Hello all for the first time in about a month. My move is complete, so from now until eternity, or whatever the adult version of eternity is, I will be running Down the Drive as a part of SBnation. It is probably a touch presumptuous to implore you to update your bookmarks, but update you bookmarks. Commence semisonic.
An all to familiar refrain must be sung again by me. Sorry for the delay between posts. But this is a time of great transitional chaos for myself, my career and this blog. I have an announcement forthcoming about my future plans for this blog but untill things are alligned properly I will hold of on that until it is official. So the next time I post in this space it will come with a link to this blogs new home.
I am going to be on the road for most of the day today. I might have time to put something up later today, if not wait for my look at NC State Friday.
Being completely upfront, this is going to be much, much shorter than the other posts in this series. This is for a couple of reasons, first and foremost amongst them is that this game is set up to be a lambs to the slaughter situation. Indiana State is not a good Football program, among the worst in the country at the 1-AA level. They have won 2 of their last 50 games so they suck, thats the baseline. Second there isn’t a great deal of information out there about the Football team. No easily searchable blogs, no quickly accessible information on depth charts, recruits. The provided Football prospectus is, uh, brief. Very brief. I could get information from one of the more obscure pre season publications, but as they all pail in comparison to the mighty Phil Steele I will save the 7 bucks and not put much effort into this game. All you really need to know is that 90 per cent of UC’s current roster could start comfortably for the Sycamores. There I said this would be a shorter post than the Fresno State one, and it is. Roughly 900 words less.
Just as a heads up there are some interesting things happening right now with UC’s Football program behind the scenes. I can’t give much detail because there isn’t enough definitive information out there at this point in time. A lot of the rumors that are currently being generated by people around the program seem to stem from a rather cryptic tweet from Vidal Hazelton on Saturday. I have some ideas as to what this entails, but I am not a big fan a spawning bogus rumors so I will hold off on them until there is something more concrete.
And here is the reason why.
If anything groundbreaking happens in terms of Football recruiting or the imminent implosion of the earth and/or the Big East via blackhole I will try to get something up to give a final opinion on the destruction of the planet I reluctantly inhabit via a method of destruction which fits comfortably in my top 5 ways to go. God Bless you Michael Bradley.
This weekend is going to be busy as hell for me. Between my impending graduation, my family coming into town and the ubiquitous rumors being spawned at breakneck pace I can’t really keep on top of everything. If there is definitive news breaking about the future for UC I will try to make something of it. In the meantime try to enjoy the kickoff of my favorite sporting event the; the World Cup. I have watched almost every minute of the past two tournaments and I plan to do the same for the next month. I was in Germany and Austria for the second half of the 2002 tournament which was a fantastic experience, even if my spotty German made following the progress of the matches a bit problematic. In short implore you to follow along with the tournament, and not just the US-England match. This video should help put you in the right frame of mind.