- Bo Ruud to SAM linebacker to replace Stewart Bradley. This should open up the weakside linebacker position; will Steve Octavien become a consistent threat?
- Clayton Sievers to open defensive end to compete with Barry Turner, who will be out this spring due to injury. Pierre Allen to "base" defensive end to compete with Zach Potter. Is Cozbohl looking for smaller, quicker ends?
I see that Creighton fans are more interested in next year's NCAA regional (that won't feature their team) than this year's regional. In fairness to Jays fans, travel on short notice is never reasonable, though I'd expect that more would pack into the car and head to the French Quarter. And who can blame Jays fans for grabbing all of the regional tickets for next year so they can make a nice profit.
The real criticism goes to the folks at Creighton and MECA who didn't give the general public a chance to buy the tickets. I understand giving Creighton's patrons the first shot to buy tickets...but it should have been limited to the number of season tickets you have. 4 season tickets = the right to buy 4 NCAA regional tickets. Where Creighton did the people of Omaha wrong was by going back to CU fans and asking them a second time to buy tickets. Creighton fans already had their chance; the rest of the tickets should have been opened to the rest of the general public, who are backing the bonds that built the Qwest Center and made an NCAA regional possible in the first place. Shame to Creighton, and Shame to MECA for forgetting the people who made this NCAA regional possible in the first place.
I see the BrieJay fans over at the BrieJay Cafe are joining the Defenders of the Faith over at South Park in their hatred of Kevin Kugler. Interesting that each group thinks that Kugler "hates" their program and is "in love" with the other. In other words... the extremists in Red and Blue are both so whacked out that they've lost perspective and mistake criticism with hatred. Even KXSP's Matt Perrault isn't immune to it. (Of course, in his case, it's more professional jealosy...)