Ken asked the following questions of Tim Riordan of Bull Run. They cover the Buffalo Bulls
1. Buffalo’s coach is in his 4th season, he has less than a 500 record at Buffalo, do you see him progressing?
Tim - If you break it down by year, only year two of his tenure was a dumpster fire. UB was 5-6 in his first year, and 6-6 last year, I think he and his staff have progressed but it’s entirely possible that the better records were seeing are a result of a few really talented players, time will tell.
2. How do you think Eastern’s passing attack will fare against Buffalo’s secondary? It looks like Buffalo’s been pretty stingy this year.
Tim - I’m still not sold on UB’s secondary, the reason they come across as stingy is because everyone is focused on running against us. We’ve played an FCS foe and a Temple team that decided they want to play a three QB committee offense. I think EMU will be a good measuring stick.
3. How does Buffalo fare against a very aggressive defense?
Tim - The Bulls do well against aggressive defenses. They have a solid running game, a QB who can move around to let the play develop, and a receiver likely to get drafted in the first round of this years NFL draft. They also have a very experienced line in front.
4. Your prediction for the game.
Tim - I really can’t get a read on either team after two weeks. I think EMU beating Purdue will help keep UB from overlooking the Eagles and a focused Bulls team manages to defend at home, 27-21.
Thank you Tim for your time.