Anyway, back to Matthews. If nothing else, the veteran James Madison coach - who was Jim Donnan's defensive guy at both Marshall and Georgia - has at least managed to provide some levity.
Take his answer to how concerned he was after seeing West Virginia run for more yards than it managed passing against Marshall.
"I think when he gets bored making so many yards passing, Dana calls some runs so the running backs won't quit,'' Matthews said.
In a slightly more serious vein, though, Matthews does manage to point to a concern that has nothing to do with stopping West Virginia's ridiculously efficient offense or the chances of pulling what would be a monumental upset. He's concerned that even if his players aren't treating this like the biggest game of their lives, apparently some fans are.
"I don't know if our players are [too worked up about the game]. I'm worried about the JMU nation,'' Matthews said. "You'd think this was Super Bowl V or something that we're playing. It's a good game and we're going to play as hard as we can.
"But when I came to work in July they had a billboard around here saying how many days it was to the WVU game. We certainly had to talk to our players about it back in August that we had two games to play prior to the WVU game.
"On the other side of the coin, it's a good opportunity for our people - once again, not the players, but our fans - it'll be a lot of fun to go up there. We're looking forward to it, but I've been extremely concerned about it because we do have a lot of big games after this.''
None, though, are likely to match this one for the opportunity to play the little guy.
"I mean, they're very good. They beat Marshall and could have scored a hundred against Marshall if they wanted to,'' Matthews said. "So I would be very surprised if anything we do concerns them.''
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