Michigan vs. UConn named among top non-conference matchups next season. More here....
UM vs. UConn among top non-conference games for 2010 football season
I'd imagine Gameday has a chance to be there although they will probably be in ATL for UNC LSU
That Alabama/Penn State game is quite a game too...
Time for the B10 to earn some of its "street cred" back
will be competitive, they seem to be having difficulty finding a QB among other things.
You never know....'Bama has only 1 starter back from their "D". I'm guessing they will still open the season ranked #1, but I would be shocked if their inexperienced defense didn't cost them a game or two this season.
Crazy schedule for the Canes, @OSU, @Pitt, @Clemson in a row? What a brutal way to start the year for the 2nd year in a row (although it put them in the Top 10 at one point last year).
But it takes some balls to play that kind of non-conference schedule. If they manage to win them all, look out!
I'm just glad to see a lot of schools setting up big out of conference games. College football needs to get back to that.
With the current setup, teams are penalized so much for even one regular season loss that it is not to the advantage of a team in the big four conferences (sorry, Big Least and ACC) to schedule more than one semi-tough non-conference game.
The accepted model is to schedule one prestiege non-conference opponent that you should be able to beat if you are any good. All that scheduling multiple tough games accomplishes is to produce too many chances for the upset that keeps you out of the title game.
That is why I favor a playoff with sixteen teams starting on conference championship weekend with the championship game and bowls staying just as they are. The exceptions, of course, are that one or two bowls would have to wait an extra week into December to find out who is playing there, and that the two teams in the title game would have had to play their way in with no room for griping about conference politics.
Like that's ever gonna happen......
I hate the system as it is. A playoff would encourage more competitive regular season games, without screwing up a season completely for the losing team.
Too bad it will be an off year for Penn State, though (at least as far as that B10 v. SEC match is concerned).
I'm surprised to see LSU on there twice. I thought the SEC was sooo tough that teams had to schedule cupcakes for non-conference games.
I figured they'd play UL-Monroe, La. Tech, and a couple of FCS schools.
What a day September 11th will be, a lot of really big games.
I for one hope that this game comes nowhere near to living up to this kind of hype and we go into halftime with a 4 TD lead....it could happen.
A blowout of a pretty decent team would be a nice way to start the season.
I wouldn't dismiss the idea of a blowout. We started last season with a blowout, and although UConn will be better than WMU was, 2010 UM will be better than 2009 UM, maybe by the same margin. I think 31-0 at halftime might be a stretch, but a final that's 3-4 TD's is not out of the question. It's on the wishful side, but certainly plausible.
EDIT: I do think it's strange that UM-UConn is getting more press than UM-ND. Such a good game last year, now it's back in SB, new coach at ND, all that.
we lose that one, everyone heads for the cliff, but if we win, we're on our way. Because of the coaching change at ND as well as some of the guys moving on, I think UCONN will be a better squad than ND anyways.