Looks like the Ducks will be taking at least one L in 2018 and I ain’t talking about Portland State either.
09/01 – Bowling Green
09/08 – Portland State
09/15 – San Jose State
If this OOC schedule belonged to an SEC school we would see 25 negative post. Spread the hate SEC haters.
By the way Jinzo, Oregon will be taking an L in 2019 too and I’m not talking Nevada or Montana either.
You just don’t get it, do you? The SEC plays 8 conference games. The Pac 12 plays 9 conference games. Also, Oregon will be playing 5 away games.
That said, yes, this is one of the weakest OOC schedules in the Pac 12 for 2018. Still, they play 9 power 5 teams, which is the exact same as every other SEC team.
It’s you and the rest of the SEC haters who don’t get it, Maverick.
All Power 5 programs are NOT the same. The whole argument that somehow playing 9 conference games matters when that ninth game is against teams like Colorado and Washington State.
Quit treating every team as the exact same, just because they are called a Power 5 team. It’s just not the case.
By your standards, Kansas is better than Houston just because they are in a Power 5 conference and Houston isn’t. That’s about the dumbest argument I have ever heard of. You have to look at the teams individually, not at whether or not they are a Power 5 team and just assume they are better.
Not that I would ever expect you to understand that. I guess some of you just need things to be simple….
If you knew anything about Oregon’s 2018 schedule, you would know this is happening because Texas A&M backed out of a home in home in 2018-2019. Just as Georgia backed out of a 2015-2016 home and home. S-E-C! S-E-C! S-E-C!
Georgia game was scheduled for 2015/16, had nothing to do with 2018. K-State also cancelled with the Oregon as well in 2011/12.
I really liked our series against Auburn….nice fans and setting. Wish we had shown up the first game but we gave your Tigers all you wanted and more last year!!
Oregon-Auburn will be a hell of a game!
The Oregon and Georgia cancelation was mutual. Georgia didn’t ‘back out.’ They mutually agreed to not play the games.
Ohio State did cancel series’ with Georgia and Tennessee. USC and Tennessee had an agreement that never came to pass. Michigan canceled a series recently with Arkansas. Everybody cancels these games. They set them so far in advance and things change. No harm.
Again, some of you only see the world in black and white. Learn to think a little.
THE SEC IS NOT THAT GOOD, JOE. You play Vanderbilt and the SEC East. You also don’t travel. Everyone of you plays an FCS game. And your bowl games are right next to your house.
Now your arguments will be about:
1.) all of the BCS Championships your team has gotten, despite you not mentioning how skewed the BCS polls were. NOTE: Everyone with a rational mind knows USC was by far the best team during the BCS era (and yet they only played in 2 title games because they didn’t play a conference championship game because they were in a 10 team conference)
2.) All of the players the SEC has gotten drafted into the NFL, despite you not mentioning how you have 14 teams in your conference.
3.) How great each team is, despite the SEC has solely been riding the coat tails of Alabama football’s success.
4.) Your 2015 bowl record, I think it was 9-2, despite you not mentioning how most match-ups clearly should not have been matched-up. (If you were to line up where each team in their conference lined up from 1st to 14th in their conference, you would find teams like Northwestern had no business playing Tennessee when:
–LOSSES that matter: Texas A&M should have beaten Louisville, but lost! — Minus 1 point to SEC.
–WINS that don’t matter: Arkansas should have beaten Kansas State, Georgia should have beaten Penn State, Ole Miss should have beaten OK State, Miss State should have beaten NC State, LSU should have beaten Texas Tech. — No points to SEC.
–WINS that do matter: Tennessee-Northwestern was a blow-out for Tenn, Auburn-Memphis was a win by Auburn. — 2 Points to SEC.
–EVEN MATCH-UPS: Florida-Michigan and Alabama-Michigan State were the only correct match-ups, and the Big Ten and SEC split these games with two blow-outs. I’ll call this a wash. — No points to the SEC.
