Welcome one and all to your kickoff weather forecast for the year. As you know, last week never happened. It was on the road and this gnome doesn’t recognize preseason actions and doesn’t prognosticate on geographic areas outside his expertise. Wow those were some big words.
Well, I’ve had the graphics specialist put up a nifty little pair of galoshes and umbrella but this week’s forecast has been very dynamic as our little witch of a weather system can’t decide what the hell she is going to do. Kinda reminds me of the team on the field. All kinds of expectations then screws around when it starts to matter and can’t seem to decide what they are going to do.
However, the recent weather and last week’s scrimmage break their parallel tracks. Starting Saturday, the Tigers put their foot down. They give the Citadel a backhand more like what I expect out of IKE! come early next week.
With the 3:30 start be prepared for a warm, and very muggy afternoon. Expect highs from now through the first of the week to hover around the 90 degree mark. Be sure to have your sunscreen handy or expect to look like a raccoon with a farmers tan come your Monday morning meeting. I expect a shower or two to move through off a rogue band associated with Hanna but nothing lasting or significant. Most would expect this to be a cooling and more comforting event but that won’t be the case. Think of the tailgating and game as a sauna that doesn’t require a health club membership. Stepping out of your car will cause the sweat to run so if this is a problem, bring an extra shirt.
On the field I fully expect the Tigers to flex their athleticism and true skill (not experience) over a truly overmatched team with a week recent record. Tigers get their crap in gear and get tuned up for an ACC foe next week. Team roles by 30 and Tiger fans get their confidence up for the upcoming games while shedding a few pounds in the heat and humidity that comes with September games and tropical moisture.