Sunday, January 11, 2009
First and foremost, congrats to all the Big East alumni who proudly represented the conference in yesterday's NFL playoff games. Shout-out in particular to the Miami (pre-ACC conference) boys and Haruki Nakamura (Cincinnati) for fine performances in lifting the Baltimore Ravens to the AFC Championship Game, as well as Pitt alum Larry Fitzgerald for putting on a clinic in the Cards' win over the Panthers.
There will be more strong Big East ties to come in today's 1 p.m. match-up between the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants. Most notably, you'll see ex-Syracuse quarterback Donovan McNabb match wits with former Syracuse coaching assistant Tom Coughlin.
Till then, let's take a look at what's been going on in the world of Big East college football since Friday:
- Florida DE Ryne Adams commits to USF over U. of Florida and many others -- Rivals profile
- Brett McMurphy of the Bulls Report notes that the USF spring game is tentatively scheduled for April 11
- Mike Casazza of the Charleston Daily Mail discusses junior WVU OL Greg Isander leaving early for the NFL draft, and later, how JUCO recruit Tevita Finau may not be arriving on campus in January after all
- Are you a Cincinnati fan? Submit your Orange Bowl photos here
- Brian Bennett at ESPN considers a nightmare scenario: the 2009 season starting without a Big East team in the top 25
- The Syracuse Post-Standard's Donnie Webb discusses the situation surrounding Mississippi quarterback prospect Clayton Moore, who took an unofficial visit to Syracuse last week
- The blood letting continues: Bill Miller (who was to serve as new D-coordinator at UL) leaves for Kansas -- Cardinal fans vent
- Eric Crawford of the Louisville Courier-Journal reports that former Cardinal defensive coordinator Chris Smeland will serve as a co-D-coordinator at Army
- Greg Auman at the USF Sports Bulletin reports that ex-Bull and current AFL star Huey Whittaker signs with the New York Jets
- Sean Keeley at Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician is bullish on Syracuse's shot at a bowl next season