So, in my kind of ridiculous breakdown of last year’s SEC bowl record, I would say you had a net positive rating. I would also say it was in pretty dominant fashion if you watched them. However, I plead for you all to realize how unbalanced these match-ups were as compared to 2014’s bowl match-ups (which were also skewed into having the SEC be outmatched). If you don’t believe me, just compare their records to their opponents before their match-ups. This past year’s bowl match-ups overall, not just in the SEC, were so far from balanced match-ups. I hope we see better match-ups come this winter.
No. The SEC isn’t that good. You’re right.
You can break it down however you choose, the SEC is always going to come out on top. They just do.
This whole nine conference game argument is like arguing that if you go to McDonalds and get a Happy Meal, your fries come with the meal. Where if you go to a steakhouse, they don’t, so obviously McDonalds is better.
It’s just not that simple. Maybe that’s all you can understand, but it just doesn’t work that way, cupcake.
So, enjoy your Happy Meal, sport. Leave the real football discussion to the grown ups.
I have already argued this point in January, I am not going over the bowls & games again. If the SEC wins then there are excuses to why they won,if the SEC loses it comes down to OVERRATED!. Whatever.
You need an education on mathematics and economics. If you had one, you would know that the ESPN Strength of Schedule metric was not a true indicator of Strength of Schedule.
Also, your bowl record last year, while impressive to the naked eye, was very skewed.
Michigan (who finished 3rd in the Big 10 East) dominated Florida (who won the SEC East).
It’s the same exact thing for Alabama (first in the SEC West) crushing MSU (1st in the Big Ten East).
Your impressive wins were Alabama, Tennessee beating Northwestern, and Ole Miss beating Oklahoma State. Outside of that, all the other games you absolutely should have won. 100%.
So you basically you are saying the SEC had a “was very skewed” bowl record based on ESPN SOS? You picked out three SEC teams that smashed their competition, the other SEC teams won except for two. Florida had it rough the last three games with FSU, Bama & by the time they met up with Michigan, they were done! SEC went 9-2 bowls, that’s all I need to know minus the “mathematics and economics” of it all. You are saying the SEC only had three impressive wins in their bowl games, why should that even matter? I don’t really think the bowl system is designed to pick out SEC teams to, as you would say “Outside of that, all the other games you absolutely should have won. 100%.”
If that was the case then why even play bowl games if the SEC is automatically going to win or should win them 100%?
All I know is you bashed the SEC two years ago for going 7-5 in bowls & you let us all know about it all year long with your SEC IS OVERRATED rants, then the SEC goes 9-2 & you have made nothing but excuses to why they won their games. I understand you say that you are not hating on the SEC but all you do is complain about 9-game conference, OOC schedules, excuses to why the SEC goes 9-2 their bowls then bash the SEC when they go 7-5 & say how OVERRATED they are. All conferences are not created equal & I know for a fact the committee sees the games & knows who is playing who. Let them do their job, it is not up to you. The ACC & SEC are doing just fine & no it has nothing to do with only playing 8-conference games, its because Clemson & Bama were the best teams last year just like they will be the best teams this year. It all evens out in the end.
You’re such a homer. Sad!
So, when Oklahoma beats Iowa State, it should help Oklahoma because they are a Power 5 team. But when the SEC beats a Power 5 team, they should have beat them so it doesn’t count.
What a great argument.
It must suck to go through life the way you seem to go through it. So full of anger and hatred and knowing that as long as their is an SEC your team and conference will never be the best.
Of course, being stupid probably helps you out a lot. So, maybe you don’t even realize how foolish you look.
Maverick, u quack. Ole Miss entered the bowl at 9-3… Oklahoma State at 10-2. And bama annihilating Michigan Jr. 38-0 IN THE PLAYOFFS WAS FOR MORE meaningful and more evenly matched than Florida and Michigan. Florida had been complete garbage for the final 3 games before their bowl. Only a complete idiot such as U, would say something as stupid as u did. Btw USC sucks kiddo, lolololololololol 😂😂😂. And you’ll find out how tough the SEC really is when Alabama creams USC on national television.
