In (one of) Mark Snyder's Freep stories today, he paraphrases Rodriguez on the 2010 opener:
"The coach expanded a bit on the game to be added for next season's opener, saying it may not be returned by Michigan for a couple of years, one of the criteria of making it work. He also ruled out playing a Pac-10 school, saying U-M doesn't need to do that. That leaves Virginia and Pittsburgh as primary BCS school candidates with an open date early next year."
Interesting. I still don't see why it couldn't be another BCS team that moves around some of its OOC games, as we have done in the past. Not that there's anything wrong with Pitt or Virginia.