MSU will lose.
OT: Michigan State football to play a series with Oregon, starting in 2014
Not just lose. They will get crushed.
No they won't. The spread doesn't work in the big ten. Too gimmicky. Doesn't work in cold weather.
They're playing where and when?
I retract the above statement. MSU will get crushed.
too many painful memories. I'm guessing we play Stanford, with Ohio playing USC but who knows.
I expect that by the time we're playing these games we will be the favorite in just about every regular season game we play. I don't think we'll be talking about having "a chance" to win.
Northwestern is playing a series with Stanford starting from 2015.
I'd guess we get USC and Ohio gets anyone else available.
The Mort Thompson Chevrolet Ineligibowl. What a grand tradition.
I don't see why this would have any effect on who we play in 2017. If anything, I would expect it makes it less likely that MSU and Oregon would get matched up then.
Im going to predict UM vs Cal will be the matchup..similiar colors and Bears vs Wolverines just sounds great
Man, I would love a Wolverine/Bear matchup!
A respectable team that I would expect us to beat. I agree with another post in this thread that said Stanford would foot the bill under that same description, only moreso.
But if we can't get the Cardinal, it's good to get the Bears.
And I agree about the color thing as well!
Arizona / UM, now there's a matchup.
Thanks for clearing that up. I saw a mgo.licio.us post regarding the Stanford-Northwestern series and thought that perhaps these things didn't go here.
If Sparty wears their combat uniforms, this could be visually the worst game ever.
No, I think that would be Oregon-Maryland. Maryland by itself is a visual nightmare.
Maryland vs ND with the shiny gold helmets takes the cake. At least Maryland knows their helmets are hideous, whereas ND actually designed their's to be hip or something.
Sparty is a visual nightmare even if they wear their "normal" jerseys
And which jersey is that, again?
in spartyville. They have a grand tradition of a new look every 2 years
It might cause viewers to have seizures.
Yeah, the matchup between the team that can't play great unless they have special uniforms versus the team that doesn't play at all unless they have special uniforms.
I think I just coined a new adjective.
I hate to say it, but it would be tough to beat the trash tornado game. Both team's jerseys were atrocious.
Hopefully we don't get the shaft and end up playing Washington State, but I'd think they'd put us with USC.
...definitely zero to be gained by playing Wazzu. A win means nothing, a loss is embarrassing, and Leach bends spoons with the power of his mind.
Selfishly, I'd root for a UofM - UCLA series. Back when UCLA was relevant in football, this would even make sense. I think a battle of the public Ivies, us and Berkeley would also be interesting, albeit a little further for me to travel.
Sounds good to me (if their program begins to trend upward.) I have seen two UM - UCLA games, one at the Big House during my student days, then at the Rosebowl during my years in SoCal. I am up for two more! It would be a lot of fun beating USC though.
When the B1G-PAC agreement came out, I anticipated that Michigan and Ohio State would play USC/Oregon. I have to say that it's pretty smart for Northwestern and Michigan State to get a jump on that potential scheduling (which starts in 2017) by already creating a [potential] rivalry. I still think they put Michigan and Ohio State up against the top two schools in the PAC, probably USC and Oregon.
I would imagine Oregon would be on probation with restrictions in 2014
I'll take Washington State.
After watching Mike Leach's offenses for a long time, I want nothing to do with them.
but would you rather play in a 35K seat stadium in the mountains or play an equal irrelevant program that we can get in the big house without a return trip.
I think Arizona would be a pretty intriguing match up, considering the coaching staff out there....
Stick us with ucla please they suck will crush them
Appalachian St.. Why would we want to schedule a reminder (Arizona) to a 3-year nightmare?!
Cool. I'll have more opportunities to root against MSU.
MSU is scheduling some good teams. Boise St, WVU, Bama, and now Oregon. Let's go DB, get some sweet home and homes.
Because of their move to the Big 12.
We've got Bama for 2012 in addition to ND. Those aren't exactly cakewalks or lame schools to play. Out of conference 2013 does look kind of bare with Akron, Connecticut (Michigan is seriously playing at their stadium? I'm so getting tickets for that game), Central Michigan, and of course ND - but one can never get too cocky. A reminder of that is we get Appalachian State again in 2014 along with ND. There's still 2 out of conference game slots availible for 2014. I'm hoping USC and then we'll probably get EMU or another MAC school.
Yeah, but I'd rather have a home-home with Bama than just 1 at Jerryworld. And MSU is playing ND those years too right? So 2 pretty good non-conf. teams?
What about this matchup was so tempting for MSU? Their recruiting is fading away and their talent level is going to take a major hit in the next three years. Oregon is going to run train on them.
"Their talent level is going to take a major hit in the next three years."