So, will anyone mock the Oregon 2018 schedule that has a MAC middle-tier, a low end MWC, and a always-strong FCS team? Who in the PAC does Oregon miss in 2018, Kevin?
Actually Bowling Green WON the MAC, and Portland State beat Washington State last year. And SJSU is good once every 6 years (2006, 2012)
I think they miss Colorado and USC in 2017 & 2018.
This is what happens when schools back out of home and home’s. Majority of Power 5 non-conference games are already set and Oregon had to take teams who had openings. Not Oregon’s fault 2 SEC teams have backed out of home and home’s with us. Thanks A&M!
Did you complain with K-State cancelled too?
Only SEC teams cancel games, apparently. Probably doesn’t matter when others do it because other teams play 9 conference games, or because all the bowl games are in the South, or some other nonsense.
Day… I sure did because we were forced to pick up Tennessee Tech. The best part about that K-state back out was they won the Big12 title and had to play Oregon in the Fiesta Bowl the year that they were supposed to come to Autzen! 35-17 Ducks! K-State Karma……
That’s a crappy schedule, it’s not completely our fault (thanks A&M), but it seems like we could have given something to get another P5 on the schedule.
Its been posted on here many times that both Texas A&M and Georgia cancelled series with Oregon. SEC fans too often look at scheduling through rose colored glasses. SEC fans aren’t aware of their own programs cancelling series with other P5 programs?
Mason, Only SEC teams still need a game for 2018 so UO was left without good options. This is partly on the UO AD. Oregon needs to enforce buyout provisions in the contracts they agree to so these kind of cancellation issues would not be an on going affair.
I would have loved to have gotten Arkansas or Ole Miss on the schedule. Vanderbilt not as much, but would have preferred them to Portland St.
Wow San Jose State and Portland State, should be nailbiters!
always one rude $&@! who knows nothing about college football…..right,Jeff?
Day K-State cancelled when Snyder took over as coach again. He wanted an easier schedule for the rebuilding process and play more games at home. But both Texas A&M and Georgia canceled because they went out and got a ‘better deal’ with another program after deciding not wanting to play Autzen. At least Snyder was transparent about it.
Anyone stating that ALL programs cancel games AND at the same time leave other programs in a scheduling bind, is incorrect. Some SEC programs are the biggest offenders.
So whats the difference, rebuilding process or better deal? They were still cancelled, one is no better then the other for Oregon but they were better for Georgia & K-State at the time. Not so much for Oregon, I agree.
For the record, the Georgia/Oregon series was cancelled because of MUTUAL agreement. Oregon wanted out of the series because of the 9-game conferences series.
There was no payout, no penalty, no harm. Both schools agreed not to play the games.
I know that ruins the narrative you want to build, but it’s the truth.
Mason, Oregon was always going to ass a Big Sky/FCS program to the 2018 schedule. The Ducks were just waiting to make an agreement for the other schedule opening. I agree that San Jose State was not the answer many were hoping for. Ark or Ol Miss would have been better. But Oregon scheduling the so-called “neutral” site game in Arlington against Auburn in 2019 eliminated the ability to schedule a home-and-home in back to back years, Oregon AD keeps shooting himself in the foot. But I suggest quit scheduling SEC programs that don’t want to lay in Autzen, period.
Joe, It doesn’t matter what you may have read in the press, Oregon and Georgia cancelling was because Georgia did not want to play in Autzen. Take off the rose colored glasses.
Mason. The 2018 Texas Tech-Ol Miss game in Houston announced today, took those two programs off of Oregon’s 2018 target (to replace the game Texas A&M cancelled). So the question is why Arkansas didn’t want to schedule Oregon in 2018 or beyond, as the Hogs have many openings 2018 and beyond? Suggests Arkansas wants to avoid playing in Autzen. At least Arkansas didn’t schedule a home-and-home with Oregon and then cancel it, as some SEC teams prefer to do it.
Maybe Arkansas is in talks with other opponents perhaps?
Why are you presuming Arkansas didn’t want to play that game? We have no idea if either school even brought it up. As for teams dropping series, we have openings in 2018-19 because Michigan just canceled the series we were going to have with them.
