I went to the UAB game this year, haven't been to any others so far. It seems like the crowds have been calm, almost uninterested. What's worse is that the games have been closer than expected (excluding Miami), and you would think that would increase crowd noise/participation. I would have guessed the non-conference games to have an improved atmosphere (compared to previous years) due to Urbans arrival and the students being around for the entire season. Similar topics have been discussed, but I have a couple of questions:
1. Did the students showing up prior to the season minimize their excitement?
2. Is the post season ban causing fans to be less interested?
Just curious to see if people agree about the crowd and their thoughts on the two questions