Non-conference games you'd like to see scheduled?

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on May 20th, 2015 at 8:09 PM

There are a few openings on some of Michigan's future schedules.

Who would you like to see fill out these dates on future schedules?

2018
Date Opponent
9/1 vs Arkansas
9/8 OPEN DATE
9/15 vs SMU
2019
8/31 at Arkansas
9/7 OPEN DATE
9/14 OPEN DATE
2021
9/4 OPEN DATE
9/11 at Virginia Tech
9/18 vs Washington
2022
9/3 OPEN DATE
9/10 vs UCLA
9/17 OPEN DATE
2023
9/2 at UCLA
9/9 OPEN DATE
9/16 OPEN DATE
2024
8/31 vs Texas
9/7 OPEN DATE
9/14 OPEN DATE
2025
8/30 OPEN DATE
9/6 at Oklahoma
9/13 OPEN DATE
2026
9/5 OPEN DATE
9/12 vs Oklahoma
9/19 OPEN DATE
2027
9/4 at Texas
9/11 OPEN DATE
9/18 OPEN DATE

 

I like the idea of having two good non-conference games a year, one on the road and one at home like the 2020 and 2021 seasons have with Virginia Tech and Washington.

Comments

Michigan4Life

May 20th, 2015 at 10:35 PM ^

If Paul Johnson is still the coach, Michigan defense will have a hard time stopping GT's flexbone triple option offense. Not an easy offense to prepare for because it's an unique offense in an era where most school runs spread offense.

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EGD

May 20th, 2015 at 8:20 PM ^

I would mostly be interested in games that have the potential for fun road trips. So: Cal, Stanford, Texas, LSU (or Tulane), and Hawaii would all be good. Also, I live in Seattle so any Pacific Northwest opponent would be most welcome.

jcouz

May 20th, 2015 at 8:25 PM ^

against Georgia, LSU, Florida St, Auburn, Alabama, Florida, USC, and Oregon. I like some of the games that are already scheduled and the addition of a couple from my list would be tremendous.

MGoClimb

May 20th, 2015 at 8:25 PM ^

Stanford. It would have a few good storylines:

Two great academic schools.

Harbaugh vs. his old school (and Shaw).

Pac12 vs. Big 10.

Matchup of the first two Rose Bowl teams.

bmr4242

May 20th, 2015 at 8:28 PM ^

schedule really comes to play I would hope we could get away from scheduling 10 years out and keep it to 4 years out and play traditional powers who aren't down. With HARBAUGH not affraid of competition we could have some sick schedules and rack up some nice W's. I think in the next few years it is going to be difficult to get those traditional powers to agree to a home and home.

2manylincs

May 21st, 2015 at 3:11 AM ^

Scheduling out to 2027 is crazy.
I wouldnt mind 10 conference games, so we actually get to see neb, wis, and mn once in awhile.
Beyond that i wouldnt complain about an in state directional or mil academy at home each year.
Then a traditional power in a home and away.
Ok, tx, fl, al, usc, nd, fsu, lsu, or, aub, mia, in home and away series, scheduled 2 to 4 years out, so we know theyll be good.
Maybe even an acc big ten challenge setup with the pac whatever or the sec where you have a home and away list and schedule based on strength..

2manylincs

May 21st, 2015 at 3:24 AM ^

In fantasy land. Aka ncaa football 2014, the big ten adds tx and ok and puts them in the west.
We then have:
East: mi, msu, osu, psu, rut, md, in, pur
West: tx, ok, neb, wis, mn, ia, il, nw
10 games in conference, one directional or academy at home and a national power scheduled 4 yrs out for a home and home..

Boner Stabone

May 20th, 2015 at 8:30 PM ^

all FBS teams to play only FBS teams for their non-conference slate.  Eliminate these meaningless games against MAC schools or Sun Belt conference teams.

Wolverine Devotee

May 20th, 2015 at 9:02 PM ^

You screwed up big time not joining the B1G.

There are two games on your schedule that anyone who is not an ND fan or a fan of their opponent will care about and that's the Texas and USC games. Maybe Clemson, but that will just to be to see Clemson start Clemsoning all over themselves.

Look at this-

  • 9/5 vs Texas
  • 9/12 at Virginia
  • 9/19 vs Georgia Tech
  • 9/26 vs UMass
  • 10/3 at Clemson
  • 10/10 vs Navy
  • 10/17 vs USC
  • 10/31 at Temple
  • 11/7 at Pitt
  • 11/14 vs Wake Forest
  • 11/21 Boston College (@ Fenway)
  • 11/28 at Stanford

Come home. It's a crime games like Michigan-ND and MSU-ND aren't happening on a yearly basis anymore. That's not even accounting for other games like ND-Nebraska, ND-OSU, ND-Northwestern.

gte896u

May 20th, 2015 at 9:44 PM ^

but not for the reason you might think. WF, UVA, BC, and PITT can be safely considered the ACC welcome wagon. we are the best team on their schedule and they get us as home. At Clemson is tough but they avoided FSU, UL, VT, Duke. They only play against 2 of the best 6 teams in the ACC, even though they probably are the 2 best going in.

phork

May 21st, 2015 at 1:19 AM ^

We tried.  A lot of times.  Some of your people made sure it did not happen.  However, fast forward to this day and age.  Playing in th ACC gets us footprints all over the southeast.  With USC and Stanford always on, we are on the West Coast as well.  But one off games like BC @ Fenway or other venues are awesome as well.

Just an FYI for some of you guys in regards to Navy. (While I'd like to see that game end blocking schemes triple option yadda yadda)  That game will be played to infinity and beyond as a thank you to the Navy for keeping ND afloat during war time.

Throw in some Texas flavour and thats a pretty good go around the country.  Because its all about that 'Crootin.  

I have no doubt that sometime in the future that we'll cross paths again.  However I do have to say playing you guys in a bowl situation makes me salivate. (Detroit, Pinstripe & Orange Bowl)

MaizeJacket

May 21st, 2015 at 2:26 PM ^

Notre Dame is a small private school with deep religous affiliation, just like several other schools in the ACC.  The Big Ten is full of huge liberal arts public schools.  Notre Dame is a research university.  Sure, they played Purdue and Michigan State for a long time, and had an on-and-off affair with Michigan, but let's not pretend like that was a storied rivalry that lasted 100 consecutive years.  ND plays in California once a season for recruiting, and has a much more storied history with Navy, so that's how Stanford, S Cal, and Navy stayed on the schedule.

 

Looking at that schedule, it's not that much different in terms of quality than a plain old Big Ten schedule.

Hill Street Blue

May 25th, 2015 at 1:17 AM ^

ND is really finding their level and fit in the new D1 playoff environment.  With no free pass into the BCS that leverages romantic voters, the opportunities for titles became much dimmer as they seem to field weaker team nowadays.  The chance to play in an lower tier P5 conference, and potentially dominate it, works better for them than playing in the B1G/SEC/PAC and finishing middle of the pack.

LongLiveBo

May 20th, 2015 at 8:32 PM ^

Arizona State for selfish reasons.  Plus, I'm sure Harbaugh still remebers the '87 Rose Bowl and I think the clash of styles would be fun to watch.