Mark Schlabach of espn.com has a column up today where he looks at a few of the story lines that will be coming out of the Big East Conference's Media Day. In true T3I style, I thought we'd provide some of our own answers to Mark's questions.
How much will Pat White throw the football this season?
Schlabach notes they want White to throw the ball more this season and use his feet less. We've seen coaches say this about a lot of mobile quarterbacks, whether its Steve Young, Don McNabb or Michael Vick, going into a season coaches always want their QBs to throw it more, and stay out of harm's way. My prediction, White runs just as much as ever, because that's where he's most dangerous - and new coach Bill Stewart will know he needs to win some games and put the fan base at ease. They shouldn't worry too much though, when the Mountaineers take on the Orange, White will feel like he's walking in the park, the chance of injury in that game will be slim.
Will Ben Mauk be eligible to play quarterback for Cincinnati?
The real question should be, will Ben Mauk be out of college by the time I retire?
Will Greg Robinson survive another season at Syracuse?
I think it would be more fair to ask if the fan base will survive another year of Greggo. As much as we want the team to succeed, Heath Ledger has a better chance of surviving another year than Robinson (and yes, I went there).
Is Pitt ready to contend for the Big East title?
On paper they should be, however empirical research shows that porn-staches, even in Pittsburgh, severely limit your chances at success in life - unless you're a porn star that is. If you're drinking the Dave Wannestedt Kool aid, you might want to see your doctor - and send a few pints of CNY as well.
Can Mike Teel carry the Rutgers offense?
No. Sorry Rut-girls fans, he can not, he's simply not that good. He's not terrible, but much like mini-me, he isn't carrying you anywhere. Sadly, the Scarlet Knights are still better than the Orange though.
How will South Florida rebuild its defense?
I don't have the answer to this one, but I'm sure Jim Leavitt does. On that note - has any coach ever been consistently more hoarse than Jim Leavitt? The guy permanently sounds like he smokes 12 packs a day. You have to love the intensity though - the guy gets so fired up I'm just waiting for him to stroke out on the sideline some day.