Wrapping up a very exciting first week of the Troy football season:
The crowd at the Bowling Green game was outstanding! With two larger schools in the state hosting intercollegiate football competition at the same time as Troy, the fans in Troy showed up, showed out, and stayed throughout, and were a major factor in the late win. It really all started with a huge crowd last Tuesday night for Trojan Talk at Santa Fe Steakhouse. The place was packed and noisy, probably moreso than at any Trojan Talk in recent memory! There were a couple of fans who told me that it was so crowded and so noisy that they couldn't hear the show which, I've got to tell you, is a great problem to have, and one I'm not sure we could solve even if we wanted to. We'll crank Trojan Talk up again this Tuesday at 7pm on the Troy ISP Sports Network and take your toll-free calls at 866-736-5889. Coach Blakeney is great about giving autographs and having pictures made as well...
Monday was Labor Day, which didn't keep the coaches, players, Media Relations staff, and media from converging on Troy for the weekly football press conference. It was good for me, because my wife Deborah was able to come with me and visit our freshman son, Jack at school before the press conference. There was a lot of conversation about the win over Bowling Green and a little talk about this week's visit to Oklahoma State. I've posted audio from Coach Blakeney, RFr QB Corey Robinson, Sr WR Jerrel Jernigan, Sr DE Mario Addison, and Soph DT Tony Davis, who had an acrobatic interception that gave the Trojans a chance to win it.
I hope you get a chance to visit us Tuesday, either at Santa Fe Steakhouse or via telephone, for Trojan Talk! Later in the week, I'll preview the trip to Stillwater, OK (Taylor Bryan is already amped up about eating at Eskimo Joe's), and review what I hope is a victorious trip back!