Man, that’s a lot of seniors.
In case you’re curious, on Senior Day, of course, I was told by separate people last night that Stedman Bailey isn’t participating in the pregame ceremonies today. Dana Holgorsen referenced his 22 seniors a few times this week and as you can tell there are just 21, so there was some curiosity as to whether he’d have his name called. He’s draft eligible as a redshirt junior, he’s widely believed to be going to the NFL and he’s hinted that this might be it for him.
(Aside: The best part about that tweet is the one immediately before that attention-grabbing tweet.)
It can change. I wouldn’t be surprised if it does and if he wants to go, I’d like to see him get a chance today to walk out with Geno and Tavon. But it appears he’ll be just a junior in the final game of the regular season. He and 12 others could have their moment next season — and that’s not a lot of seniors. Let’s yield now for the offensive stalwarts who are calling it a career today.
All of that said, let’s not automatically give this game to WVU. It’s a frightening occasion for Joe DeForest.
“It’s a scary game,” DeForest said. “It really is, because what do they have to lose? They can run tricks in the kicking game, they can run tricks on offense. They’ve had two weeks to prepare for us, so we may see things we’ve never seen before. They may try anything to win their first Big 12 game.”
I actually think there’s something to that.