It balances out.
"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
Via Adam Jacobi, nice table from Kilgore Trout:
Crossovers: Nebraska, @ Northwestern, Wisconsin. Yeesh.
Crossovers: @ Wisconsin, Iowa, @ Illinois.
It balances out.
The MSU / OSU pairing represents pure fail on the part of Brandon and he should hear about it every single time he makes an appearance at alumni/ticket holder gatherings. That's the Michigan fan base paying for the realignment. It sucks, and Brandon failed to prevent it.
Our schedule is lopsided and aesthetically unpleasant.
Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Penn State coming to town.
The problem is you have Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Penn State coming to town.
Everyone who likes to plan early can probably make reservations for Nebraska Under the Lights.
@ Wisc, bye, Iowa/@ Ill
Division slate: @ PSU, RUTGERS, @Maryland, BYE, vs MICHIGAN STATE, @ Indiana, vs OHIO STATE
Looks like it was by design to bring value for the 4 home big ten game for odd years vs five home big ten for even years
Wow, 2018 looks brutal with Maryland as the only easy win and MSU and OSU on the road. Hopefully we can run the football by then.
huh? We are going to be ManballAlabamaOfTheNorth by then as the prophecies have told us. The 2018 seasion will be coming off a national championship season (maybe back to back) and all, so sure there will be losses of players but the five consecutive top 5 recroooting classes should take care of it.
Seriously though - it's the big friggin 10. Wiscy, NW, OSU and MSU ... or LSU, Bama, UF, and Georgia? Which is preferable? Look OSU has the same classes we do - they are not making excuses and winning, even if sometimes close. If we are not doing this by 2015-2016 a regime change is once again going to be in order. Worrying about a Big 10 slate should not be causing major angst by that period; if it is, we are just a Big 10 also ran with a big name, along the likes of PSU.
How can we possibly know if any of those teams will be good/bad 5 YEARS from now??
No way to know who is going to be good then.
Hell, Ohio could be hurting from a scandal where their players get free tattoos and make money off their signatures, bowl game memorabilia, and other team gear while their coach tries to cover it up so that they can be full strength going into a BCS Bowl Game. I know that sounds real farfetched but you never know... it could happen.
Of course we don't know, but as it stands now we draw the top 3 teams from the West division (Nebraska, Wisconsin, Northwestern) that year.
9 games for 2018?
Big Ten, Dude. three non-comference games TBD.
Weird to see UM playing Rutgers, Nebraska, Maryland in football. It's like one of those ridiculous non-conference schedules from NCAA football 2004.
I wish Michigan would schedule a September home-home vs. Montana, for a more beautiful change up of scenery.
^This is a great idea
Dang, Shane Morris won't even be around for these years.
Perfect timing for Chip Kelly to arrive and right the ship with Rich Rod as his o-coordinator and because we are so bad ass we wont even employ a d-coordinator at all.
I will reply to my own comment. Defense will be flag football by then.
Pretty good for a Wednesday.
RichRod is busy. But I'm sure Stan Parrish will be available to coach the offense though.
Commence with the collective "Eeeee OMG YES! That's so awesome! And Parrish coached Tom Brady!"
Looking at the 2017 schedule on BTN I see a vs Florida. Nothing on Google is answering me. Cowboys Classic?
I can't find this at all. Do you have a link?
Sorry. At work and only have iPhone app.
I saved it and am sending to Brian.
It has a working link to the Big Ten composite schedule.
I believe we have Cincinnati scheduled for 2017. Florida, not so much.
Penn State has a "vs. LSU" in 2020, I assume it's the same thing, though nothing has been announced.
I'm looking forward to the early season games vs Wisconsin and Illinois. As I live in the Chicago burbs, I'm only about two hours or so from either campus, so it'll be nice to go to a road game early in the year while it's still warm out. I've been to U of I for a game before, but never Camp Randall, so I'm excited. Yes I know we play Wisconsin on the road sooner than 2019 but it is in November and I prefer to watch those games indoors. Same for 2018 at Northwestern, I'll be at that game for sure too.
Words cannot describe how much I hate the fact that not only are we going to be in the same conference as Maryland and Rutgers, but the same division as well.
*FrankMurphy shakes his fist at Jim Delany while mumbling profanities*
*Jim Delany wipes his ass with a $100 bill and throws it at FrankMurphy*
Hundred Dollar bills? I'm sure Delany has asked for larger denominations by now
There are some interesting games in the out years on the Big Ten schedule...
And you decide THIS week is the one to make your return?!? Thanks.
Why would I have posted in 2011 or 2012 when Penn State didn't play Michigan?
But fair point.
So I didn't get a chance to post before the game.
I worked all day Saturday and didn't even start watching the game until about 10 PM. (Thank you, TiVo!)
It probably would have been better to watch it, then go to work, then come back for the end.
For you, anyway.
Delany's just going to throw out these schedules once he brings the Texas and Georgia markets to the BTN with the addition of Rice and Oglethorpe University.