Greetings, Lion fans, Just a quick update on the current football schedule. This past year has been unprecedented and disruptive to the normal routine for all of us. Things, however, seem to be getting brighter, and the light at the end of the tunnel is not an oncoming train.
Once again, AD Tim McMurray has pulled off another miracle, and in doing so, has made the upcoming season, while tougher, is built to hopefully improve rankings and playoff seeding, which is what it’s all about. I can’t think of too many people in and around the football program that wouldn’t mind hosting a playoff game or two instead of traveling to all corners on the country…again, provided the Lions are blessed with another lengthy playoff run.
Gone are Azusa Pacific (who has canceled their football program), Middle Georgia State, Bowie State, and Simon Fraser. The much anticipated matchup with West Florida remains at the friendly confines of The Hawk. Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference perennial power CSU-Pueblo returns, and the Lions are certainly anxious to have an opportunity to avenge two previous hard fought losses to the Thunderwolves. Saginaw Valley State (5-6 in 2019 as a member of the Division 2 GLIAC Conference) will make the trip south to Commerce, America, in early October.
At the time of this writing, there is still an open date the first weekend in October, so be sure and check back with Brian and I here at The Wire. If there’s one thing that is certain, it’s that Tim McMurray is sure to come up with some jaw dropping news to fill that date.
For those of our readers that are concerned with the so called “cupcakes” on previous Lions schedules…..you can put those questions to bed, right now. As it stands, this is a tough, demanding schedule that can and should prove the Lions mettle over time, and should be more than adequate to build a tough and dangerous team come playoff time.
As soon as the 2021 schedule is complete, we’ll have a complete break down on CSU-Pueblo, Saginaw Valley State, and the opponent that has yet to be named.
Hang in there, Lion fans. With the Spring Game on track for April 17th at 2pm, normality is about to return.
And none too soon.