"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Bowl Games Opening Day Open Thread: New Mexico* Bowl and Potato* Bowl
The Arizona jerseys today are beyond hideous:
Helmets don't even match.
If the players were not wearing helmets I would think that was a picture of some Illinois players.
I have nevada & utah state winning.
Utah State & the best QB name west of the Mississippi, Chucky Keaton win 31-23.
This sounds extremely odd, but defense wins games and Arizona actually has a better and more explosive defense than Nevada.
Arizona 42 Nevada 41
I think it's odd that you're predicting defense to be deciding factor in a game where you're predicting 80+ points being scored.
LOL at using Arizona and "explosive defense" in the same sentence. This defense makes our 2010 defense look good.
Not calling the Nevada offense the pistol today? Ok, that's a little overboard.
I like football games where I can enjoy what happens no matter what. So little stress.
TD Nevada, this is going to be a shootout folks.
would think nevada is a good matchup for them as the 3-3-5 is specifically designed to stop the spread right?
"Hey guys, let's set up a bowl in the most glamorous tourist spot we can think of. Maybe a T-shirt company will sponsor." -New Mexico Bowl coordinators
Nevada pushing around a PAC 12 team up front.
The more I watch Arizona this year the more convinced I am that IF Jeff Castel had come with Rich to Michigan as originally planned our record would've looked something like this during his tenure:
Horrific defense, inept special teams and turnovers are Arizona's calling card this year. Just like we used to be. And there is one constant between Arizona and Michigan and it aint the defensive coordinator.
playing ten yards off every play. I'll never understand that.
Yeah, but it's a sample size of one season. Casteel also won two BCS bowls as a DC and had a top 5 D in the nation in 2007.
Don't blow it for me Rich
Probably a bad decision on my part
Gator Bowl flashbacks!!!!! AHHHHHHHH
Truly unbelievable. I will never understand how Rich Rodriguez's teams fumble this much. It can't just be coincidence at this point.
Agreed. Turnovers are most definitely NOT random.
with red facemasks = no good.
Glad I only put one confidence point on Arizona.
lol, Scott is not a better fit than Denard or Pat White for the RR offense
Dumb comment by the announcer.
I've seen high schools with nicer stadiums then that place. Saline's Hornet Stadium is nicer.
I thought, hey--it'll be fun to watch this, see how things are cooking for ol Rich Rod. Watched a couple of plays of them getting outrun on D and saw the sour look on his face and thought: I am very out of here.
Starting to wonder why Arizona was an 8 point favorite in Vegas. That's what I get for basing my bowl selections on Vegas odds, I guess.
It was up to 9.5 by yesterday.
That looks familiar
Tony Gibson is the worst db coach ever. He sucks. I have no idea how he maintains a job at any level.
He is best buds with RR
RR's team throwing punches at each other now....
Classy moves on the sideline.
For fighting with their own team?
It's actually accounted for in hockey rulebooks (misconducts for each, but you have to leave one on the bench and trust/watch to see that he won't get played).
yeah, that was all kinds of disturbing
I loved Rich and defended him right up until his situation became untenable, but the lack of discipline seems to be a recurring problem for his teams.
We have a ball game now.
in the Gildan no defense bowl.
Football was so much more enjoyable to watch back in the days when we didn't waste 5 minutes reviewing plays to put it down on the 1 inch line. Instant replay really has become a bit much.
Come on. Lets see if we can top 100 points in this game...
I think that it was very gracious of Nevada to actually nearly aid Scott in getting a touchdown - you cannot beat that sort of selfless sportsmanship....*shuffles papers*....lack of good blocking.
In any case, the Wolf Pack and the Wildcats are now tied 21-21 with about 10 minutes left in the first half...I mean, second quarter.
The sideline reporting is not.
It's so cute when Arizona attempts to load the box.
That's exactly how we used to look. I Brett Bielema was laughing his ass off when we did that.
Is it just me or is spotting the ball extremely sketchy this year? How was the a first down without even measuring? And don't get me started on the NW game this year.
Also, tackle someone. Anyone.
Zona ties it back up at 28. These teams could combine for 100 points by the end of regulation.
Yeah, Arizona's RB is pretty good
Nevada cheerleaders are sure good lookin' and have some nice moves.
Wow! I would love to see a game breaker like this in Ann Arbor at RB in the future!
Yeah with Casteel Rich Rod will actually have a competent defense...they said