marshall at their current stadium.