Didn’t want to mention this in the preceding days because it tends to illicit a sort of hysteria, even in my own home, but I’m leaving town for three days and will be back Monday.
Meantime, I have very little to offer you apart from the capable services tomorrow of Michael Carvelli pinch hitting for the WVU v. Virginia Tech game. He’s an active Twitterer during games, but I encourage you to add some color, too.
And then there’s this: Stedman Bailey didn’t win the Biletnikoff Award last night. It went instead to Marquise Lee, who had a better all-around football season … but I’m not positive he had the best season for a receiver. Bailey caught more touchdown passes than any other player ever in a BCS conference.
It was a tricky group of finalists. Bailey, Lee and the, I think, underrated Terrance Williams all led the nation in a significant category, but Lee had the USC brand to help and he played the whole season. I tend to think some of his return exploits probably helped, if even subconsciously.
Never fear, though, for Bailey might win it next season.
“I was able to look around at some records, some national records, some NCAA records and some of those are within reach with another year,” he said, without prompting. “That’s something to think about, too.”