With UC's convincing win over Pittsburgh they are now 3-0 in the Big East and 7-1 overall putting them in great shape for a conference title and BCS bowl invitation. But before you order your BCS package and jump back on the Bearcat bandwagon follow Coach Butch Jones' (and any sane coach's) tried and true strategy: Focus on West Virginia only.
We as fans have a tendency to write in wins after we get a big one forgetting every team we're going to face still has something to play for. West Virginia after losing to Louisville at home, is still mathematically in the running for the Big East crown and that goal starts with beating UC. UC still has to play Rutgers and I think you get the point. It has and always will be from a coaches perspective, a series of one game season and that's the kind of focus that will ultimately land you the BCS bid we all covet.
So lets join the coaching staff, players and the wise ones and look ahead to Saturday's game and not beyond. The other team has a lot of chips to play for and redemption after their home loss to the 'Ville. They're thinking let's return the favor and win on the road and I can guarantee the 'Cats staff is keenly aware of that, and that's why coach Jones said he was paying attention to all the little things in getting ready for this one big game.
You as a fan have a job to do for one game and that is show up, be loud and remind your crew to focus on West Virginia and nothing else. The 'Cats only need you to cheer one game and that's the game they're playing right now. The next one game season doesn't start until it starts; and then one day you'll look up and that one game season will be a BCS bowl game with lots of time to enjoy it. Whoops! We can all see how easy it is to get ahead of ourselves because I just did. With that being said I will see you Saturday, at Paul Brown Stadium for one game and one game only.
That's the way I see it sitting in The Box Seat