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Big East: Week Two

Is Cincinnati ready for Oklahoma? Brian Kelly has already changed kickers.

UConn is finding that Temple has a long memory.

The UConn football team's game with Temple Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia has even been given a name by the Owls' marketing department: "UConn-Temple II: Justice."

Forget the fact that the teams have actually played 10 times previously and the fact that neither side wants to talk much about the controversial play that decided last year's matchup in East Hartford, it still makes for good hype.

Card Chronicle has the Kentucky post-mortem.

The Pittsburgh media is finally turning on Dave Wannstedt. They can't afford much more bad news with a tough game against Buffalo looming, but Adam Gunn may have suffered a season-ending injury.

USF plans to cease its budding rivalry with UCF by not renewing their series agreement following this season. UCF, as you can imagine, is not very pleased.

Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician regales readers with tales of Greg Robinson and Little League. I played one year for the Phillies, but was so uncoordinated that I was soon moved to right field and eventually tried soccer. Then there's the obligatory presser summary from Donnie Webb as Syracuse prepares for its home opener against Akron.

West Virginia doesn't just have to deal with travelling to East Carolina on Saturday and facing the world's newest giant killers. The looming threat of Hurricane Hanna adds another layer of uncertainty to what has suddenly become a must-win.

The Big East is justly taking criticism after a poor performance in week one. The coming days offer a slate of difficult mid-major challenges in East Carolina, UCF, Temple, Buffalo, and Akron - many tougher than anyone could have expected. Cincinnati has a game where they don't have much to lose (well, don't get blown out), and a lot to gain against Oklahoma. I don't even want to consider the possibility right now of Louisville struggling against Tennessee Tech.