Snow at Heinz Field

PITTSBURGH -- We've got real football weather for this enormous Big East game.

It's 29 degrees in Pittsburgh and a light snow is falling. Should look great on high-def TV, and perhaps make things a bit more difficult in the passing game. But the field, which sometimes can be dicey here, is in great shape and the snow shouldn't accumulate.

I'm happy to be here -- and very glad to be inside.

For Cincinnati, safety Drew Frey (concussion) is expected to play, as is running back Jacob Ramsey (foot).

Representatives from the Sugar, Fiesta and Orange bowls are here, as is the Meineke Car Care Bowl. No Gator Bowl, though, which further proves that the loser of this game is going to Charlotte, at best.

Much more to come.