For those who get it on ESPN2 at 8 tonight and who have nothing better to do on a Saturday evening, this game is of some interest to Michigan in that it features our next opponent. A win by UCONN, and possibly a bowl win, raises their stature going into next year. As things stand now they look credible but this will help make them even more so and increase national interest for our game.
I noticed in several places that Randy Edsall is at least being discussed as a candidate for the ND job. Losing Edsall would be bad for the Huskies. UCONN does not recruit the highest level of talent but they are very well coached and seem to have 3-4 stars emerge every year.
Michigan should have superior talent next September but UCONN is not likely to fold or give a game away. Use tonight's game to get into thinking about next season.
Decent MDaily article today talks about 2 different things: the first being the complete lack of compelling football games scheduled to be played in the LA Coliseum this season. USC's 4 most compelling/interesting matchups take place on the road, with the best home matchup probably being the intercity matchup with UCLA. My money is on them having at least one of their annual trip-ups at home anyway.
ALSO: Of more interest to all of us is the list provided of all 1A/FBS teams yet to have filled their schedule for opening weekend 2010, Saturday 9/4. Though a disclaimer states that some of the teams listed have already entered into tentative agreements for games, assuming that any of these teams would be available, who would you choose from the list for the "new" BH opener? The best potential matchups for me (no matter how unlikely) are FSU, OK State, UVA and of course WVU. Anyone?
Boise State has supposedly inked a deal with Virginia Tech to play the Hokies on September 4 next year.
Kind of a bummer. I had my hopes up for this one. I hope that we will still get a big name for the opener. Next year's home schedule is in serious need of a great home game other than Michigan State. The other two out-of-conference home games are Bowling Green and UMass.
U-M: Game vs. UMass would not be opener — Detroit News — Angelique Chengelis dispels the rumors that Michigan will schedule UMass for the opening game of 2010. UMass is still a prospective opponent, but according to assistant AD for football Scott Draper, Michigan is trying to do “something special” for that day. Sorry UMass: you’re not special.
Its from a blog. But, I don't see us picking up a team like Oklahoma, USC, Florida or something crazy.
Is it possible to move up Michigan State for the opener? Or any big ten team. Any rumours who it might be?