Happy Tuesday. Let’s get it started.
Kickoff time and Television options for North Carolina game unveiled
We’re a week away, but Miami at North Carolina is setting up to be a big, BIG game for the Canes and their embattled coach. On Monday afternoon, kickoff time and TV options for this game were announced:
Next Up:— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) October 4, 2021
Kenan Memorial Stadium
⏰ 3:30 PM
ESPN / ESPN2 / ACC Network
560 WQAM pic.twitter.com/cPM1tYp4Cf
3:30pm kickoff works. Afternoon kick into the evening to finish under the lights is fine. And the game will be played on some variety of national television, with the options being ESPN, ESPN2, or ACC Network for the game.
For those wondering about the other games that are in the conversation for these channels at this same time here we go:
- BYU Cougars at Baylor Bears — ESPN or ESPN2
- Pittsburgh Panthers at Virginia Tech Hokies — ESPN, ESPN2, or ACCN
With those as the other available options in this TV window, that means either Miami-Carolina or Pitt-VT will be on ACCN. For me personally, I’d rather the game be on the biggest stage possible, so whatever happens happens on a channel that everyone can see, and thus no one can hide from. Looking at you, unnamed sources in the Miami Athletic department who leaked that Diaz’s buyout is $8M and thus too big for Miami to part ways with the coach during the season.
No matter the channel, this will be a VERY INTERESTING GAME for Miami.
Oh, and for those wondering, the TV lineup for these games will be finalized after this weekend’s games. So expect the placement to be final sometime Sunday afternoon.
Blips on the Radar
Justin Dottavio wrote this bemoaning the bye week blues
and Craig T. Smith had plenty to ponder in yesterday’s Monday Musings.
And lastly, some stats for you to marinate on.
Miamis Defensive Ranks— Honest I3ob _ (@bob_conley) October 5, 2021
Pass Yds/G- 94th
College Football is about consistency and big plays on offense, in my opinion.— Honest I3ob _ (@bob_conley) October 5, 2021
3rd Down- 65th
Red Zone- 105th
Plays 20+ Yds- 60th
Richt's Last Year?
3rd Down- 54th
Red Zone- 52nd
Plays 20+ - 66th
Y-I-K-E-S to all of that. Whew. We’re gonna have to dig more into that through the week.
That’s it for today kiddos. Make it a terrific Tuesday!