KALAMAZOO, MICH. - College football fans in 'The Mitten' have been spoiled through the first three weeks of the season, as Michigan, Michigan State, Central Michigan and Western Michigan all remain undefeated.
Western Michigan head coach P.J. Fleck is aware of the buzz surrounding the state's Big Ten Conference schools, and encouraged Wolverine and Spartan fans alike to make the trip down I-94 to Kalamazoo on Saturday night for the Broncos game against unbeaten Georgia Southern.
"Go to Ann Arbor and East Lansing in the daytime, get your daytime fix, then come to us at night," Fleck said during Tuesday's press luncheon. "You can get a doubleheader, it will be perfect. All those people that go over there, just drive to Kalamazoo. Even if you’re not a fan of Western Michigan, come over and watch another football game… Whether you are a Wolverine or a Sparty, that’s fine. You can all be Broncos, we will take you."
WMU (3-0) is off to its best start since 1994, when the team began the season 5-0. The Broncos are coming off a 34-10 win at Illinois - their second victory over a Big Ten Conference opponent this season.
"We have A.D.S. syndrome - we ain’t done squat. Period," Fleck said. "But, this is what we said we wanted here and this is what you said you wanted in Kalamazoo… We’re starting to win, not only that, we’re starting to win on a national stage."
WMU senior offensive tackle Taylor Moton said the key for the Broncos against the Eagles (3-0) is finding the right balance between being confident while staying humble.
"The team that can have the better balance of that will end up being the better team that day," Moton said. "That’s where we’re at - we’re very confident, but at the same time we know that if we don’t bring our A game, anybody can beat us in a week. That’s the same with Georgia Southern this week."
Battle Creek Enquirer