2015-16 FB Schedule announced; 2018-19 Home & Home with Arkansas

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on November 6th, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Per Michigan Twitter.

2015 vs BYU

2016 vs Hawaii, vs Miami (OH), vs Ball State

2018-19  Home and Home with arkansas


State Street

November 6th, 2012 at 2:06 PM ^

Great from a competitve standpoint but Fayetteville is widely regarded as the least fun (and most inaccessible) city in the SEC.  Sure as hell beats playing Eastern and Western though.


November 6th, 2012 at 2:07 PM ^

But we replaced ND with BYU, Hawaii, Arkansas, and Arkansas?  If so, not bad given the circumstances.


If those aren't replacements for ND, then ignore my commennt and look at this instead: 


November 6th, 2012 at 4:23 PM ^

While there were others I would have liked to have chosen instead, I give credit that it is a program that has had some high-level success, over a fairly long period, and also that it is a home & home against "S-E-C."

Really surprised it is not a more obvious place for alums to gather (e.g., NYC, LA, DC). Fayetteville, and Arkansas in general, is not exactly a destination, nor a place where we get a lot students. Perhaps Wal-mart Wolverines was taken too literally by Brandon? :)




November 6th, 2012 at 2:09 PM ^

I guess Brady Hoke just wants to make a habit of beating his former employers.  First SDSU, now Ball State...

The Arkansas build-up should be fun...in six years.

Sometimes when I look that far into the future, I wonder if things like MGoBlog and Touch the Banner will still be in existence...


November 6th, 2012 at 4:06 PM ^

I noticed that too.  Interestingly enough, he was also a DL coach at Oregon St and Western Michigan.  Already beat Western and San Diego St(granted they were on the schedule before he was hired) and now have Oregon St and Ball St on the schedule

Look out Toledo and Grand Valley St, Hoke is coming for you next!  

Picktown GoBlue

November 6th, 2012 at 2:10 PM ^

Was following a truck with 2 Razorback decals on the way to work today....may have driven over the other roadkill, though.

5-Year Program FEI (2007-2001) rankings (Michigan is #33):

47 BYU

89 Hawaii

98 Miami (NTM)

88 Ball State

16 Arkansas


Speaking of Ball State, Dave Letterman still owes me a shiny nickel.


November 6th, 2012 at 2:12 PM ^

The top 3 games for that year are:

1) MSU

2) Iowa?

3) Northwestern or maybe Colorado? (if the Buffs somehow get back to respectability, instead of their current run of epic terribleness).

The leftovers are Hawaii, Miami (OH), Ball State and Illinois. Oof.

Regardless of ranking, that will definitely be another StubHub/scalping year.

turd ferguson

November 6th, 2012 at 4:13 PM ^

Fortunately, Michigan's 2013 recruiting class was essentially set before the 2012 season started. Will that be the case again in 2016? Maybe, but it's always nice to have premier games. Also, we'll never know, but this year's weak schedule could hurt the 2014 class.

For what it's worth, I think you're undervaluing these games. First, a kid who's on the fence about whether or not to visit from afar is much more likely to be convinced by a Michigan-OSU game than a Michigan-Minnesota game. Second, I have a hard time believing that kids aren't really influenced by their game day experiences at Michigan. They're football players who want to know what it'll be like to play football at these schools. Atmospheres like UTL and last year's Mich-OSU can go a long way in shaping impressions.


November 6th, 2012 at 3:27 PM ^

For the life of me, I don't understand why we can't work with B1G , OSU, and UNL to break up the let's play 2 of the historical top 10 teams on the road thing to once a year, every other year.  I guess it would require either us or one of those schools playing us to have 2 road games in sequential years, but I think I'd be fine with that to even things out in the long run.

Tangential to that thought.... the B1G schedule in 2016 is especially brutal.


November 6th, 2012 at 2:18 PM ^

Per fbschedules.com: (FWIW not posted there yet)

The 2015 BYU game will be 9/12/15, the week Notre Dame vacated, and will be the home opener. @Utah is the week before, and Oregon State and UNLV fill out the non-con.

EDIT: According to the mgoblue.com release, the games were moved around so it's now OSUntosu-UNLV-BYU.

2016 already has a game scheduled in Week 3 against Colorado. 

OT but interesting: Nebraska and Oklahoma have agreed to resume their rivalry in 2021-22. Good for them.



November 6th, 2012 at 2:22 PM ^

I thought there was talk about BYU going to the new-look Big East, but apparently they decided to stay independent. Maybe Brandon agreed to a return trip in the future, but didn't announce it with this? We already go to Utah in 2015, I can't imagine going out there again too soon.


November 6th, 2012 at 2:53 PM ^

Good info, but your twitter account appears to be quite bigoted.


edit: Looks like you deleted most of them, but I print-screened, so don't worry.


November 6th, 2012 at 2:26 PM ^

Im still looking for a better opponent.. hoke, mattison, and Borges will have their players they recruited. I in the nation think mattison will have the best defense with his abality to coach players up. Jon gruden is going to say, "they play like Michigan!"

Perkis-Size Me

November 6th, 2012 at 2:28 PM ^

arkansas is a solid pick up and i think byu will be too, but i'm left rather unimpressed on the whole. miami (ntm)? ball state? in terms of beefing up our respective schedules, ohio is kicking our ass.


November 6th, 2012 at 2:39 PM ^


Ohio State Future Non-Conference Opponents - 2012+
2012 2013
2014 2015
2016 2017
2018 2019
2020 2021
2022 2023


Perkis-Size Me

November 6th, 2012 at 4:03 PM ^

yeah i'd absolutely say that they are. adding arkansas is solid as is byu, but ohio is adding oregon, texas, oklahoma, virginia tech, tcu, etc. meanwhile, we counter that by adding ball state and miami (oh).

granted, there is no telling where these teams will be 8-9 years down the road, but i absolutely believe ohio has a tougher upcoming non-con schedule, judging by what we know right now.


November 6th, 2012 at 2:30 PM ^

I wish I could order my season tickets for 2015 already. Morris should be hitting his stride. Great competition and a good team (hopefully). I moght not be renewing those for 2016. terrible rotation. 


Nice to see a SEC home and home.


November 6th, 2012 at 2:31 PM ^

These are probably good schedules considering all the upheavel in the college football world lately.  Brandon was probably limited in his choices for the mid teen years.  We will probably see a more coordinated schedule as we look into the late teens early twentys.


November 6th, 2012 at 2:33 PM ^

The Arkansas addition is probably a pretty good one - I have to assume they will be out from under the JLS Malaise by then as it is an interim situation and back to their competitive selves. As for the complete schedules published to date, the addition of BYU to the 2015 OOC schedule (now, Utah, Oregon St., UNLV and BYU) makes that one perhaps the most compelling in the 2013-2016 period. In contrast, next year, the OOC schedule is Central Michigan, Notre Dame, Akron and Connecticuit.


November 6th, 2012 at 2:35 PM ^

Not impressed at all.  Especially after hearing about the OSU - Oregon home and home coming up.  Arkansas - Really?  Come on.  No one wants to go there for a game, let alone a weekend.  You really couldn't get anyone good - Clemson?  FSU? Heck, I would rather play UCONN.  Give me something we want! That 2016 slate looks like absolute garbage.  I realize ND really screwed us over (which was obviously a move for them to get a good team off their schedule so they can actually compete for national titles), but I hoped for better.