In light of last nights drunken ramblings, it's time to look into the crystal bowl and begin predictions for the 2006 Mountaineer football season.
September 2nd, Marshall and their lot of Fulmer Cup hopefuls come to Mountaineer Field for their first of many beatdowns at the hands of the Mountaineers.
Much like WVU, Marshall lost several of their starters in the secondary. Should be fun to see how they react when Owen Schmitt busts through the line at full speed and the safeties have to decide between a permanent concussion and giving up six points. Remember boys, you can't tackle what your afraid to look at.
Likewise, you can't tackle what you can't see!
At some point in the second quarter, with WVU up 35-0, Marshall fans will curse the day governor Manchin forced the AD's from Marshall and WVU to work out an annual matchup between the two schools. Seeing no chance for victory, Marshall coach Mark Snyder is found locked in a stall at halftime clicking his heels together franticly, repeating over and over again, "There's no place like home!" But unlike in the Wizard of Oz, this chant fails to make the the nightmare end. Forced out of the locker room by armed state troopers 10 minutes after the scheduled start of the second half, Marshall signals their intent on forfeiting the game by making some minor adjustments to their flag.
And with that, John Denver's "Country Roads" begins blaring out of the stadium sound system.
Next up, Eastern Washington