We made it, everybody! I've been so excited that I woke up this past Saturday thinking it was game day. Damned brain.
This is the least-challenging opener of the TOB era, but after spending the last two years looking like crap on national television, I'm okay with that. We haven't started 1-0 since 2006, which was also the last time we opened with a I-AA school. Unfortunately, it makes for a lousy week of talk:
"We wouldn't look ahead - that would be an insult to Western Carolina," O'Brien said. "One thing about them, they have Carolina in their name. That's always a big name for anybody here at State."
"Certainly, no one intends to disrespect Western Carolina because they are not a Football Bowl Subdivision team."
I can only assume there were a number of winks and knowing nods involved here.
This is another reason why I couldn't be a football coach. Just no way I could maintain my poker face throughout the week. "It's a well coached football team on both sides of the ball and-- HAHAHA I am just shitting you guys. Instead of watching their film I've just been watching porn. I'll probably head out at the half, pour one in a to-go cup and beat traffic."