We were all a bit disappointed to learn that Tropical storm Isaac has forced the Beavers’ football team to postpone their season opener. Mike Parker, voice of the Beavers, joined Chad on The Morning Sports Page Thursday to weigh in on the team.
Let’s first say that we are sending our good thoughts down to the Bayou and we hope that all families and businesses that have been affected are ok. It’s a shame that the game will have to be postponed, but there are some things in life that are bigger than college football.
Having said that, it is a bit frustrating for the Beavers that all the preparations they have made over the past couple weeks will go somewhat to waste because they will now have to face off against a different opponent. Parker suggests that this throws a bit of a kink into the Beavers season because rather than opening up against a rather easy opponent in Nicholls state, the Beavers will now have to open their season versus Wisconsin – the defending B1G 10 champs.
Wisconsin is by no means unbeatable but it would have been a huge benefit for the Beavers if they could have had a game to get their newcomers settled in rather than just send them onto the field versus a difficult opponent.
“They can win this football game. I do think it would have behooved them to have a game under their belts, some confidence perhaps, and just the opportunity to get on and off the field and personnel groups – get all of those things sorted out in week one.”
Although people seem to writing the Beavers off before the season starts, Parker insists that this Beavers team is a much more complete team than the teams we have seen the past couple years. And it’s usually when the Beavers are given the least respect that they end up making the most noise.
Take a listen as Parker discusses the newcomers that are ready to make a name for themselves and be sure to check out the Beavers progress all season long.