One would think that as a college quarterback for a mediocre team in a mediocre conference, you would be happy to play in a National Football League venue. Not so fast says Louisville signal caller Hunter Cantwell.
He and his Cardinals play Pitt this weekend at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers. And Pitt, unlike most college teams, gets to play at Heinz Field, home of the Steelers on Sundays.
So, among the things Cantwell is thinking about leading up to a game he’s likely going to lose, is the field conditions. Let’s just roll out the quote:
“It was like playing on a sandlot field,” he said. “Obviously, it’s a great venue. The Steelers play there, their locker rooms are nice, the sidelines are nice. … The only thing that really sticks out was in between the hashes it was dirt all the way down.
“Hopefully it will be a nice grass field to play on, it will be a fast field and we can go and put some points on the board.”
Good to see the guy has his mind right. Sure, a field that’s a little banged up is likely to help Pitt and its running back LeSean McCoy (especially since Pitt can’t throw the ball hardly at all).
But, man, no excuses on the how nice the grass is. Go out and win the game or something. Or lose. Whatever. Just don’t bitch about the field.