No. 1, on last week’s live chat I promised video from the post-game press conference and was not able to deliver because of equipment issues involving a recent switch against my will from a Mac to a PC…learning how to use a spectacularly inferior product is going to take more time than I’d expected it seems.
During Joe Glenn’s visit to the MVC teleconference on Tuesday the new coach said the Coyotes got through the Colgate game without serious injury and would be at full-speed, assuming someone doesn’t get hurt in practice in the meantime, for the game against Northwestern on Sept. 22. That game will begin at 2:30 p.m. central time, it was announced on Tuesday.
The practice schedule this week will be the same as it is during a regular week, though the squad won’t be playing on Saturday, obviously, because there is not a game.
Glenn’s no stranger to playing games at FBS venues, obviously, since he coached at that level for five years at Wyoming. During his last season there, as a lame-duck, he took the Cowboys to Tennessee for a $1 million paycheck and beat the Vols.The Vols paid $1 million to lose. That had to bite.
USD has what is now a home-and-home with Montana and will be expecting the Griz to make a return trip. There are some cynics out there regarding Montana ever making an appearance at the DakotaDome even though the program would have to pay handsomely to get out of the contract. I bring this up because Glenn said the trip to Montana cost the school $81,000. He brought it up within the context of the need for FSC schools to play for money at the FBS stadiums.
He also commended the rest of the conference for the recent string of victories over FBS schools.
At the end of Glenn’s turn on the teleconference, he said, in response to my repeated mentions last week in various stories that Colgate is a non-scholarship football program, that the tuition at Colgate is $55,000 a year.
“That’s the richest bunch of football players who have ever played here,” he said.