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Saturday, September 27, 2008

It's Game Day -- Let's talk Coal Bowl

OK everyone, it’s finally Coal Bowl game day. Let’s start off by talking about your viewing experience today. Are you heading to/in Morgantown or watching from home or a friend’s home with a group. What are your plans to watch Marshall/WVU and again, playing off the previous blog which received strong response (thanks much), what is your feel for this game? Everybody have fun and thanks in advance.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

WVU predictions sought

OK, it’s West Virginia week and this clearly is the most intriguing Coal Bowl thus far with Marshall at 3-1 and WVU surprisingly struggling at 1-2. Let’s get this started early in the week; what are your predictions/thoughts on Saturday’s game?

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Comments, questions on big win over Southern Miss

Humbly welcoming your comments on Marshall’s upset victory at Southern Miss. This wasn’t a fluke. Despite ill-timed penalties and turnovers, the Thundering Herd dictated through four quarters. Still, Southern Miss aided the landmark win with its share of miscues, but bottom line, few if any expected Marshall to stand tall at 3-1 entering West Virginia week. Again, just throwing it out there. Good or not so much, what are your impressions of this young season and the program overall? Thanks in advance for the response.

Weather looking rough in Hattiesburg

Update from “The Rock,” venue of today’s Marshall-Southern Miss matchup. It’s getting eerily dark here and radar indicates two to three inches of rain and dime-sized hail could be heading toward Hattiesburg, Miss. Actually heavy rainfall just started as I'm typing at 2:52 p.m. (EST). This could be a long day with potential lightning delays.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Glasco, Graham out for season

Breaking news from Mark Snyder’s Tuesday press conference – both defensive tackle Montel Glasco and tight end Maurice Graham are out for the season with injuries. Glasco will redshirt again and have a sixth year of eligibility, but Graham does not have a redshirt, meaning he’ll be a senior next season. Cornerback Zearrick Matthews remains two weeks away from his return. Tight end Cody Slate and strong safety Ashton Hall, meanwhile, are back from respective injuries and will practice today. Wide receiver Chuck Walker’s status remains uncertain.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Slate more likely to play than Hall

It’s picture- perfect for football this afternoon here at Edwards Stadium – really wish I could be tailgating. For those of you who are, enjoy. As for the game, I'm expecting a high-scoring matchup with Marshall picking off Arkelon Hall a few times en route to a 38-28 win. Cody Slate and Ashton Hall remain game-time decisions, meanwhile. Slate is more likely to play than Hall.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Marshall-Memphis picks

OK, so let’s make this a weekly deal. Please feel free to give me your Marshall predictions with a score and analysis. I’ve got a hit-or-miss feel for this game. Either Memphis quarterback Arkelon Hall will be intercepted two or three times and Marshall comfortably wins in the 34-24 range, or Hall will throw for about 350 yards and about four TDs in a 38-31 Tigers win.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Camp Randall game day atmosphere festive

Today’s setting at sold-out Camp Randall Stadium is ideal. Both Wisconsin and Marshall fans answered their wake-up calls and were tailgating in unison in a festive, friendly setting reminiscent of Tennessee and Kansas State. As for football, as earlier reported tight end Cody Slate and strong safety Ashton Hall are not expected to play for the Thundering Herd today.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Scouting the Badgers

Some early thoughts on Wisconsin following Tuesday head coach press conferences with Marshall’s Mark Snyder and Wisconsin’s Bret Bielema. Yes, P.J. Hill is an elite college football running back, but backups Zach Brown and John Clay are more than capable. Brown is a change-of-pace speed back and Clay, a 6-foot-2, 237-pound freshman, could develop into a fourth quarter hammer. Little was asked of quarterback Allan Evridge in his debut last week, and more of the same can be expected against the Thundering Herd with a trip to No. 21 Fresno State looming. What are your thoughts on No. 11 Wisconsin?

Monday, September 01, 2008

Slate day to day

Quick Cody Slate update. Marshall All Conference USA tight end is listed as day-to-day and his status for Saturday’s game at Wisconsin is uncertain after spraining his right knee last Saturday against Illinois State.