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49 in 49: Big East Week

Posted by Taylor Price on March 19, 2012 – 11:23 AM

Three teams shared the Big East Conference crown in 2011, but it was the West Virginia Mountaineers who represented the conference in a BCS bowl game.

West Virginia did it in great fashion as they defeated the Clemson Tigers soundly in the Discover Orange Bowl by a score of 70-33. However, the conference will seek different representation in the BCS bowl series this upcoming season as the Mountaineers will join the Big-12 Conference in time for the 2012 season.

Things will soon look completely different in the Big East, the latest conference to be featured in our “49 in 49” series.

The conference has added seven schools since December, with Temple being the most recent to join. Temple could take on the schedule of West Virginia, too. However, most of the seven Big East newcomers will join in 2013. Temple, on the other hand, will start conference play in 2012 and will join all sports in 2013.

The 49ers themselves are familiar with Big East players having last selected a player out of the Big East in 2010 when Rutgers tackle Anthony Davis was the team’s choice with the No. 11 overall pick.

Davis has started in all 32 of his career appearances with the 49ers.

In total, the 49ers have four players on its current roster with Big East ties. Besides Davis, All-Pro punter Andy Lee and tight end Nate Byham represent Pitt, while All-Pro kicker David Akers represents Louisville.

Which players from this year’s crop of Big East talent would you like to see in a 49ers uniform next season?

Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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26 Responses to “49 in 49: Big East Week”

  1. By Tchamek on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    we’ve got to draft Devon Stills dt, out of Penn State, he is a total person that will bring more fire to the defense line. His height at 6’5 and weight 305 shows he works hard and maintaind fitness. He will shine

  2. By Matt Smith on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Bruce Irvin!!! go brucccccccccccceeeeeeeeeeeeee

  3. By alex_fn_smith on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    get tebow!!!

  4. By alex_fn_smith on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    harbaugh did a great job working with alex smith,if he could make a quarterback out of him,then he can do it with tebow!!!…besides he’ll remind us of steve young

  5. By alex_fn_smith on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    how great would it be if we went all the way with tebow,it would make peyton and the broncos feel like donkeys

  6. By alex_fn_smith on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply


  7. By Tommy on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Tebow way better! I hope he lands in the Bay.

  8. By Itsuart on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Accelerated Cloning – Joe Montana

  9. By CaseyJay on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Why wouldn’t we trade our whole draft for Andrew Luck…??? Like Saints did for Ricky WIlliams… Colts need a ton… And Luck knows our offense

  10. By CaseyJay on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    That would make 9ers have the New Generation of Peyton Manning

  11. By alex_fn_smith on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    i wouldnt put that past harbaugh either…i have no idea what to expect….its so exciting….thats why you gotta love football folks

  12. By alex_fn_smith on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    ….then again…..maybe kaepernick’s ready…he was a beast in college,if he can translate the way he played in college over to the nfl….hes our guy

  13. By Kyle on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    Kaep will play, and good… Imagine last years offense with a deep threat and someone that could escape the pocket for random 20-30 yard scampers. WHAT? No one will want to play the niners next year! lol.
    Not to mention the designed runs from wildcat that Kaep will have…
    Balke, just get us a guard to fill Snyder’s opening and youve got a superbowl Ring!
    Hint: draft Hill or Fleener…

  14. By rjdniner on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    THE guard ther looking at is shwratz he recovered from hip he played for the panthers or get the kid from standford rated #1 at that position

  15. By Sandi on Mar 19, 2012 | Reply

    What is wrong with you Niner fans??? Throwing Smith under the bus, and wanting Tebow—really?? We finally won a Championship after 10 long years and now you want to change the QB….Moss is old and good for 1 year as long as his MOUTH does not cause problems for the rest of the team. Manning would of never came to the Niners because Harbaugh is a control freak and Manning wants to run the offense his way, which the Broncos are going to do. WOW…..

  16. By rjdniner on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply


  17. By alex_fn_smith on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    im not throwing alex under the bus….i actually want him to come back,id prefer it. he finally started clicking with his offense,he knows the playbook,im just saying if he doesnt come back….which i dont think he will after what baalke did to him,we should grab tebow,thats all im saying

  18. By alex_fn_smith on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    when we first drafted alex i supported him,i supported him for 3 years and everybody called me crazy. i kept saying “give him time,he’ll be good some day” and everybody laughed at me

  19. By alex_fn_smith on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    but then shaun hill got in there and did such a great job, so i said alex just needs time to develop let him stay on the bench and learn ,but he’ll be good in a few years

  20. By alex_fn_smith on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    but then they put alex back out there….and he stunk on ice,then shaun again,then o’sullivan….(remember that era) then alex again,then shaun again,then alex again,and thats when i started getting frustrated

  21. By alex_fn_smith on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    i understand its not alex’s fault it was the coach (singletary) or jed yorks,or whoever made the decision to keep putting an underdeveloped,over paid first round pick quarterback. but now alex is coming around and he has developed into the quarterback that i thought hed be

  22. By alex_fn_smith on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    and i hope he comes back,i really want him back. i never thought i would say it but i miss him already. i say if its not broke dont fix it,and as far as im concerned getting to the nfc championship last year doesnt qualify as being broke….goooooo 9ers!!!!

  23. By rjdniner on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    alex fn smith Please explaine what Baalk did. ?

  24. By Hermie on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah…All Baalke did was offer Alex a 3yr, $24,000,000…Alex should have taken it!! He will not get that from any other team…do you see them beating down the door!! Miami took Garrard over Alex. Alex should sign and be happy he is still in the game!!

  25. By Hermie on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    9er management has been MORE than fair with Alex!! There are probably 28 other teams that would like to have Manning. If you are not an elite QB, you have to get used to those things happening in the NFL and continue to do their best!!

  26. By rjdniner on Mar 20, 2012 | Reply

    HERMIE . I thought there was somthing else that GM did to that person ,i was on borad the Alex ship, when he starting moaning about the situation and his feeling being hurt on the respect thing . ( LOYALTY ) ARE YOU KIDDING ME 7 YRS OF EVERY ONE TELLING ME THAT THE NINERS STINK AND NOW WE ARE SO CLOSE TO GETTING TO THE SUPER BOWL and the pices are being put in place for him , to prove he can be ( that QB ) IF he dosnt so be it, we become a winning and super bowl contender team with out him .

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