- Dec 2, 2012
Still waiting on a video showing this.When the Band plays, when the Cheerleaders & Gold Rush Dancers go out on the court, and all the promotions are all scheduled before the game yes.... usually at the Under 16, Under 12, Under 8, Under 4 timeouts... etc.
But you also have to factor when coaches call time outs & such. And you don't think Ryan called the shots on what songs the band played & when? HA!
I used to sit in the Rowdy section for my years as a student at VCU.... and whenever we forced the other team to call a timeout.... if it was the Peppas turn to play... He most certainly picked a song to get the crowd pumped..... Where as if we were forced to call a timeout because our opponent went on a big run.... he usually got the peppas to play one of their other songs. Ryan knew when to play certain songs and when not to.
Playing the War song, after our opponent goes on a 10-0 makes absolutely no sense.... cause clearly they do wanna go to war with us if they go on a 10-0 run. And, yet I've heard our current band director play the War song right after a run by our opponent.... again. It makes no sense.
Athletics may tell the Peppas when to play.... but they don't tell them what songs to play. That is determined by the Band Director. The only thing Athletics may say is what songs not to play.... for example "F*** You" by Cee-Lo Green. I'm sure we all remember that situation lol.
So yes... Ryan did call "audibles of sorts" both when we were in the CAA only on TV a couple times of year.... and when we joined the A10 when we were on all the time.