Offensive: Ryan Kock
Defensive: Shawn Moorehead
However, Blythe told the media
that there was no way in the world that he would miss the final game of Mac's
Blythe Will Remain a Cyclone
The rumor mill has been hot since
McCarney resigned last Wednesday, but Todd Blythe put the rumor that he would be
"I'll be here," Blythe said about next season.
Quote of the Day
When talking about the emotion of
his last game and the seniors last game on Saturday, McCarney said, "We all know
that there was a lot of emotion at the
McCarney: "This is not about me"
The theme of Monday's presser was
that Saturday's game is not about Dan McCarney, but the 23 seniors taking the
field for the last time in an
"This is not about me. It's just not. For those who have never played a game, there is one last time when you pull on that uniform and that is really meaningful," McCarney said.
The Stress Factor
So now that his future at
"Relief is not the right word to be honest with you. I don't feel relieved, I don't feel happy. I'm not jumping up and down. I just think that around the team, at least we know what's going on and what the direction is and that there is one last game for us all to be together," McCarney said.
A Major Distraction
As much as he hates to use the distraction as an excuse, McCarney admitted that everything that happened last week got to his football team.
"I won't put all of it on the distractions and what happened last week, but I think a lot of it was. It's an easy excuse, I won't do that but my heart goes out to these kids and what they've been through," McCarney said.
McCarney said on Monday that he still hasn't been contacted by another school about a coaching job, but he's happy about that.
"Honestly right now, I wouldn't even want to talk to anyone else until this game is over," McCarney said. "There's a time and a place for that and hopefully the phone will ring a couple of times."
So does that mean that McCarney doesn't want to coach next season? Hardly. People do what they were born to do, for McCarney, that's coaching football.
"I'm going to go coach. I'm going to go try and lead another program," McCarney said. "I'll mow lawns if I have to. I can't sit around. I just can't. I'm not made that way. It goes right back to the house I was raised in. I know I would drive Margy nuts if I wasn't working. Hopefully it will be with a good football program."
When asked about having a ceremony honoring him, McCarney declined but he will deliver a video message to the fans on Saturday.
McCarney also noted that when the new coach is named, he will do anything possible to make the transition easier for the university.