Super Bowl XLIX: WCU perspective

With Super Bowl 49 right on our heels, several WCU football personnel gave some insight on the big game.

Professional football’s most coveted award will be fought over on Sunday, Feb.1 in Glendale, Arizona at 6:30 pm. The two teams going after the title are the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks and the Patriots dynasty.

The Patriots will be fresh off of their win against the Indianapolis Colts where the team was found guilty of having under-inflated footballs. The issue has been covered by the media extensively on whether or not the Patriots will be penalized.  But with game time being so close, it doesn’t look like any penalty will be put in action.

Along with that, the Seahawks star running back Marshawn Lynch continues to stay in the news with his unorthodox interviewing style.

These two teams definitely have the personality, but which one will leave Arizona with the Lombardi trophy?

WCJ talked with a couple members of the WCU football team, who are just coming off one of their best seasons in years to get their predictions.

Dan Gibson, the director of football operations at Western Carolina, played a pivotal role in the success of the Catamounts this past season. He is going with Seahawks as stated in a text message.

” I think the Seahawks will win. They are riding a lot of momentum and their defense matches up really well. I think the Patriots have had a lot of distractions to deal with, and that’s never good when trying to prepare.”

Leading a team to success after previous years of disappointment is a great position to be in. Catamount quarterback Troy Mitchell has had the honor of doing that for the WCU football team. Being a quarterback, Troy is looking forward to the quarterback matchup between Tom Brady and Russell Wilson. He stated who he thought would win in a text message.

“I take the Seahawks because I am a Russell Wilson  fan and the Seattle defense is tough to beat.”

Regardless of who wins, this should be a very exciting Super Bowl. One thing is for sure and that is no one wants it to be a repeat of last year’s Super Bowl.