things go poorly
Big 10 vs. Pac 12
Wisconsin - Oregon was awesome. USC - Ohio was good the second time, but that was a boring matchup in 08.
Our games with USC, UCLA, Washington, Oregon and Colorado our still fresh in my memory so I'd like to see us against Stanford with the way they have been recruiting lately.
Boy we sure must be bored if we're already looking ahead to 2017.
I'm looking forward to seeing who the two supposed commits we are getting before/during the spring game.
I remember Iowa vs Arizona a few years back that knocked the Hawkeyes to the bottom of the rankings. Playing a game in different weather, at midnight, away and they still almost pulled it off.
are here to stay, and have been for 10 plus years man. Do you not remember Barry Alverez as a good coach with many good teams? I mean they aren't Northwestern where they have 2 good season every 15 years, they are always up there with OSU, and U of M. I think it is the Big 3 little 9 more so than Big 2 little 10 IMO.
No Nebraska because, obviously. Ohio vacated those wins, but I counted them. If you want to subtract twelve be my guest, but I included them.
I guess it is a wait and see thing with how Mora does at UCLA. There is enough talent in CA for them to recruit really well.
Even under Dorrell and Neuheisel UCLA recruited pretty well. Up until just a couple years ago they consistently finished #2 or #3the in the Pac.
I really think it would be cool to see UM vs. Stanford. And another game against USC would be nice, also.
Have the Trojans ever played in Ann Arbor? It would be sweet to have a home game against them. Even a legitimate neutral field matchup would be a nice change of pace from allways playing in their backyard.
Incidentally, just to add to the OP's list, the Minnesota Gophers and USC just completed a home and home series. Surprisingly, the Gophers nearly pulled off the upset last year in LA.
USC in the Big House? That would be SWEET! Especially under the lights.
My brief thought: There is no reason to think we're going back to the "Big 2/Little 10". None. Competitors like MSU and Wisconson, even Nebraska, are going to be a thorn in peoples' sides. They might not win their divisions every year but they will be good enough to beat a team or two that should finish ahead of them. MSU/PSU/Wisconsin/OSU/UM/Nebraska all figure to compete for division titles fairly often, maybe even Iowa. The conference is interesting now.
Wisconsin is up in the air now because of the coaching exodus, so we have to wait and see how they rebound. Nebraska *should* recruit will. Penn State IS recruiting well and should be back on their feet in the next couple of seasons. MSU, like it or not, has depth now. Particularly on defense. Their "gains" from the RR era have been the luxury of redshirting players and building quality depth. Those three star players start to creep up on solid ballplaying ability when they have 2-3 years of watching and learning before they are plugged in.
...has a home and home with Washington State in 2014. I bet that sounded like a pretty good idea last year.