Friday, August 27, 2010

One week before Nova and the big news is ...

If this football thing doesn't work out, I'm sure BP can co-host sports center with fellow Temple guy (Class of 97) Kevin Neghandi.
One week before Villanova and the biggest news is that Bernard Pierce is back on the first team.
Al Golden mentioned it in passing to a couple of people at Wednesday's Fan Fest, saying "you guys" (meaning reporters) focus on it (the depth chart) too much.
You could have knocked me over with a feather with that one, not the depth chart comment but the fact that a healthy Bernard who has practiced well over the past couple of days moved past a real good, but 5-foot-5, running back into the No. 1 spot.
Funny thing is that no Daily News headlines appeared in the next day saying, "Bernard Pierce is back at No. 1." On Monday, there was a full-page story saying "Bernard Pierce Demoted to Second String."
I tried looking at the depth chart in the last couple of hours but it hasn't been changed from Matt Brown, unless they change it in the next couple of hours.
My guess is that the coaching staff doesn't get around to handing the updates to the athletic department every day.
Whatever, God-willing, expect Bernard Pierce to line up behind Chester Stewart for the first play from scrimmage against Villanova.
The Wildcats have never seen anything like Bernard Pierce so, as T.O. says, "get your popcorn ready."