A classic Big 10 / Pac 12 showdown at The Horseshoe in 2011: Colorado @ Ohio State
Colorado @ Ohio St. 2011
Odds on him coaching this game?
That 1.4 million will pay down the debt Colorado takes on to fire him.
75%? I really think in most circumstances he would have been fired, but I heard they just can't afford his buyout right now, which is also interesting considering I heard that well before the buyout Colorado had to pay the Big 12 to break out and join the Pac 10.
will be able to buy him out. Maybe a big booster/alum will pony up the dough after this sure to be terrible Buffs team.
Kudos to both teams for scheduling a BCS non-conference opponent.
Hes a dead man walking in Boulder.
Figures! The Buffs need all the cash they can get to finance the Big 12 buyout.
Dear God, the Buffs are going to get slaughtered.
How about Mike Leach coaching the Buffaloes next year in the Shoe. He can talk about "Fat little girlfreinds making the trip to the Shoe"
What a way to challenge yourself their, that game will be over at the half.
I'll gladly take a PAC-10 team on our non-conference schedule, thank you very much.
Is San Diego St. in the Pac 14 yet?
I agree. Ohio State should really look into scheduling somebody with a pulse, like Oklahoma, USC, Texas, Tennessee, Miami (YTM), Virginia Tech, or California. Or UCONN, whichever.
Hey you, Buckeye.
Stop using facts goddamit.
This is OSU's 2nd game next year. They play @Miami next year. So play Colorado a former Big 12 power on a downturn or Bowling Green or whatever chum hits the turf. This is a good game for OSU...decent amount of name recognition against a down program the exact opposite of UConn a team with no national cache and they are actually pretty good.
We hate OSU but their scheduling has been admirable. 1 high profile home and home against the best of the best, usually a middling game like Navy or NC state that is at least watchable and then 2 shit cans. That's better than 80-90% of the teams....I'd say Florida St and most of the Pac 10 do a better job at scheduling and that's it.
The ND series has stymied UM's schedule a little bit over the last 5 or 6 years, but we used to do 1 high profile home and home plus ND, but money has ruined that for the most part.
you guys really need to stop using ND as excuse for why your OOC schedule sucks
Go eat some Lucky Charms.
Then we can stop complaining.
11 days and counting, or maybe its 375, but who's really counting?
You are, you, and ESPN.
blaming you when it stops being your fault
Hey, UM also scheduled Washington back in 2003. Thy had a pulse, right?
But yeah, OSU is kicking UM's butt (and pretty much everybody else nationally) when it comes to scheduling big OOC games. I will say with respect to Miami (YTM), that game may be trading higher because of the names involved and not as much the actual quality of the team.
UM has scheduled good home and homes with teams throughout the past 10-15 years on top of playing ND every year. There were series against Washington, Oregon, UCLA and Colorado. We also played lower level BCS teams like Vandy. I don't like the proliferation of MAC-rifices and Baby Seal U's either, but I wouldn't say OSU is kicking our butt in the scheduling dept. I think we are in the top 25% of teams when it comes to competitive OOC schedules.
Actually, I think UM is doing OK (not great...) in scheduling OOC games. I would be really interested (but not interested enough to do it myself) in seeing a moving average of team OOC opponent records over the past decade. OSU wouldn't be the top (that's probably USC), but they would be pretty high up there (top 25 ish, best guess). I would put UM somewhere around 25, just hazarding a guess.
Look, OSU has done a good job of scheduling home-and-homes with top teams (USC, Texas, and Miami), but outside of those 6 games, they've played a whole lot of nobody OOC, and never in the last 10 years have they played 2 even decent OOC teams in the same season. Their one tough game may be as good as any other OOC opponent, but they never had another OOC game that was even worth watching.
UM is not the top team in the country when it comes to OOC scheduling, but they've had ND on the schedule every year, and many years they've seen teams like Washington (when they were good), Oregon, and Utah on top of that.
I'd agree, the annual battle for Ohio doesn't do too much for OSU. I wonder if their (and other Big 10 schools) strategy will change once there are nine conference games. Home and home series don't pay as well as body bag games.
Yeah, OSU has done a great job of scheduling a marquee game each season. It's my only beef with the Notre Dame series, most schools only want one game high-level OOC game per season and that's Michigan's, whether or not ND sucks.
we Kordell those pricks.
OSU is setting up the national title run of all national title runs. Should be no question that they could be in the MNC with 1-2 losses. That's 2 BCS teams in Colorado and Miami (Toledo and Akron also on the docket).
with SOS than say Michigan travelling to Toledo to play them.
The Colorado game is in Columbus. The Miami (YTM) game is on the road.
this is great news. Bye Dan. It hasn't been that great knowin ya.
I wish we had payed UCONN 1.4 million to be done with it and not have to travel to New England for the 2nd game. I would be great to see our home and home games in future be against some big time schools.
What is your native language?
but if he was an all-american type player Michigan wouldn't have had to notice. He would have made Michigan notice. He didn't.
A classic battle? Sure. If it were 1995. But these days? Not so much.
I don't know, OSU could potentially lose a lot from the 2010 squad. I'm sure that make the score more like 56-12
Point taken, but I'm pretty sure we would all be pleased if UM scheduled CO for a home non conference game
Colorado is a fossil of a program. Only when they were led by former UM assistant Bill McCartney were they a national power. I'm not sure they'll ever recapture that brief glory.
Classic? Yea... Colorado hasn't been relevant since Barnett decided to poke fun at a female kicker he accepted onto the team.
As a CU alum, in lieu of not making bowl games with any regularity I look forward to the almost annual upsets (Oklahoma, Kansas, WVU) the Buffs have been pulling off. As a UM alum, I hope this is one of them.
Why don't they just play Cincinnati?