First things first, congratulations to the guys on the field for picking up a victory. With everything that's happened and with all that's been said it can't be easy to keep showing up day after day, but they have and they certainly deserved to enjoy Saturday night.
Still, you may not think it's pretty, you may not think it's right, but this is the story of the game:
And I agree with Rick Bozich, the fact that U of L actually announced the crowd as 21,497 is probably the surest sign yet that Kragthorpe is definitely out of here
Hopefully so are numb Saturdays.
Even though apathy has been in complete control since somewhere the third quarter of the Utah game, I don't think any of us can deny that the Will Stein story is a pretty neat one.
I don't think he has the tools to guide any team to a BCS conference title, and I sincerely doubt that he'll ever start another game for U of L after this season, but he's really fun to watch and really easy to root for, and at this point that's about as much of a compliment as you can pay to any Cardinal.
I'm all for letting the kid take the reigns for the rest of the year.
Chris Campa is an absolute monster and he's one of those guys who I can see wowing coaches at a training camp and hanging around on practice squads in the league for multiple years. I really wish we had he, Dempsey and Campa for another year.
Maybe the highlight of the game for me was Victor Anderson going crazy on the sidelines during a long Bilal Powell run. There seems to be nothing fake about Vic. He genuinely loves his team, his teammates and this program.
Here's hoping we can get him at least one postseason trip before he leaves town.
Might be time to at least experiment with wearing a shoe, Ryan.
When the ball was in the air on the last play of the game, I only remember saying, "oh my god he's open." The sad thing is there was no fear or panic in my voice, it was pretty much just an observation.
I hate this.
Goal No. 2 for the rest of the season (behind keeping key players healthy) is getting Doug Beaumont into the endzone.
I do not believe Steve Kragthorpe is a good football coach.
Again, congrats to the team and thanks so much for working so hard so that we here have stuff - good or bad - to think and talk about.