Congrats, we guess – UNC “announced Thursday evening that Withers, the Tar Heels’ defensive coordinator the last three seasons, will take over as coach following the firing of Butch Davis.” When he was originally hired there, Withers let it be known he always wanted to be a blue boy, but had to settle for App State. He played for Mack Brown, who instilled his coaching bug. Meanwhile, the trend continues . . . → Read More: App-against-his-will gets dream job
Your cliched Charlotte paper App State preview. If it sounds familiar, note only the names have been changed.
All credit to Peacock and Cobb. “They kind of got on our level, and they have both been the same way.”
Finally some summer beach reading. Media gui-, oops, we mean, “yearbook”, now out. (Beware the automated “go to goasu” ad on goasu)
Could App State pull an App State in Blacksburg? “Appalachian State doesn’t have a reputation for beating I-A . . . → Read More: APP-propre links – All kinds of stuff to talk about
Give ‘em hell! – “Other Browns signings on Tuesday include Appalachian State defensive end Jabari Fletcher.” The Bad Man was recently in camp with the CFL’s Alouettes, but was released several days ago. He’s now one of four Apps in this season’s NFL rookie class …. for now.
Meaningless upset – “While the six-time defending league champion Mountaineers were the pick of conference coaches, the league media had Georgia Southern as the favorite to win its first title since 2004.” So the consensus is App State/Stink Nos. 1 and 2, with Wofford unanimous third.
The SoCon preseason coaches poll is out.
The more things change …
Appalachian State has been tabbed the preseason favorite to win the Southern Conference football championship in 2011 in balloting conducted by the league’s head coaches. It is the sixth consecutive year the league’s coaches have chosen ASU to win the league crown.
The Mountaineers, who have won or shared six consecutive SoCon championships, received five of nine first-place votes in the balloting. ASU returns five . . . → Read More: Guessing game officially underway
Old and busted: Planking.
New hotness: Extreme Rigormortis of the Upper Body.
43 days …..
Apps at UNC, Miami and Minnesota. The big fling with ECU in the QC. Two-game set with ETSU. Old friend Campbell. Just two non-D1s. Fourteen home games.
It’s a keeper!
In a stark contrast with the 2010-11 road-heavy non-conference schedule, the Mountaineers open the season at home against Lees-McRae on Nov. 11 and play six home games in the season’s first six weeks.
Early season is still tough. Apps open December at home with UNCG, then travel . . . → Read More: Basketball schedule looks pretty good
Inside Carolina glances at the bball schedule. Guess who makes an appearance? – “TBA – Appalachian State.” It’s the flipside of the recent foozball debate. /gulp – “1. North Carolina – What a sick projected lineup. There’s depth. There’s a star freshman coming off the bench. There’s experience.”
Some preseason news for you ….
Conference A which has always been the best will still be the best, while the other strong conference will be strong. Teams A, B, and C will be no doubt be the best there. Blah, blah, blah.
This is known as preseason filler. It’s obligatory in the ‘Whee days of summer. Ain’t nothing else to talk about, so let’s talk about some random opinions on what someone thinks is going to happen based . . . → Read More: Not all league champs created equal
HEH. Coakley was inducted with former Michigan star Desmond Howard. Guess who went there?
Gruden asked Appalachian State University product Dexter Coakley and Howard about their feelings when Appalachian State upset Michigan in 2007, 34-32.
“I’m not rubbing it in,” said Coakley said. “But he knows about the Black and Gold.”
“I was working on ESPN’s GameDay and I had some hurt feelings,” Howard said.
. . . → Read More: Hall of Famer
Judging by recent comments, there’s still much grumbling about the 2011 App State schedule. There are even threats of … /grabs heart … NOT going to a home game. THE HORROR!
We’re not sure where it’s written that attendance is mandatory at football games. We’ve said before, don’t want to go, then don’t go. The sun will still rise in the morn.
If your empty seat is filled by someone else, then win-win. Someone gets to watch a . . . → Read More: Still sensing displeasure
Daniel Kilgore has no idea what’s going on with the lockout. He doesn’t know when the season could start, or whether there will be a postseason.
But he does know how to teach, and he did so over the weekend at a middle school camp across the border. Which inspired us to ask, what kinda tats are those? (look closely).
Meanwhile, his playing future looks bright – “Eric Heitmann has medical issues (neck) and the team has a 2011 . . . → Read More: Center stage at football camp