Originally written on Orange Fizz  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Bud Poliquin wrote about the Carrier Dome’s inherent home field advantages earlier in the week. And he was right. “Mix in that low Dome roof . . . with that flat, dry, carpeted Dome surface built for speed and offense . . . with that collection of 49,000 Dome seats crowding the field in their claustrophobic way . . . with that dead Dome air which makes mere breathing a chore . . . with that Dome noise which can’t drift off anywhere and therefore can make hearing those quarterback audibles so difficult . . . and, well, you’ve got the most unique set of physical circumstances in the country.” The Dome is ripe with potential. The controlled conditions specifically could and should be used by the Orange to create an uptempo attack. It’s the only indoor environment in all of the BCS, so why SU hasn’t historically used that to its advantage is anybody’s guess. Back in the ’80s and ’90s, the Dome was the Loud House, a brutally chaotic place to play. The turf was fast, the noise was loud, t...
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