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I thought we had a Home and Home with Michigan State in 2015 & 2016? Did something happen to change that?
EDIT: Thanks Breaking for the update! 2016 & 2017.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by MI Tider 19 months ago
Michigan State home and home takes place in 2016 and 2017.
I hope we play the Cowboys. :)
I might be in the minority, but I am not hopping to go back there again as a fan.
I am certainly all for lining up a high profile non-conference game whether that be in Dallas or wherever. Bring it on and I will be happy.
From a fan standpoint, I didn't like the Dallas trip that much. The stadium was great. It was very nice. But at the same time, I prefer the Georgia Dome because you have everyone packed in closely and it feels a lot more intense. Jerryworld is so big you get the feeling you are 85 miles apart from the other fans. It is just a different feel then what we had with VT or Clemson. (I am excluding the SECCG because that is a different animal). Dallas is so freaking big you are staying wherever. With Atlanta you can stay fairly close to the stadium and you know where to go. Tailgating much easier in Atlanta also instead of Dallas where you have many different rules that restrict it and the fact it is the hottest place on earth in late August. (we didn't even attempt to tailgate because of the restrictions and heat. We made the right call). Also it costs a lot to get out there instead of an easy drive.
Overall from the fan experience Dallas was not high on my list. But again that is from a fan experience. If we can line up Ohio State or Texas or USC or some other big time game, then I am all for it no matter where it is.
I want USC.
We are going to play OSU next year anyway.
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Teams I heard mentioned, Kansas St...not sure that would draw the attention of a gnat. Cal...Ditto. TCU...not sure if Jerre Jones would allow it. Boise St...was also mentioned but that would mean they play Bama, BYU and Washington back to back to back. The 2 juicy teams...Oregon...which would play Michigan St the next week so they are a little hesitant. Nebraska...which is scheduled to play BYU...but they could move that game to another year. Jerre wants fannies in the seats...USC was also mentioned but they have aTm on there and looks like they will open up with them.
These games are always a positive for UA in terms of the overall exposure the program receives and will be tied with Saban's tenure at the Capstone when you think about the Clemson game really being one of the major turning points. There are better cities to have stuff like this in terms of layout- New Orleans hard to beat IMO, but it's hard to trump Cowboys Stadium as a venue for a neutral contest.
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Wow. See, I was VERY disappointed in the Dome at the NC game last year. It took forever to get in to the stadium - they only had about 3 entrances open, and none were assigned. You had to enter any gate and get caught in a people-jam as everyone had to cross over to where their seats were. Extremely frustrating. I was afraid we weren't going to be seated in time for the game to start. Worst-managed event I have ever been to.
Charles, I love the Big Easy, but not sure I'd want to be walking around Bourbon Street in Early September when the humidity makes it feel like 110 Maybe an October game wouldn't be too bad though.
I wish Nashville had a good indoor stadium. Never been to San Antonio but I've heard it's a nice place.
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Oh yeah I agree completely with that. The Superdome was an absolute mess by all accounts. I was just referring to proximity/setup in terms of foot traffic. Hard to beat New Orleans in that regard- you can get just about everywhere relatively quickly.
Agree on the weather in September as well, just all things equal it would be hard to beat New Orleans IMO.
The people jam grew to the point of being dangerous.
VERY poorly managed.
It was even worse than the tunnels at the Rose Bowl,
Apparently I'm the only one who remembers the talk about us playing Wisconsin in 2015? If Gary Andersen pans out it could be a good match up. But I would LOVE to play USC.
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With the new playoff setup strength of schedule is going to become a major factor compared to recent years. Teams scheduling out of conference the way FSU did this past season for instance, will find it counting against them at the end of the year.
Personally I think it will be great for college football for there to be more big time regular season matchups.
<. As long as Saban's running things, this is how the Tide Rolls!
Don't be surprised if one of these marquee teams that have a semi name team already scheduled don't move those dates around. UCLA is one that comes to mind. They have UVA on their schedule for 2015 home game. Game could easily be moved. They want a Big10 or PAC12 opponent.
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