Last year we instituted a MAC Blog Roundtable, and it was a really good time. There are a number of very strong blogs in the conference providing strong content and a fan's perspective. This will come out weekly. The blogs take turns writing questions, and this week they come from Over the Pylon, a Ball State blog. The answers will be compiled and posted on Friday, which I will provide a link to.
Meanwhile, here are my responses.
1.) Life is all about wins. What is the one premier upset the MAC will achieve this season that could gain this conference some national respectability?
Well, assuming that we are talking at least somewhat plausibly, I would say that it would be:
Well, I would lie if I would say I am not looking forward to seeing my team play in the Big House. And I am always looking forward to the first home game. As for conference games, there is only one game I always look forward to on the schedule....the Rockets!
I'm going to say Bowling Green, but not for the player people might expect. Freddie Barnes will, of course, be missed, but we do have a solid squad of receivers. On the other hand, Tyler Sheehan will be greatly missed. Not that Matt Schilz won't be a good player, but Sheehan completed almost 65% of his passes and had only 7 INTs in 575 passing attempts. That's pretty good, given that teams knew BG was passing and there was little run support.