First, WVUIE gave us another great Hump Day. Then WVU released its 2010 football schedule. Good lord, this has been a hard day for me.
Sat - September 4 Coastal Carolina (Home) -- I wonder how much it would cost to truck in sand in order to have a beach themed tailgate?
Sat - September 11 Marshall (Away) -- We should never have to play the Herd in Huntington. I guess some WVU fans will be forced to buy Marshall season tickets again. I mean, someone has to, considering Herd fans don't.
Sat - September 18 Maryland (Home) -- I'm glad Maryland is back on our schedule. While I do not consider Maryland a "rival," this border battle always produces a great atmosphere and game at Mountaineer Field.
Sat - September 25 LSU (Away) -- This is another series I absolutely love. While we give Pastilong and company a lot of grief, they have scheduled some great non-conference opponents in recent years. I have my poncho ready for the piss balloons that are sure to be thrown at me on my trip to Baton Rouge.
Sat - October 2 Bye -- Always a scary match-up.
Sat - October 9 UNLV (Home) -- Our destruction of the Runnin' Rebels could go a long way in shutting up the critics that think the Mountain West is a better conference overall than the Big East.
Thurs - October 14 USF (Home - ESPN) -- The Big East wanted to play this game on Friday night but the WVU administration fought tooth and nail to prevent that from happening. This the first of three Big East games we play coming off a short week of preparation.
Sat - October 23 Syracuse Home -- Doug Marrone is getting Syracuse back to respectability, but for now, The Schwartzwalder Trophy stays in Morgantown.
Fri - October 29 Connecticut (Away - ESPN2) -- I do not understand why this was not a bye week considering both teams will be coming of Saturday home games and have a bye the following weekend. Hello, Big East, the goal is to showcase a football game where the teams are adequately prepared.
Sat - November 6 Bye -- I really hate their fans.
Sat - November 13 Cincinnati (Home) -- Revenge! To make up for the blown call last season, the Big East has asked me to be the booth replay official for this game. I accepted!
Sat - November 20 Louisville (Away) -- How quickly can Charlie Strong right the ship at Louisville?
Fri - November 26 Pitt (Away - ESPN/ESPN2/ABC) -- We have a short period of time to prepare for our biggest rival. Hell, look at the bright side though, at least we are not traveling back from
South Florida West Central Florida.
Sat - December 4 Rutgers (Home - ESPN/ESPN2/ABC) -- Will this be for the de facto Big East Championship?