Just try to cook up a worse nightmare for Zips football than this: Lose to Temple Saturday, find out your new stadium is delayed Monday.
The university still believes (publicly, at least) that InfoCision Stadium will be open for the 2009 season.
Talking to people in the know, it's would not be a complete surprise if the opening year gets bumped back to 2010. For now, though, 2009 is looking good.
More inside information: One of the outspoken property owners in that area is becoming more receptive to a buyout. As what often occurs in eminent domain procedings, everyone calls their lawyer and gets excited to fight at first. Then, one by one, dissenters start to fall off. I predict Ted Curtis and Co. won't have too much difficulty gathering the remaining parcels.