Auburn didn’t want to play Oregon in a home-and-home in 2018-19 which would mean a game at Autzen. So instead the Tigers went the easy route and scheduled the Ducks for a “neutral site” game in Arlington for 2019. So Auburn still needs a P5 opponent for 2018. If the Tigers had gone with a series with Oregon it would have been a win-win situation for everyone. Clearly some SEC programs just din;t want to play AUuzen.
SJS will kick the Duck SHIFT out of your guys! BLAM!
What the heck! What happened to Arkansas. We could have done a home and home with Arkansas since Michigan pulled out to play Notre Dame. The dates matched perfectly. Let me guess they didn’t want to play us!
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The bigger question is what are the Ducks going to do about 2018, after Texas A&M pulled a fast one and cancelled the home-and-home with Oregon, leaving the Ducks in a scheduling bind. This follows Kansas St and Georgia also cancelling series with the Ducks. Good to see Michigan St, Ohio St, Nebraska and Virginia are not afraid of visiting Autzen.
I’m sure Central Michigan would be interested, they already travel to OK State and MSU and have a home game against Kansas. $$$
But in reality Western Michigan should jump on it, they only have 1 OOC game for 2018 announced.
Shep are you trolling or just didn’t look that Oregon already is paying Bowling Green for a guarantee game in 2018?
The Ducks need a P5 replacement for 2018. But the Ducks could go with scheduling BYU or a MWC program needing 2018 games (UCF, San Jose St, Utah St, UNLV, New Mexico) but most are in need of home games. I suspect the Ducks will end up playing Utah State Aggies, if a series with Arkansas cannot be agreed upon.
I’ve lost all respect for the Texas A&M Aggies program for putting Oregon in such a scheduling bind and impacting Oregon’s 2018 strength of schedule.
Auburn, Arkansas, Ol Miss, Vanderbilt and Texas Tech still need a Power 5 OOC opponent in 2018. So maybe the Razorbacks, Rebels or Commodores will be playing the Ducks in 2018? Ducks and Razorbacks both need P5 OOC opponents in 2018 & 2022.
I understand there are people working on trying to get an Auburn v. Oregon rematch for 2018. As an Auburn alum, I’d be glad to see that, even if it means we need to go to Autzen, and have Oregon visit Jordan Hare down the road.
Texas A&M cancelled the 2018 & 2019 games with Oregon. The Ducks have already filled the vacated 2019 slot with a so-called ‘neutral’ game against Auburn in Arlington. The Ducks played LSU in Arlington several years back. (Too bad these programs decline to play a game at Autzen).
Oregon does not want to schedule neutral (road) games in back to back seasons. Rather wants to schedule a home-and home series with a Power 5 program, or BYU. However the Cougars already have six road games scheduled for 2018 and are already scheduled to come to Autzen in 2022 (a game which I suspect will be cancelled when BYU is chosen to join the B12).
So hoping for Oregon-Arkansas home-and-home for 2018 & 2023. If not maybe a series against Central Florida, which would match coach Helfrich against ex-Duck OC Scott Frost. But I don’t think the Ducks or Helfrich want to do that so soon in 2018.
The Ducks need to start holding these higher profile programs, who sign home-and-home agreements, to the cancellation clauses, rather then letting them off the hook for free as Oregon has been doing. Otherwise don’t waste the time scheduling games with SEC programs who refuse to honor their word. Rather Oregon should focus on scheduling B1G and B12 programs who don’t have a history of cancelling. Besides an Oregon-Arkansas series, hoping for future series with Oklahoma, Okla St, Wisconsin, and rematch with TCU.
I luv this comment you made,
“Otherwise don’t waste the time scheduling games with SEC programs who refuse to honor their word. Rather Oregon should focus on scheduling B1G and B12 programs who don’t have a history of cancelling.”
Meanwhile Michigan just cancelled & bought out the series with Arkansas, that is why the Hogz have an opening for 2018, its just not the SEC that cancels games, you see.
