I’d be very happy with that.A realistic goal is 1 SEC game per year.
And 3 from the pool of the ACC & B1G.
Maybe we will find a way to get 1 B12 or P12 game every other year.
So to box this in, a min of 3 P5 games a year, a middle road of 4 to 5 P5 games a year and a ceiling of 6 P5 games a year. I think that is the realistic range. I wouldn't turn down more than 6 P5 games a year, but I doubt that is realistic.
2020 and 2021 maybe thin. 2022 is the real start date when AD David Benedict will have no excuses.
I could see a 2023 schedule that pencils out as:
1 B1G / 2 ACC / 1 SEC
- 09/03 - Central Connecticut (scheduled)
- 09/10 - at Penn State (or BIG) - pay day game
- 09/17 - Temple (or AAC)
- 09/24 - at NC State (scheduled)
- 10/01 - Coastal Carolina (or Sunbelt)
- 10/08 - Army
- 10/15 - Buffalo (or MAC)
- 10/22 - at FAU (or CUSA)
- 10/30 - UMass
- 11/12 - at South Carolina (or Sec)
- 11/19 - Boston College (scheduled)
- 11/26 - at Liberty or New Mex or BYU
On what actual basis are you raising this? I mean given that we have played all.Gang, I’m not anti BYU or anti Liberty. I’m just a skeptic that pols and admins in this state will want us playing more than a one off game.
I’m happy to be wrong. I’m fine playing both on a regular basis.
And catholic schools comparison doesn’t work- no need to delve further in the obvious reasons why here in this thread however.
I think its almost guaranteed we are filling those gaps. Army and UConn working collaboratively as independents to fill the schedule in October or November is pretty much a lock.I just looked at Army's schedule for the next two years. Both have two week gaps between early/mid-October and early/mid-November games. No coach wants to go two consecutive weeks without playing, much less doing it in consecutive years. If we can fill both those gaps that would have to be very attractive to the Black Knights. They've got games with Tulane, Bucknell and some MAC schools that they potentially could reschedule if it balanced their overall slate.
Great hypothesizing Exit 4. Thanks for the on-topic message. One observation: To enable scheduling flexibility, a bye week will switch dates in a NY second.Upon further review of the 14 schools with open 2020 dates, all but TCU have not booked their obligatory FCS opponent. So we have a serious uphill challenge to convinced perhaps as many as eight ADs to skip their FCS cupcake game. Also, I decided to build a schedule assuming UCF and SMU wont play us in 2020.
10/10 - bye week
I was thinking find a way to play the other independents while teams are usually playing conference games.I think the key to scheduling long term is building series that continue year after year. In my opinion, there are four schools that we need to have running home and home series with: BYU, BC, Umass, and Army. If we can schedule these four every year for the last 4 weeks of the season it will be much easier to make up a schedule. It won't be easy but I think the ability to get this scheduling alliance is life or death for the program.
BC will not be playing UConn every year. And especially not a home and home.I think the key to scheduling long term is building series that continue year after year. In my opinion, there are four schools that we need to have running home and home series with: BYU, BC, Umass, and Army. If we can schedule these four every year for the last 4 weeks of the season it will be much easier to make up a schedule. It won't be easy but I think the ability to get this scheduling alliance is life or death for the program.