2:45 p.m. update
Not much new, though a couple guys are back in action. Defensive lineman Ra’Shawde Myers didn’t make the Rice trip, but he’s here in uniform today. Also wide receiver Davonte Allen is here as well. He caught two passes against WVU and has been silent since.
Also of note, it’s been said this game was moved to a 3:15 p.m. kick to accommodate television. Perhaps, but sunset in West Lafayette is scheduled for 7:32 p.m. If this game goes a couple of overtimes, they might ask the fans to break out their cellphones for lumination.
Or at least that’s what it feels like, as tall as this press box is.
Good thing that Marshall Offensive Coordinator Bill Legg gave us fair warning. Legg spent five seasons at Purdue, including two as the team’s co-offensive coordinator. First, here’s the view …
And here’s what he had to say
“If you’ve never been there, that sucker runs from goal line to goal line and is eight stories tall,” he said. “So we’ll be looking down on the field. It’s a freaking blimp view from up there.”
He wasn’t lying. I feel like I need an oxygen tank up here. It’s a beautiful press box, though I must say the folks who handle the game-day program should keep an editor handy. According to that publication, Marshall’s athletic director is “Mark” Hamrick.
We’re about two hours before kickoff and we’ll be back a little closer to the game’s start with some more notes.
Happy Big Ten invasion, y’all.