Brian Bennett said on his "game of the week" preview that anything less than a sellout and raucous crowd and he will be extremely disappointed in the Syracuse fans as this is their biggest game since 2004.
Great, now we're going to not only be embarrassed ourselves, but embarrassed by ESPN harping about the weak showing as well. This needs to get taken care of. I'm really unhappy with the Syracuse fans, as I've made heard on the site. I'm driving at least 7 hours to get to this game and cannot possibly understand why we can't be close to a sellout. But I'm also equally disappointed with the athletic department. There were 48k at the Minnesota game last year. I understand there was excitement around Marrone, but that was all energy surrounding the potential of the team. Here we actually have a team that is 4-1 playing host to a talented but underachieving Pitt team. And it's homecoming weekend. I don't understand how those in the marketing section of the athletic department can pack up their bags and go home each night this week knowing the current figures.
This must be a sellout. Start donating some tickets. Extend the current deals and come out with a few extra promotions. With recruits in the building and a tough team lining up against use the house must be full. The benefits far outweigh the risks.
But this is something we can't really control. So my rant is over. But go get tickets, no excuses, and bring your damn friends!