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Big East: Week Fifteen

Orange 44 hosted a Big East roundtable last night featuring the authors of Troy Nunes Is an Absolute Magician, Mountainlair, and Pitt Blather.

Cincinnati announced on Tuesday that Brian Kelly is staying, and that they're planning upgrades to Nippert Stadium. I have it on good authority that Washington made a second run at him during the week and he turned them down again. It looks like Weis finagled another year at Notre Dame, so the Bearcats may be getting a one-year reprieve. The Hawaii matchup is worrisome if only because they've gotten a rep in recent years for questionable calls at home going in their favor.

Already down Greg Lloyd, UConn is suspending backup RB Andre Dixon indefinitely for a DUI.

A bowl bid is a longshot for Louisville even if they finish at 6-6. It's just in vague message board territory at this point, but there seems to be some speculation about Steve Kragthorpe's future at the moment. I've been hearing all sorts of things about the other potential openings this year (Cuse, ND, Auburn, etc..), but unfortunately I've got nothing when it comes to the 'Ville.

Paul Zeise makes the case for Panther TE Nate Byham receiving all-conference honors. In a weak year for that position, I have been leaning the same way. As previously posted here, Pitt is headed to the Sun Bowl if they beat UConn. Oregon State is their likely opponent if the Knights win tonight, and they could be sweating this matchup.

I didn't understand why there was talk of Matt Grothe leaving for the NFL early a few weeks ago, because he's obviously not much of a prospect in the pros. He's now on the record as staying for his senior, and I don't expect that to change. USF also is adding another transfer, a lineman from FSU.

You can't say that Syracuse AD Daryl Gross isn't turning over every rock. That's a lot of candidates. Speaking of Al Golden, he would be a top bet to replace Al Groh at UVA next year, as Groh will live on for another season. edit: Rumors are now swirling around Skip Holtz. Spin, carousel, spin.

West Virginia is planning to White Out USF.