K-State also cancelled the series with Oregon, so now you have a BIG & Big-12 team that did not honor their words. All teams & conferences do it, not just the SEC.
Maybe the Ducks are awaiting the result of the Cal game in Australia, and are contemplating scheduling a 2018 game down under? But that would mean “neutral site’ games two seasons in a row, impacting Oregon’s home schedule.
I was wondering about an overseas game. I know the conference voiced some interest in China. Maybe a game there in 2018.
Tennessee, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota also were programs willing to play in Autzen. So kudos to the Vols, Wolverines, Spartans, Buckeyes, Huskers, Badgers, Hawkeyes, Gophers, Cavaliers, Red Raiders, BYU Cougars,
Sooners and Horns, you owe the Ducks a game or two.
Texas A&M Aggie fans, how are those ‘ladies’ clinics faring?
Sooners had quite a memorable game in Autumn. Doubt they’d want to return. At least not with Pac12 refs.
Damn auto correct. Typed Autzen not autumn.
Wasn’t saying all SEC teams don’t honor their contracts, or that all B12 and B1G teams do. I was saying some of the larger programs from those conferences often break agreements and I was expressing appreciation to those who don’t do that very often. The point is Oregon allowed Texas A&M, Kansas St, and Georgia to cancel series at the last moment AND did not enforce the cancellation guarantee. So Oregon ends up scrambling to fill their schedule, resulting in a negative effect on the strength of schedule and to the detriment of of the home schedule negatively impacting the season ticket buyer experience. That is why Oregon ended up scheduling both LSU and Auburn in Arlington, which would not have happened if the Ducks would have enforced the cancellation guarantee as they would have the funds to entice another P5 major to visit Autzen.
So I say to Oregon, just lower the risk of these scheduling fiascos and instead focus scheduling the middle/lower tier P5 programs and enforce the cancellation clause. And conversely Oregon should honor their commitments and not put other programs at risk. Oregon is visiting Wyoming soon where the Ducks could just have well cancelled on the Cowboys. I respect that.
Mason, I here ya on the Oklahoma game. After further review you are probably right. All conferences have homie officiating. However I recall Oregon in the 70’s visiting Oklahoma for a couple games (not home and homes), losing each time by 50 or 60 points. Talk about ouch! But it is a new decade now ;-).
Hey Razorbacks. Here’s a gift for you.
Oregon needs a P5 opponent for 2018 & 2022. Then schedule a home-and-home with Minnesota or Kansas in 2019 & 2020 or a neutral site game with Kansas in Kansas City in20 19. And neutral site game in 2020 with Oklahoma, Nebraska, North Carolina, Virginia or Northwestern. There are choices available so you don’t need to ask the SEC for a waiver.
And what happened to the idea for an Ark-Baylor neutral site game in Houston for 2020. Instead Baylor scheduled down to play Rice in Houston, and thus will not have a P5 OOC game in 2020. Baylor reverting back to their old scheduling ways.
Fresno State continues to add high profile money games to aid their underfunded athletic department. In the past , when Fresno State was consistently competitive and sold out most of their home games, they were attractive enough to make a series like this a home & home agreement. Those days, at least for the next several years are gone. In the next several years, Fresno has one and done away games with Washington, Alabama, UCLA and now Oregon.
Anytime, Anyone, Anywhere – most of the time that meant playing away for Fresno in the 2000’s. Fresno never had a 1 for 1 home & home agreement with Oregon or any similar caliber school Dave, at the very best it would have been 2 for 1. Fresno has to take these games and hopefully the dogs will be competitive again to actually have a chance when they meet.
The more significant question is who will Oregon schedule at home in 2018, after Texas A&M cancelled with short notice the 18-19 series with Oregon, putting Ducks in another scheduling bind? (In the past decade the the same thing happened with Georgia and Kansas State cancelling series with Oregon).
Auburn-Oregon was a possibility for a 2018-19 home-and-home. But that was not what Auburn had in mind. So Oregon reluctantly agreed to a “neutral-field” game with Auburn in Arlington for 2019.
