“Meh” is what you say to this turd pile of an OOC schedule? “Meh”? Seriously if you are adopting this Carolina school, please show the same critical eye you would if it were NCheat. Shame on Wes for this abomination of games. Just so we are also clear- Maryland is part of the ACC/Big10 required schedule so this schedule is even worse of a planning strategy. My respect for Wes just dropped a bit
Meh. except for Texas and Maryland. Though I guess you can throw out the record books when the North Carolina 1862 and 1890 Morrill Act schools meet up on the
You also had McCown to help with the success plus a weak SEC so let’s see him reload and match that success before anointing him. As noted, virtually all “big game” matchups are home and home unless it’s a one off for a “homecoming game” for a Senior. Maybe the games at Storrs could have been AEH’s homecoming game?Lol..... that sounds like something out of Diane Keaton's mouth..."I'm from Philadelphia. Whaddya want from me? I'm honest."
But... see, your assessment is fair. The thing is, no one is arguing it's a good schedule. And I'm not saying that it's my preference to play a weak schedule. Vic tried to schedule UConn this year, but Geno wanted to play at Storrs. Not sure what the deal with that is, but I think we're still the new kids on the block. We don't get to dictate what we want to do.
Vic has had a 36-2 SEC record in the last 2 years. He also had 2 national championship game appearances, and scored 84 points against Oregon in one of his most impressive offensive onslaughts. He always has his team ready and firing both by conference time, and in the NCAA tournament. So having a weak nonconference doesn't faze his team at all, or really affects anything. As long it doesn't hurt us, I really don't care what UConn or SC or what anybody else says about our schedule.
I think the only thing it really means is slightly lower seeding. But..really I'll take a #2 or #3 seed because none of the regionals this year favors us. Another reason we're the new kids on the block. Regionals in the last 3 years were hosted in Albany, Portland, Fort Wayne, Greenville, Lexington, Stockton, and Dallas. It favors every top 7 or 8 team except for State. The day when they host a regional in Jackson or Memphis is the day where the basketball universe deems us "a national power." Until then, we still aren't getting the benefits those teams I mentioned are.
That's a pretty good schedule, and a significant upgrade from MTSU's schedule last year, when Kentucky, Rice and Belmont were the only RPI top 50 teams they faced. Key matchups:That game @Kentucky could be interesting
Don't remind me. We almost won. They played intense, if a bit helter-skelter. Their OOC turned out to be better than their conference season, I think.LMU might not be a pushover, they got UCLA and Arizona early last season.
UCLA @ Indiana could be a really interesting game.
DePaul has always scheduled very well in the nonconference.DePaul’s nonconference schedule. UCONN, Notre Dame, Greenbay. Potential games against Oregon State, Miami, Oklahoma (Not that they were good last year). Overall I think it’s a solid schedule.
The two-time defending BIG EAST champion opens up against Miami (Ohio) in the Preseason WNIT.depaulbluedemons.com