Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
I wish OSU's non-conference schedule was more testing. A bad MAC team (Buffalo), an FCS team (Florida A&M), a pretty decent MWC team (San Diego State), and a bad PAC-10 school (Cal) won't earn much respect in the ratings or test the team that much.
I know they are at the mercy of long-determined scheduling and Cal (their big non-conf opponent) being bad, but I think they'll need to beef that up in the forthcoming playoff system.
Well like you said the schedules are made years in advance. At the time Cal was scheduled they were a good program. How was OSU supposed to know they would be bad in 2013?
OSU has always tried to schedule a great non conference matchup every year. Some years past they had Texas, USC, Washington, and of course Cal.
Like I said though, how was anyone supposed to know Cal would be bad in 2013? And besides, the 2013 season hasn't even started yet. Who knows, with a new coach maybe Cal will be good this year.