BlowGoo

March 20th, 2012 at 8:01 PM ^

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!

ST3

March 20th, 2012 at 5:55 PM ^

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.

PM

March 20th, 2012 at 6:24 PM ^

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.

BrownJuggernaut

March 20th, 2012 at 5:55 PM ^

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. 

born1ntheArbor

March 20th, 2012 at 6:30 PM ^

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.

TheOnlyOne

March 20th, 2012 at 6:32 PM ^

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.