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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Red View Post
    Their other road opponent is 0-8 in the Pac-12.
    and 1-10 overall. Cali is just awful. I think the whole setting the schedule 3-4 years in advance needs to change. A craptastic team like Cal should not be on the schedule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedTeamGo! View Post
    and 1-10 overall. Cali is just awful. I think the whole setting the schedule 3-4 years in advance needs to change. A craptastic team like Cal should not be on the schedule.
    I always wondered the rationale for this. You always hear that teams need time to plan and all the logistics, which I'm sure have some merit. But then you have Cincinnati and Miami scheduling a home and home for next year and Vanderbilt dropping OSU 8 months before the season. Just seems like it could be kept tighter to keep the craptastic teams of the world off the schedule.

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    I think you'll see more and more teams signing contracts much closer to the date of the contracts.

    Signing teams more than 3 years in advance is partially a self fulfilling prophecy. If everyone is signing games 4 years from today, you don't want to be left holding the bag and having to fill the schedule with four teams from the Sun Belt conference.

    I think as more teams do what Vandy did, you'll see more
    "holes" opening up and teams filling closer to one or two years in advance.

    Of course when the B1G goes to 9 games, it will cut down on the number of out of conference games anyway.
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    Hopefully we're done with the realignment stuff for awhile. A number of good non-conference games were cancelled over the last few years due to teams needing to redraw schedules. It's hard to whip together a quality home-and-home series on short notice, and that leaves lesser opponents that won't demand a return trip.
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    It didn't end up mattering because Louisville blew a 28-7 lead and lost to UCF, but Ohio State and Louisville beat FAMU and FIU by 70 points each on the same day. It seems to me that they should have figured out a way to get FAMU and FIU to play each other while Louisville and Ohio State played instead. If both teams were sitting 12-0 (13-0 in Ohio State's case) and on the outside looking in to the BCS title game, it would have been pretty silly given that scheduling opportunity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Red View Post
    It didn't end up mattering because Louisville blew a 28-7 lead and lost to UCF, but Ohio State and Louisville beat FAMU and FIU by 70 points each on the same day. It seems to me that they should have figured out a way to get FAMU and FIU to play each other while Louisville and Ohio State played instead. If both teams were sitting 12-0 (13-0 in Ohio State's case) and on the outside looking in to the BCS title game, it would have been pretty silly given that scheduling opportunity.
    There was some talk not too long ago about Ohio State and Louisville playing each other, Louisville wanted it to be a home and home series and the Buckeyes don't want to play an away game at a second tier school like Louisville.

    And before anyone points out the obvious that Louisville is better than Cal, they didn't just play Cal for the game alone.

    They also wanted to play a game in California to help recruiting. Obviously California has better football players than Kentucky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Buckeye View Post
    and the Buckeyes don't want to play an away game at a second tier school like Louisville.
    Gotta love OSU fans

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Red View Post
    Gotta love OSU fans
    Is Louisville not a 2nd Tier program? I don't really see that as a put down. I think Louisville fans would probably say the same thing. They have gone through several coaching changes and have been solid but inconsistent. They are a great program and I would love for OSU to play that game, but I think even their most die hard fans would say they are probably a notch below OSU, Texas, Alabama, LSU, etc.

    Since 2003 they have gone:
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    Re: Ohio State Football 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Buckeye View Post
    And before anyone points out the obvious that Louisville is better than Cal, they didn't just play Cal for the game alone.

    They also wanted to play a game in California to help recruiting. Obviously California has better football players than Kentucky.
    You can also add appeasing alumni to the list. There are a lot of OSU fans in California and a bunch of them invaded Berkeley that day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Red View Post
    Gotta love OSU fans
    I agree
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    That was one cold game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeRed27 View Post
    Is Louisville not a 2nd Tier program? I don't really see that as a put down. I think Louisville fans would probably say the same thing. They have gone through several coaching changes and have been solid but inconsistent. They are a great program and I would love for OSU to play that game, but I think even their most die hard fans would say they are probably a notch below OSU, Texas, Alabama, LSU, etc.

    Since 2003 they have gone:
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    11-1
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    6-6
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    Well, at least they aren't heading to a second tier conference like the Big 10. I mean there really shouldn't be an argument on that one. One outright National Championship since Nixon was in office? Even lowly BYU can match that track record.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfboy View Post
    Well, at least they aren't heading to a second tier conference like the Big 10. I mean there really shouldn't be an argument on that one. One outright National Championship since Nixon was in office? Even lowly BYU can match that track record.
    Good point. I guess you can take your ball and go home now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfboy View Post
    Well, at least they aren't heading to a second tier conference like the Big 10. I mean there really shouldn't be an argument on that one. One outright National Championship since Nixon was in office? Even lowly BYU can match that track record.
    Of course, you had to use "outright" to make your argument work the way you wanted it to. So you're saying that Louisville football has any historical signficance as a "first tier" program, whatever that means? I'd say they are in football mediocrity, an also ran, a few weak schedule above average teams, etc.
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    And then there were three. Who's next? I'm guessing Bama falls to Auburn.
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