I'm not sure this will necessarily be the case. I’m interested to know why you think this is so certain.
he's probably referring to their recruiting classes, based off of what they had been previously.
MSU wants to be nationally relevant. Scheduling an OOC game against a team like Oregon is a good way to make sure all eyes are on you when most teams are playing cupcakes.
Sparty's classes are really fading since they were never really high in the first place. Dantonio seems to be a good player developer although a mediocre recruiter.
Let's hope Sparty doesn't fare any better against Oregon than we did.
On the contrary, the better Sparty does against Oregon, the more national attention.
The more national attention they have , the more national attention we get when we beat them.
Go Sparty! Beat Oregon!
Then lose to us!
gets national attention, we don't need a win over Sparty for that.
This is just a regular home and home series, nothing with the B1G-Pac12 deal. That deal will start in 2017, and the teams/matchups will rotate, so its not like we are matched up with oregon and northwestern is matched up with stanford, its just a coincidence. They are taking WVU's place because WVU opted out after its move to the big 12.
Dantonio better start showing up for Junior days if this is the schedule he wants to play.
& stop interrupting our coaches when they are trying to speak.
He should have taken notes instead.
I think (hope) we'll get matched up against Cal. Our series with Oregon, UCLA, Washington, Utah, and Colorado were fairly recent. We also played USC twice pretty recently (albeit in Rose Bowls). We haven't played Cal since 1980. Also, they will be eager to host a marquee opponent in their new stadium.
All signs point to Cal.
So Sparty agrees to schedule the Ducks when they will likely be affected by sanctions (likely, although I'm not sure NCAA discipline will affect them by then). Hmmm...That was my first thought when I read this.
Eh... I doubt that was a factor.
Just like they scheduled Boise State....once Kellen Moore is gone, of course.
Kind of like how Boise is currently under sanctions this year...
Good for MSU.
say that Michigan States procombats were ugly. I thought they were pretty nasty. What was awful was our road unis that day. It pains me to say this but I liked em. It doesnt matter what uniform you wear as long as Chip Kelly is there though. The recruits they bring in now will account for there games then and to my knowledge they are not going to be getting the quality recruits they have been getting since Brady took over.
Nasty is... good? Thought I was too young for this, but get off my lawn.
Probably very bad for winning football games
Those two games against them sucked. We were such a better team in 2003, but they had the home field advantage big time for that one. Then of course in 2007 we couldn't have picked a worse time to play them...right after, well, you know.
No I do not know. I do not know at all, and you should refrain from inquiring further.
...well...these sorts of moments.
And I sense a lot of these types of moments...
OT: Michigan State football to lose a series with Oregon, starting in 2014
Oooh. Great chance for Dantonio to increase his amazing national recruiting profile.
Bring on USC. With the team we are building I say give us the best to prove we deserve a shot at the title.
Shouldn't Ohio play Oregon? They both cheat.
I want to see Colorado, I don't care if they are terrible, I want to exercise this demon!
I was there and, thanks to you, I have now wasted 17 years of therapy!
Actually, I was thinking the same thing about playing Colorado. We beat them the rest of the series. Knuble and Ward even paraded the Stanely Cup at the Big House during a Colorado game when they were Wings (lol Av fans). However, I would still love to see us pound them a couple of times.
Seriously though, did you have to post a video of the play, much less one that freezes on the momen he makes the catch. I mean, WTF?
I think Fhshockey might be an angry Sparty troll in disguise. That is just plain mean. If anyone does that again they're going to lose their points indefinitely (a sort of life sentence without parol that a convict received for a depraved heart killing).
Demons are in good enough shape already. I'd rather exorcise those bastards.
I was there in 1997 when C Woodson and Co stormed off to a victory. Hail
With or without sanctions for oregon, sparty will get spanked...twice.
This isn't part of the PAC-12 relationship; it's replacing West Virginia who backed out because of their joining the Big-12.
Add me to those rooting for UM-Cal or UM-UCLA. Either would be great, and I'd definitely go to the away portion. And maybe Cal and UCLA will be playing better by the time it happens.
Didn't we use to have a regular matchup between Michigan and whoever the PAC10 brought as their champs? Man, THAT would be COOL!
Detroit free press is reporting that we will play Arizona in a home-and-home in BB...is football next? Will we be facing you know who come 2014? (or 2017?)
The only question I have is whether Oregon will put up 70 against the Spartans in Autzen Stadium. I love it.
I'd love to see UofM play a home and away series against Arizona. Great story lines and it should be an easy win for Michigan. right?
but after the 2nd or 3rd year, Arizona would be a tough opponent to prepare for, at the very least. In fairness to RR, I would bet they'll be fairly competitive after two or three years.