I think Connecticut is way too good. Just barely in the bottom 20
. UMass on the other hand...
The game is quite the experience, as long as you are content to watch mediocre (at best) football. They have the largest TV I've ever seen --
Their band makes a lot of noise --
And they get all excited about this dumb cow that must have been drugged, didn't even flinch when the cannon went off or the fireworks boomed. Apparently it was the 100th anniversary of the original Bevo, so the whole halftime show was about feats of the various Bevo's over the years.
When it was over, they fired Charlie in a matter of hours. Everyone could see that coming. My brother and his friends expected it, but they said the university could make a really strong statement about what was important by keeping him -- he is supposedly doing a fine job of developing young men with good character. But you have to win.
It will cost the university about 18 million in buy-outs for Charlie and his staff.