Play the best teams available. It would help with national exposure and recruiting. I don't see the benefit of whipping on baby seals.
What Would Your Out Of Conference Schedule Be?
I'd like to see all the non-BCS schools dropped out of division 1, and see all scheduling restricted to division 1 only. Then I'd like to see us play a top team, and three middling to bottom-dwelling teams. I'd much rather see us play the Arizonas, Vanderbilts, and Dukes of the world then to watch us play UMASS and directional schools.
My non-conference schedule would be just what it had been for most of the last twenty years: 3 tomato cans and one "tough" game like ND. It wasn't "broken," but somebody with a massive ego decided to leave his mark by "fixing it."
So, the end result is a second-year staff, trying to install the WCO without a WCO QB, having to play an NFL farm team and a rivalry game against Notre Dame while other teams are playing directional teams.
Do not mistake my comments about the WCO. I prefer the spread, but David Brandon wanted Brady Hoke and he wanted to get away from the spread. It certainly isn't the fault of Hoke or Borges that they are doing exactly what they were hired to do, and they deserve any Michigan fan's full support.
Also, as much as I would like a hybrid, it makes no sense for Borges to do anything but install his own offense. I'll use the same argument I did for RR: you are going to lose some games somewhere, so you might as well just install your own system and let the chips fall where they may. It sucked this weekend, but the Wolverines can still have a great year, and the real benefits will kick in during year four or five.
At least we know that Brady Hoke will get a year four and a year five.
man up or go home