Syracuse fit in a nice little practice at Columbia University this morning and then had the rest of the day to do meetings and fine tuning before the players get some time to themselves. WVU would wait until the afternoon to practice at Fordham University, but that’s not going to happen.
The “monster storm” is on the way and should be hitting hard when WVU was to be hitting in practice. So that practice has been scratched. The wind and the snow are expected to be that bad.
Rather than go to the designated indoor facility at Hofstra, the Mountaineers will instead work out in their hotel. I’m serious. It is a Hilton, though, and there should be big ballrooms. I doubt there’s an indoor facility.
Why the hotel? Hofstra is in Hempstead and Long Island is probably too long and too treacherous a trip for the expected conditions. No travel is required to work out at the hotel, but the setup is a nightmare, to be sure.
No media availability at the WVU practice today, for obvious reasons, but Coach Dana Holgorsen, quarterback Geno Smith, receivers Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey, defensive end Will Clarke, offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson and defensive coordinator Keith Patterson will be available at the bowl’s media day even tonight at Yankee Stadium.
How we’ll get there, I have no idea. Fun!