Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! I will be taking this day off to enjoy with my family, a very brief respite from the final sprint of the football season.

The Big East blog will be back and better than ever Friday, when both games will be crucial toward clearing up the Big East picture. Louisville plays at USF at 11 a.m. ET; Pitt plays at West Virginia at 7 p.m.

We might have a good idea about the conference race late Friday night. Or things might remain as muddled as ever. Either way, I will be here until the very end. Until Friday, I wish you happy eating.