Hoo Preview 2010: The Schedule

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Mike London faces his former Richmond team in the opener.

If you’re looking for the same old boring schedule preview you’re going to be disappointed. But if something a little different, a little zany fits your interest with just enough information to feed the need, you might find the 2010 schedule preview just up your alley. Music is such an integral part of lives, I thought I’d put the 2010 schedule to song – sort of.

I realize some of you are not as old as the writer of this story so some of these songs referenced may be before your time (like my editor) so we’ve included some YouTube video for your listening and viewing pleasure. It ain’t game film but it’s music. Real music. Sorry Pink.

Richmond – Heartbreak Hotel

  • The opponent: Richmond Spiders, Sept. 4
  • Television: 6 p.m., ESPN3.com
  • 2009 record: 11-2, (7-1 CAA – FCS)
  • Bowl game: FCS NCAA Quarterfinals Loss vs. App. State, 35-31
  • Last year against the Hoos: DNP
  • Defense: 4-3
  • Returning starters: 4
  • 2009 PPG Allowed: 16.3
  • 2009 YPP Allowed: 5.8
  • Defensive Strengths: Outside LB, interior defensive line
  • Defensive questions: Defensive ends, safety, inside LB
  • Defensive players to watch: DL Martin Parker, CB Justin Rogers, LB Eric McBride
  • Offense: Multiple
  • Returning starters: 3
  • 2009 PPG: 29.9
  • 2009 YPP: 5.4
  • Offensive strengths: Wide receivers, center
  • Offensive questions: Quarterback, offensive line, depth
  • Offensive players to watch: FB Kendall Gaskins, WR Kevin Grayson, OL Drew Lachenmayer

Since their ‘baby’ left them and found a new place to dwell in Charlottesville, Spider fans have been singing the blues. A close friend of mine and University of Richmond alum actually harbors some bitterness toward the University of