Like 40 passes loose.
"I'm impressed with their quarterback [Jameis Winston]," Luck said. "It's a bit of a shame we couldn't play the game with [FSU coach] Jimbo [Fisher] from Clarksburg and all.
"But with Florida State on there, it's a pretty tough [WVU] schedule."
You might remember the Mountaineers played Marshall, James Madison in Landover and Maryland last season, when WVU was to hit Tallahassee. This year's nonconference schedule: W&M, Georgia State and Maryland.
"Last year it would have been politically tough to cancel the Marshall game," Luck said. "Had we canceled the JMU game the penalty would have been substantial. And I think the Maryland series is important to the fans in this region. We had four nonconference games scheduled and had to drop one [after joining the Big 12]."
After watching Florida State and WVU open their seasons, it seems Luck made the correct call. At least for his team's well-being.
"We want to start moving dirt in December," he said.
Every newspaper has slips, but I found one on this week's Norman Transcript website humorous and, perhaps, spot on.
Early in OU coach Bob Stoops' career, he was a very successful defensive coordinator at places like Kansas State and Florida. As successful offenses have been Holgorsen's bread and butter, successful defenses have been to Stoops. And, in this season's opener, the Sooners turned around last year's poor defensive performance by blanking Louisiana-Monroe.
Perhaps it's appropriate then the newspaper called him "Bob Stops."
Hey, it's better than "Big Game Bob."
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