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I'm not sayin UWs was any better. I actually think If the B1G sticks to the no FCS schools, you will see B1G schedules loaded with MAC teams. Maybe 1 marquee game a year. 2 in a good year. Mostly because it will be hard to find willing participants in other BCS conferences to schedule home and homes with
I realize its a bit of a crapshoot. You schedule 5 yrs out and then a team tanks. Can't control that
I'm cool with this. 9 SEC games + Clemson every year. 5 home and 5 away. Then fill with 2 CUSA/Sun Belt/AAC teams. FCS opponents shouldn't count towards bowl eligibility.
Don't discount Riley, he's a very good coach. That's what happens when you play a nine game schedule, take on traditional powers year in and year out while never in the history of your program play an fcs school. Not to mention only having 1 biweek, unlike some schools. You never win all conference games, just like Bama dropped the ball on an off the board underdog in TAMU. It happens. Except last year, name the last time a team from another conference beat USC in the regular season. Exactly, and that's without the fcs.
Fight on, family.
Yeah, the Bama series got delayed a few years IIRC, but I'm glad it happened.
I'm ticked that UVa got out of playing at PSU so easily, but apparently they canceled to replace us with Oregon, which is totally understandable at this point in time with our sanctions and sex appeal ATM.
I'm hoping one or both of Miami and VaTech work out. It's boring watching us play mid majors.
Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain't come to play SCHOOL, classes are POINTLESS
Good for you
Standing on a hill in my mountain of dreams,
telling myself it's not as hard as it seems - Led Zeppelin
How many games do you guys play again? Did you ever play nine games? Do you have a reply for anything else I've said, or did you only pick out the one thing you could sorta take a shot at? Figures.
You may be right on the 8 or 9 game schedule, but SC always has ND on the schedule and will most of the time have at least one other top level team OOC. Now they have the 9 game conference plus ND every year.
Tommy, Rebel, and our newest rescue Harley!
Pretty sure USC has never lost to a school named la Monroe either...at home nonetheless.
Technically, Bammy is 0-2 vs la Monroe.
I'm for 9 conference games and 1 good OOC game (not including an OCC rival if you have one) and ZERO games against DII teams
Yeah bammy sucks
Cycling through quicker sounds nice but there is a major reason we do not= permanent cross division "rivals". We have divisions and play EVERY team in the division. Just because Bama, UT, and Auburn all have their rival game in conference doesn't mean UGA, Florida and Carolina should be penalized because they are locked into games out of conference and would have less flexibility to balance the schedule or seek variety. If people are so interested in cycling through then lets get rid of these dumb permanent cross division matchups and have more games to rotate through! Not that I think the BiG has a leg up but they just announced that Purdue and Indiana would keep their rivalry and all other teams would cycle.I mean does an annual forced permanent matchup of Arkansas and USC, or Ole Miss vs Vandy mean to the nation? Why not keep the ones that people seem to agree matter Bama vs UT and UGA vs Auburn and let everyone else rotate more. It is really unfair that teams like UF vs LSU (not one of the huge traditional rivalries) have to always play a TOP TEAM from the other division while other rotate into playing LSU much less frequently (Like UGA). That is an unfair schedule advantage that could at least partially be fixed.
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I've gotten the opinion recently that UGA wouldn't care too much if they lost Georgia Tech as a rival. Tech has beaten UGA once in the record books for the past 15 years. UGA seems to like to schedule a tough non conference game every season.
I really don't like 9 conference games. Too...(for lack of a better term) close-minded. I prefer a more open format, rather than keeping everything in-house. I like seeing some variety.
The Youngstown St., Kent St., & Indiana St. of the world agree with you.
You may be right. State law requires Gamecocks and Tigers play so that is not an option for us. And for us that is typically at least a top 25 contest. We have faced other teams like UNC, NC State, UCF (was Top 25 last year I believe) so we have typically stuck with the Ten good game approach that Saban speaks of. I have no problem with that....it is the fact that we may have very little flexibility. Fact is if Texas A&M is our permanent opponent as is planned and Clemson is our annual opponent our road to the national title will be tougher than A WHOLE BUNCH of teams EVERY YEAR. There has got to be a better way to balance schedules. MSU, UK, Vandy, Ole Miss, etc NEVER have one of the top two in the division as permanent opponent. How is that fair. LSU and UF always (with rare exception ) have a top 2 in division opponent. How is that fair? Answer it is not. Most years UGA has a easier path to division title than UF and USC. I have seen the math over the last ten years. There is an average difference in W/L of opponents of like -3.5 wins (going off memory). People say that with the rotating cross division opponents that it averages out but it really does not.
Actually not true. Someone proposed it last year, but it was shot down.
Hey each man's variety is another man's piss poor OOC scheduling.
PSU played two of those teams in the same season...2010, I believe.
The same year we played in Tuscaloosa. Yep.
I'm sure you have a point buried in there somewhere. "We played in Tuscaloosa,so we need to play 2 D-1AA schools at home?" That's your defense? lol
FCS schools aren't a necessity, and I never said they were.
You mentioned the 2010 OOC schedule and failed to mention we played the best team in the country that year, so I pointed it out to you.
I applaud the foresight of your scheduler? When was that game scheduled?
Thanks, it takes talent.
No idea, you should google it.
No need to...I've already proven my point. I'll go out on a limb and say it wasn't the same year or even the year before. lol
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