We are entering what will be the best weekend of college football to this point, but unfortunately as is so often the case, the biggest storylines apply to what’s happening off the field rather than on it.
The Big East is still regrouping after Syracuse and Pittsburgh bolted for the Atlantic Coast Conference. Are service academies the answer?
It appears the Big East stands a good chance to survive — for now.
With Syracuse and Pitt bolting for the ACC, and more defections from Rutgers and UConn possibly in the works, the Big East has to do something.
Former Big East commissioner Michael Tranghese said the league was in “survival mode” after losing Syracuse and Pitt to the ACC, the second time in six years the ACC has poached teams from the Big East.
When the first official BCS rankings were released Sunday the Sooners took the top spot. Their prize is a trip to Missouri to take on the defensive-minded Tigers.
Pitt players and staff, saddened by the news that Rutgers player Eric LeGrand has no movement below the neck, will display a large banner supporting the defensive lineman during Saturday’s game against the Scarlet Knights.