So now with the single opening for 2018, makes it even more difficult for the Ducks to fill the schedule with another P5.
P5’s still with an opening in their 2018 schedule and without a P5 OOC opponent::
* Texas Tech
However the Badgers already have BYU on their 2018 schedule.
They could also do a Shamrock Series game with Notre Dame (or a game in South Bend in ’18 and a return date in ’21 or so).
I’d prefer you refer to us as Ole Miss or even Mississippi, but “missi” really??? I’d love to schedule ND (if possible), that would be a sweet matchup.
Oregon fly to Ireland? The Ducks would need two weeks off to recover that flight.
How about ND meet Oregon in Australia?
But really Ducks need a home game in 2018 as they have a 4home-5road conference schedule..
The Shamrock Series only refers to Notre Dame’s annual neutral-site game. It’s never actually been played in Ireland (the Navy games were home games for Navy). They could play it at JerryWorld or somewhere.
The Navy games are going to regularly become neutral site games as it serves both sides interest. Navy is joining a conf so they no longer have a s much freedom to go all over the country as they used to,. ND also wants to get to certain spots more often such as TX, CA, FL, etc…That’s why Navy game is going to be in Jacksonville in 2016 and in San Diego in 2018. I would bet 2020 is in Texas, All the other Navy home games are TBA for location and will be neutral sites that serve both schools interest in servicing fan bases and recruiting.
This is a surprising move by BYU. I agree that 2022 is the next time they can take a one-for-none given the upcoming imbalance. But, there is no guarantee Oregon will still be elite – perhaps Oregon is simply a top 20 team then. I thought BYU would consider such agreements only where an October or November date would result.
By 2022, BYU could even be in the XII, depending on how those chips fly.
What a joke. Terrible decision by Tom Holmoe to schedule another September one-for-none on the road. I’d understand if this were a neutral site game, an October game, or a November game, but this makes absolutely no sense at all.
My fellow BYU fans, please don’t make excuses for this horrific scheduling decision. We could’ve gotten a much better deal than this from someone else.
Haha, whatever you want to say. “We hope to develop a long term relationship with Oregon.” Oregon has expressed similar interest with BYU. Oregon might schedule something with BYU, but it hasn’t been agreed upon.
Either way, it’s a good move. Beating big name teams, even if they aren’t powerhouses that year or something is fantastic. Hopefully, BYU will be in the Big 12 anyway.
I agree that we need these games in October or November. Pac 12 will allow teams to do it for Norte Dame (Stanford and USC). But, I won’t ever be upset about getting a quality appointment any time of the year. Yes, we need better home games and better games outside of September but come on, Holmoe is rockin’ it the best he can. Love the match up. Would love to have them in Provo.
I agree with Bretano 100%. Holmoe consistently does great things. This is why I called this surprising, that’s as bad as I can get with Tom. It is possible that years that late are starting to book up. But there seems to always be late rework – UCLA and Mississippi State recently booked BYU one year out. And Syracuse and Boston College never seem to have anyone schedule beyond the following Saturday…
Byu needs all the p5’s they can get. You’re the joke hank. by the way. Byu has Stanford in November. Don’t bitch to hard. Be luck they even put you G5 ass on the schedule.
I don’t know….everyone called the 2015 1:done games @ Nebraska and @ Michigan horrible when they were scheduled. But how have they turned out for this season?
Oh, and BYU beat Oregon 38-8 in the 2006 Vegas Bowl, not 38-6.
That two-point conversion made all the difference on that horrific day!
PeteF3, Again Oregon is looking for a home game in 2018,
However a Oregon-Notre Dame home-and-home series 2022 or after would be good. But the so called neutral field games not so much. LSU in 2011 and Auburn in 2019 is more than enough of that. I support on-campus games. Leave the “neutral field” games to the conference championships and bowl games.
In 1982 against Oregon, Notre Dame went for the 13-13 tie rather than go for the win. Never forget.
Road games already on ND schedule:
2022 – 5
2023 – 5
2024 – 5
2025 – 3
So may I suggest UO@ND in 2024, and ND@UO in 2025. But no neutral site game please.
