You are looking live at the set of IMG’s new pregame show. Peep the over-caffeinated Amanda Mazey on the end. I did some immersion journalism and nailed a cameo in the media roundtable segment. Near as I can tell, the new radio show sounds like the old radio show. I think I heard some new advertisers and new studio music, and this pregame program is outside, which lends itself to a certain ambiance, but also wind (!). Apart from that,
Mack was right same as it ever was.
The inimitable Jon Antonik was on the segment before the roundtable and he regaled the audience with tales of past tiles between West Virginia and William & Mary, including a coaching matchup for all times in 1970.
That was Bobby Bowden v. Lou Holtz and Antonik retold the story from that post game, when Holtz wondered aloud with Bowden why Bowden had chosen to run up the score (such an unBowden thing to do, I know). Bowden replied that it was up to Holtz to coach better or recruit harder.
Fastforward two years. Holtz was coaching harder and recruiting better at N.C. State and sipped on sweet revenge.
As for today? The worst part about last night’s otherwise wonderful North Dakota State upset of shockingly soft Kansas State (called it!) is that every FBS team playing host to a FCS team is on upset alert. Lord. The Bison are legitimately good. The Wildcats, for now, are not. Towson is very athletic. UConn, forever, is not.
William & Mary was 2-9 last season, true, with quarterback issues and a stout defense, but this isn’t on anyone’s radar for a shocker. Nor should it be. And if the Tribe get their first ever win to go with an 0-15-1 record in the series, well, we’ll have plenty of other things to discuss next week.
Speaking of radio shows …
If you need to kill some time, Thursday’s show is at the ready.
And I’d love to fill you in on who’s playing and who isn’t relative to the injury list. However, WVU has chosen not to issue a dress list this season, which is extremely inconvenient for the people covering the team. But I digress.
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