Sep 2, 2010, 9:26 AM EDT
The 2010 season is upon us! The league has four kickoffs slated tonight, one tomorrow and four more on Saturday as part of the opening weekend of college football. Below is a weekly roundup of all that happened during the week in CAA Football. Look for this type of installment on the blog each Thursday during the season.
We hope to recap some news and notes, include a few press conference videos and even throw in some league info. Let’s get started.
Delaware will open its 2010 season tonight when it host West Chester. Head Coach K.C. Keeler talked up tonight’s opponent in his weekly segment on the CAA Football Coaches Teleconference. Click here to listen to that. Keeler also announced on the call that the Blue Hens’ starting running back this season is freshman Andrew Pierce. The News-Journal’s Kevin Tresolini writes about him here.
James Madison held its weekly press gathering Monday afternoon. Below is a video recap of the event with head coach Mickey Matthews.
Maine also opens its season tonight against Albany at Alfond Stadium. Black Bear administrators are projecting a tremendous crowd for tonight’s game. Coach Jack Cosgrove took the first Twitter fan question submitted on the CAA Football weekly teleconference. Take a listen to that here.
Massachusetts head coach Kevin Morris talked about some of the new faces on this season’s Minutemen squad including those transfers from Hofstra and Northeastern. Click here to listen. The Boston Globe also penned a tremendous feature on one of those transfers, All-CAA Football First Team John Griffin…click here to read it. Lastly UMass launched ColonialClash.com to promote its conference contest against New Hampshire at Gillette Stadium, Oct. 23. The Minutemen will face William and Mary in the first CAA Football conference game of the season, at 3:30 p.m., Saturday. Watch all the action on The Comcast Network, Comcast SportsNet New England and Cox 11 in Williamsburg, Va.
New Hampshire will kickoff Saturday’s CAA Football non-conference games when it hosts Central Connecticut State at noon. The Wildcats will be facing some familiar faces in their opponents Saturday. The Blue Devils’ head coach Jeff McInerney was a defensive coordinator at Rhode Island prior to taking the head coaching job at CCSU. The new offensive coordinator for CCSU is former Rhode Island head coach Tim Stowers. UNH head coach Sean McDonnell talked about the familiarity and the type of game he anticipates on this week’s CAA Football weekly teleconference…take a listen.
Rhode Island will lock horns with the Buffalo Bull tonight at 7 p.m. Fans in the up-state New York area can watch the game live on Time Warner Cable SportsNet. Head Coach Joe Trainer is ready for this season and feels his team has taken a step forward in the process of rebuilding. Listen to Trainer’s comments from this week’s call.
Richmond held its weekly press conference Wednesday. Watch the two video recaps below including head coach Latrell Scott and the second featuring Martin Parker and Tyler Kirchoff.
Towson made all sorts of announcements heading into its kickoff tonight at Indiana. Be sure to tune into the Big Ten Network to watch the game live. Towson named its captains for the 2010 season…Yaky Ibia, Hakeem Moore and Ollie Thomas earned the honors. The Tigers also announced their home-opener next weekend against Coastal Carolina will be dubbed as Towson Community Night…click here for details.
Villanova will take on cross-town foe Temple Friday at 5 p.m. Watch the game live on ESPN3.com. The Wildcats will be looking to defend its 2009 Mayor Cup title, and will be doing it with the return of Preseason All-CAA Football Offensive Player of the Year Matt Szczur. The senior is back after a minor-league baseball stint this past summer. Click here to read a tremendous story about Szczur from the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Mike Jensen earlier this week.
William and Mary held its press luncheon earlier this week after head coach Jimmye Laycock announced his starting quarterback as fifth-year senior Mike Callahan…watch the video recap below. The Tribe travel to Amherst, Mass., to face UMass in the first CAA Football conference game of the year. Watch all the action on The Comcast Network, Comcast SportsNet New England and Cox 11 in Williamsburg.
It is here!!! Checkout CAASports.com for all of the details on this weekend’s action including game previews and video recaps following the games.
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