ND has no interest in playing a game in the pacific northwest. ND P12 opponents are strategic based on recruiting. They play Stanford and USC annually so they get to CA yearly for recruiting. They played ASU in home/home/neutral…..the neutral was in Texas, a state ND is making a huge effort to get to often. They scheduled several neutral sites games in the recent past in Texas vs Wash st and others. They are playing a series with Texas and A&M home/home.
ND is pretty obvious on where they want t o g ofor recruiting and that’s how they build their schedules. They want CA, TX, FL, GA..the 4 states that produce the most FBS scholarship players. They get CA, TX, as stated before also upcoming neutral site Navy game in San Diego. They are getting FL via Miami, FSU in the ACC deal and they also are talks of putting the Navy game neutral site in FL upcoming. They get GA via Gtech, a school they played pretty regularly even before the ACC deal and it’s no coincidence ND has a series vs GA coming up.
Notre Dame played Washington in a home-and-home in 2008-09. Eugene is not to far from Seattle or Palo Alto/Bay Area. Same recruiting base. Choosing to play Oregon, a perennial top ten team, in a home-and-home, would not be a detriment to recruiting. Stanford has not announced a game with Notre Dame for 2021 (or 2025 and thereafter). And USC plays at ND in 2021. So ND making a west coast visit to Oregon in 2021 would be within reason. That is, if Oregon was not already scheduled to play Ohio St. At any rate if Michigan St, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Michigan and Ohio St don’t have issues playing home-and-homes with Oregon, I don’t think Notre Dame would either.
I love this move, it is all part of Dr Tom’s scheduling philosophy. BYU is always willing to do a “one and done” with elite level PAC12 teams (USC and Oregon)
If there are teams that a perenially struggle in their divisions (finish 5th or 6th place) like Utah and Washington State. Those games are always targeted for home and home matchups
Perhaps WSU the opposite, Washington State and BYU have played four times and there has yet to be a game in Pullman.
ND is not about West coast, they are specifically about CA..thus USC/Stanford alternating. 2021 and 2025 dates with Stanford still possible or ND will play a Shamrock Series in CA, They haven’t missed being in CA for 30 years. All the other CA teams have a p5 already in 2021 and 2025 so they will work a deal with Stanford or do a neutral site game
Comparing ND to others is apples and oranges. ND specifically looks to go to certain regions, thus the abundance of neutral game recently in TX, series with TX and A&M, neutrals in Florida.
Schoup, so you’re thinking ND playing Washington home-and-home was a mistake on ND’s part? You’re much too transfixed on TX, FL. GA and CA. Sure that has been Notre Dame’s focus, but there are exceptions to the “rule”
And really there is not much diff playing in Palo Alto vs Eugene. Again same recruiting area. Recruiting advantages can occur in many ways, One game in Eugene against a perennial top ten team will not be a detriment in any way shape or form to Notre Dame’s recruiting methodology. A slight deviation from the norm maybe. As was Notre Dame’s visit to Eugene in 1982.
Anyway if a ND-UO series happens then great, If not then oh well.
After the way they both played yesterday, this could be a fair game after all.
In all seriousness, I wish BYU wouldn’t have agreed to this without a return trip by Oregon. By agreeing to a one-and-none, BYU is actually agreeing to an away game at Oregon and a home game vs. an FCS school. That’s not appealing to those of us who would love to purchase BYU season tickets, if only the home schedule were better.
BYU already needs FCS schools many years out to balance the schedule. My guess is that this guarantees a home game versus a Tulane or Arkansas State and that the payment is enough for 2 of those.
Would rather have a home and home with Oregon. If they won’t to return to BYU, then it isn’t worth playing. They already get $80M a year from Nike to help with recruiting, coaching…., so they can at least ‘risk’ playing BYU in Provo.
This should slot as a more difficult game than Hawaii
Ill take the upset in 2020 (5 years from now, lol), and pick NDSU.
NDSU, is underdog here. But they may show a good game.
NDSU is the Best team in all of College Football.
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