Well. This is HUGELY informative!
EDIT: Thanks for the additional information.
Well. This is HUGELY informative!
EDIT: Thanks for the additional information.
Sorry, I usually get it on here quick with a title so double posts don't happen. Then I add info after it's posted.
Great from a competitve standpoint but Fayetteville is widely regarded as the least fun (and most inaccessible) city in the SEC. Sure as hell beats playing Eastern and Western though.
aww I wanted Georgia
Don't you mean TREMENDOUS?
But we replaced ND with BYU, Hawaii, Arkansas, and Arkansas? If so, not bad given the circumstances.
If those aren't replacements for ND, then ignore my commennt and look at this instead:
While there were others I would have liked to have chosen instead, I give credit that it is a program that has had some high-level success, over a fairly long period, and also that it is a home & home against "S-E-C."
Really surprised it is not a more obvious place for alums to gather (e.g., NYC, LA, DC). Fayetteville, and Arkansas in general, is not exactly a destination, nor a place where we get a lot students. Perhaps Wal-mart Wolverines was taken too literally by Brandon? :)
I would not complain about a return trip to Hawaii. Just saying.
Game would most likely start here in the EST at Midnight. Not good. I complai already about 3:30 starts. Midnight?....
It didn't start at midnight. (Or 11...or 10:30...or whatever).
I guess Brady Hoke just wants to make a habit of beating his former employers. First SDSU, now Ball State...
The Arkansas build-up should be fun...in six years.
Sometimes when I look that far into the future, I wonder if things like MGoBlog and Touch the Banner will still be in existence...
and thought the same thing about myself. not that i thought the same thing, but that i wondered if my self would still - you get the picture.
Just at that point they will be wifi implanted into the chips in our brains.
Which is particularly going to be a problem for you when people psychically post about the pics of hot chicks on your site.
Tradition like the banner and fandom like mgoblog last forever
I noticed that too. Interestingly enough, he was also a DL coach at Oregon St and Western Michigan. Already beat Western and San Diego St(granted they were on the schedule before he was hired) and now have Oregon St and Ball St on the schedule
Look out Toledo and Grand Valley St, Hoke is coming for you next!
Was following a truck with 2 Razorback decals on the way to work today....may have driven over the other roadkill, though.
5-Year Program FEI (2007-2001) rankings (Michigan is #33):
98 Miami (NTM)
88 Ball State
Speaking of Ball State, Dave Letterman still owes me a shiny nickel.
The top 3 games for that year are:
3) Northwestern or maybe Colorado? (if the Buffs somehow get back to respectability, instead of their current run of epic terribleness).
The leftovers are Hawaii, Miami (OH), Ball State and Illinois. Oof.
Regardless of ranking, that will definitely be another StubHub/scalping year.
I also don't think this is good for recruiting. High-profile home games are probably the best way to attract elite recruits to visit and convince them to enroll. In terms of recruiting, I'd much rather have those games spread out relatively evenly across years.
Michigan doesn't have any high-profile home games here in 2012, but we still have a top-five recruiting class lined up for 2013...
Most kids don't decide on a destination based on the atmosphere of one game. I think you might be overrating the experience a little bit.
Fortunately, Michigan's 2013 recruiting class was essentially set before the 2012 season started. Will that be the case again in 2016? Maybe, but it's always nice to have premier games. Also, we'll never know, but this year's weak schedule could hurt the 2014 class.
For what it's worth, I think you're undervaluing these games. First, a kid who's on the fence about whether or not to visit from afar is much more likely to be convinced by a Michigan-OSU game than a Michigan-Minnesota game. Second, I have a hard time believing that kids aren't really influenced by their game day experiences at Michigan. They're football players who want to know what it'll be like to play football at these schools. Atmospheres like UTL and last year's Mich-OSU can go a long way in shaping impressions.
2016 sure does seem like a terrible home slate unless Colorado turns into something decent by then.
For the life of me, I don't understand why we can't work with B1G , OSU, and UNL to break up the let's play 2 of the historical top 10 teams on the road thing to once a year, every other year. I guess it would require either us or one of those schools playing us to have 2 road games in sequential years, but I think I'd be fine with that to even things out in the long run.
Tangential to that thought.... the B1G schedule in 2016 is especially brutal.
Per fbschedules.com: (FWIW not posted there yet)
The 2015 BYU game will be 9/12/15, the week Notre Dame vacated, and will be the home opener. @Utah is the week before, and Oregon State and UNLV fill out the non-con.
EDIT: According to the mgoblue.com release, the games were moved around so it's now OSUntosu-UNLV-BYU.
2016 already has a game scheduled in Week 3 against Colorado.
OT but interesting: Nebraska and Oklahoma have agreed to resume their rivalry in 2021-22. Good for them.
Is BYU gonna end up a Home and Home? They're a pretty big deal these days. I have a tough time seeing them sign a one-off deal.
Yeah, those people from BYU don't like to settle for just one...
they REALLY like brunette'S!
I thought there was talk about BYU going to the new-look Big East, but apparently they decided to stay independent. Maybe Brandon agreed to a return trip in the future, but didn't announce it with this? We already go to Utah in 2015, I can't imagine going out there again too soon.
Good info, but your twitter account appears to be quite bigoted.
edit: Looks like you deleted most of them, but I print-screened, so don't worry.
