Talk about games, experiences, teams, etc.
I'll repeat something that I always feel about the first couple weeks of the FCS, they are my least favorite.
It's not because the teams are rusty, not because the newer coaches are still refining their systems, and not because it's difficult keeping up with all the new players and missing the matriculated stars. No, it is because there are too many mismatches in the form of money games and cupcakes for our FCS.
Look at Thursday, September 2 the opening day. 20 games
The big news this week, amongst all the other news, was the decision by the NCAA to move the Division I Football Championship game to a new locale after 13 years in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Frisco, Texas won the bid which boiled down to a choice after presentations were given to the NCAA Division I Football Championship Committee last Thursday.
Taken together with the expansion of the playoff bracket and the title date being pushed three weeks later, a triple-header
One of these things is not like the others:
Division I adopts 20-team bracket, moves FCS title game to Frisco, Texas (ESPN)
Frisco's Pizza Hut Park to host Football Championship Subdivision title game (Dallas Morning News)
Football Championship Subdivision title game will be in Frisco (Dallas Morning News Blog - Todd Davis)
Chattanooga: Title game headed to Frisco (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Can you guess which article is different?
Updated 02-26-2010 at 11:42 PM by rwallace
Three years or so seems to be the limit for modern era "Executive Directors" at the Sports Network (SNW) in their FCS division and they've hit the wall again. Friday was the last day in that position for David Coulson who now joins Matt Dougherty and Tony Moss in that category. Coulson came to the SNW right before the Conference media days in July of 2007.
Dave's long career in sportswriting began in college and after his graduation from Fresno State's school of journalism
Updated 02-01-2010 at 04:52 PM by rwallace
Pat Paschall lead the West in rushing and our boys from the FCS shined in the Shrine again this past Saturday.
The attendance of 8,345 was the lowest in the history of the longest running college all-star game (since 1925). This was the first year it was held in Florida. The East won 13-10.
LOOKING AT THE PLAY BY PLAY
MSU's Clay Harbor caught a couple passes in the 1st quarter. NDSU's RB Pat Paschall got significant rushing yardage in the 2nd quarter
Updated 01-25-2010 at 01:12 AM by rwallace