Just Step Back From the Ledge and Let’s Talk
In case you’re wondering where you’ve seen the Dukes current offense before, you can thank Trey Parker and Matt Stone for laying the groundwork for this season’s version seen here at left. So instead of reviewing the most excrutiating win in years over Towson on Saturday, I’m just going to get a few things out.
There are just too many concerns for us to even begin a list here, but needless to say when the Dukes are running gimmick plays on 4th and Goal at the 1 it makes me want to kick the IT staff at the MadiZone in the nuts! Oh wait, actually I always want to do that (and the new Droid JMU Football app is a huge FAIL also). But I do shed a tear when I begin to worry about the living conditions in the undisclosed location where the terrorists are hiding Mickey Matthews. Because the JMU that I know and love, the one that never let’s me down, the one that ALWAYS goes for it on 4th, even in their own end against the wishes of sissy fans out there, with a mule-stubborn running play or option up the middle has completely disappeared.
Rant concluded, I would urge you to consider that the Dukes are 4-1 and coming home for Homecoming! Exactly where we hoped they’d be when the season started, just not exactly the way we thought they’d get there. All is not lost. Last year right now the Dukes were 2-3 and pretty much out of it before gaining steam the second half. This year they’ve survived the spotty early season and still have everything in front of them. This butt-trifling performance against Towson was exactly what they did against Hofstra last year, only this time they emerged relatively unscathed. Or so we hope!
Injury news: DJ Bryant tweeted he’s been cleared to play this week already after getting his bell rung Saturday while not wearing a mouthpiece, TE Barlow is out a few weeks, JMU is seeking a medical redshirt for Defensive Lineman Emmons who was injured in the 1st qtr of the VT game after transferring from Army. UR Ticks QB Aaron Corp, the highly touted transfer from USC, is out for the season. You fancy, huh?!
Lastly, it’s HOMECOMING! So be happy, get your butt down to the ‘Burg and into the spirit early, and Let’s Go Dukes! (Also, big win for Field Hockey who erupted on offense in the second half Sunday).