I’m not sure if this is a real record or not, but after six weeks of football, the Arkansas State Red Wolves defense is personally responsible for bestowing four conference Offensive Player of the Week awards.
On the latest Fun Belt Podcast, I play some one-on-one with Arkansas State head basketball coach Mike Balado to discuss the upcoming Sun Belt season and the positive energy pulsating from the team.
Perhaps it’s time to truly adopt a kind of two-QB system where the one quarterback replaces the other when his hand grows cold.
The Sun Belt should greet overtures from the AAC with the same contempt as did the Mountain West
The positive we as Red Wolves fans can take from a 59-33 humiliation to Georgia Southern is that we can now relax and realize that what we’re watching is a program in progress. It’s not going to be pleasant – evolution is often painful.
On the latest Fun Belt Podcast, GATA Talk co-host Matt Mauney reveals the inside story to Chad Lunsford dismissal at Georgia Southern – and where the Eagles program goes from here. We also breakdown Week 4 and explore all the angles of Week 5.
Nostalgia won’t win games, though. Last year’s team finished 11-13 (7-8) However, you could see that there was something different about the 2020-21 version of the Red Wolves. They played with cohesion. They began to reduce mistakes. Those painfully long scoring droughts melted away.
The Howlraiser Sun Belt Sheriffs Badge recognizes the intrepid Sun Belt athletic director who has “laid down the law” for other Sun Belt football programs to follow.
It was Sun Belt Entropy at its entropiest. Combined with Louisiana’s win over Georgia Southern, the much maligned Sun Belt West got an early jump on the East, a condition that may not last but so what? This is why we love the damn Sun Belt; chaos. Embrace it.
Apart from the second half of the UCA game, I can’t remember a time when this team has enjoyed a significant amount of time with a lead. The Red Wolves play a brand of football that is terribly exhausting to watch.