Im still looking for a better opponent.. hoke, mattison, and Borges will have their players they recruited. I in the nation think mattison will have the best defense with his abality to coach players up. Jon gruden is going to say, "they play like Michigan!"
Who cares what Jon Bruden says, about anything?
arkansas is a solid pick up and i think byu will be too, but i'm left rather unimpressed on the whole. miami (ntm)? ball state? in terms of beefing up our respective schedules, ohio is kicking our ass.
What team doesn't play a cupcake or two every year? Alabama is a perennial powerhouse, and they're playing Florida Atlantic and Western Carolina this year.
Don't forget Michigan on that list...too soon?
|Ohio State Future Non-Conference Opponents - 2012+|
Can anyone say powderpuff?
That 2013 schedule is horrid.
yeah i'd absolutely say that they are. adding arkansas is solid as is byu, but ohio is adding oregon, texas, oklahoma, virginia tech, tcu, etc. meanwhile, we counter that by adding ball state and miami (oh).
granted, there is no telling where these teams will be 8-9 years down the road, but i absolutely believe ohio has a tougher upcoming non-con schedule, judging by what we know right now.
I wish I could order my season tickets for 2015 already. Morris should be hitting his stride. Great competition and a good team (hopefully). I moght not be renewing those for 2016. terrible rotation.
Nice to see a SEC home and home.
These are probably good schedules considering all the upheavel in the college football world lately. Brandon was probably limited in his choices for the mid teen years. We will probably see a more coordinated schedule as we look into the late teens early twentys.
The Arkansas addition is probably a pretty good one - I have to assume they will be out from under the JLS Malaise by then as it is an interim situation and back to their competitive selves. As for the complete schedules published to date, the addition of BYU to the 2015 OOC schedule (now, Utah, Oregon St., UNLV and BYU) makes that one perhaps the most compelling in the 2013-2016 period. In contrast, next year, the OOC schedule is Central Michigan, Notre Dame, Akron and Connecticuit.
Not impressed at all. Especially after hearing about the OSU - Oregon home and home coming up. Arkansas - Really? Come on. No one wants to go there for a game, let alone a weekend. You really couldn't get anyone good - Clemson? FSU? Heck, I would rather play UCONN. Give me something we want! That 2016 slate looks like absolute garbage. I realize ND really screwed us over (which was obviously a move for them to get a good team off their schedule so they can actually compete for national titles), but I hoped for better.
That about says it all. But you do realize before this year Arkansas would have probably beaten any of those teams you list as you/we wanting to see.
want some cheese with your whine?
It's okay. Was hoping for better but ND put us in a predicament.
*Yawn* Neither BYU nor Arkansas interest me at all, and I actually have family in Arkansas. (Yes, they each have all of their teeth and, no, they do not fly the Rebel flag off their front porch.)
how Arkansas will be in 6-7 years? It could be a pair of top 10 match ups. Conversely Oregon may only be the 4th best team in the pack 12 by then, hell they could be on probation.
I do know one thing that is a lock....
Maybe we get lucky and John L is still the coach! I'm always down for a good mental breakdown !
replacing ND with teams of equal reputation or attractiveness. Oregon State is a decent program right now, but they can't come close to the star power of ND, and Colorado has become a sad joke. Utah? Zzzzzz
I'm fine with Arkansas; I've got family down there so it could be an excuse to go visit them.
According to a Georgia football blog I've just been on, they still have open dates in 2014, 2015, and 2016, but I guess we didn't want any part of them.
UGA didn't want any part of us. I think Arkansas on short notice is pretty solid. Tip my cap to them for agreeing to come north.
Were on the schedule before Notre Dame ended the series, right?
Some Mahon with a nice tempranillo would be great, thanks.
Michigan's current schedule rotation has UM playing Nebraska and Ohio State both at home during the odd number years and on the road in the even numbered years.
The scheduling agreement with Arkansas will even out the relative schedule strength because that game will be in Ann Arbor in 2018 when the UN-L and OSU games are on the road. UM then plays in Fayetteville in 2019 when the Nebraska and Ohio State games being played at Michigan Stadium.
Keep that aspect of this in mind when you're critiquing the decision Brandon made for this home-and-home contest beause evening up the strength of schedule between home and road sites was a problem Michigan had dealing with Notre Dame. Arkansas may have been the best option available and since their AD Jeff Long has ties to Michigan, he may also have been the best person to deal with on getting a ND replacement.
Also of interest is that the two games with Arkansas will be season openers played on Saturdays -- 1 September 2018 in Ann Arbor and 31 August 2019 in Fayetteville. See http://www.arkansasrazorbacks.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=6100&ATCLID...
Given the stature of the two programs, that game will probably be one that is highlighted in the preseason and might also be one that is moved to a prime time viewing slot--"Under the Lights with the Arkansas Razorbacks" could be the 2018 season opener.
Assuming the scheduling rotation holds, the 2018 season will mean Michigan has home games with Arkansas, Michigan State, Northwestern and Iowa and road games at Minnesota, at Nebraska and at Ohio State (and vice versa in 2019). Michigan plays Wisconsin and Illinois in the 2015/6 rotation, so it's likely we'll see some sort of combination of Penn State, Purdue and Indiana in the 2017/8 seasons.