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I think this would be an awesome idea for the B10 and the SEC. It would be great IF this does happen as it may (hopefully) spur more matchups at interesting sites. Rumor has it LSU would ask for a return game in Houston. I can already envision some of the matchups and the hoopla. Buckeyes v. Tide on the shores of Lake Erie/Atlanta, scUM v. Florida at Ford Field/Dolphin Stadium, Nebraska v. Tennessein Arrowhead and Nashville. Penn State (post sanction) in v. TAMU in Pittsburgh/Dallas.
Michigan State has up coming OOC games with Oregon, West Virginia, Alabama and South Florida and mixed in there a lot is Notre Dame.
MSU also goes to Boise State for a return trip from this year and Boise at MSU.
Nebraska just recently had home and homes with Washington and finishes up with UCLA this year, and after that they have home and homes with Miami, Tennessee and Oklahoma, with two games with Fresno State and 3 games with Northern Illinois in there, one at Solider Field.
Also saw UN has BYU and Colorado in the same years.
So several Big Ten teams have already scheduled tough out of conference games recently and upcoming, what the future 9 game in conference schedule drives across several conferences may cancel a few of these games though.
Nebraska is like OSU, they have played teams across all conferences and traveled from coast to coast and down south thru the years, both have not backed down from anyone OOC.
OSU has future home and homes with Va Tech, Oklahoma, TCU, Oregon and Texas, with games sprinkled in like Navy, a few with Cincinnati, and home and homes with North Carolina and Boston College, about as aggressive and cross functional as it gets. We just concluded Texas, USC, Miami and now Cal.
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I thought the LSU and Wisconsin game already got booked for Houston. LSU won't play up north, keep dreaming.
LSU recently played at Washington a few years ago in a home and home, and two years ago in a night game at Morgantown West Virginia, against a ranked WVU team.
LSU has played in Columbus, I would give LSU a bye, they schedule anyone anywhere and have very tough OOC games.
Two years ago, Oregon at a neutral site in Dallas and at Morgantown at night vs. a ranked WVU.
Forget about the lame pro stadium idea, just have the B1G and SEC schedule home-and-home's at their own stadiums. Pro stadiums are dull and boring. College football stadiums bring more of the pageantry, tradition, and excitement of the game.
We may have lost the battle......but not the war.
Excellent post and I couldn't agree more.
They been discussing it for sometime
The thing that caught my interest was the venue as much as the matchup. I think it would be the "carrot" that may get some of the SEC teams north.
In a perfect world I agree but Im not seeing big name southern teams flocking to B10 Country for games ( I give Bama credit for Happy Valley visit even though PSU was so/so). In a perfect world, ALL games should be on campus but with the trend moving to places like Dallas, Dublin Ireland and Atlanta, Id like some of our northern cities to get in on the action.
Agree with you on pro stadium thing. Plus you leave money on the table pro stadiums don't hold near as many people as many college stadiums.
LSU and Bama will play anyone anywhere anytime. They had Oregon a few years back and WVU too, and I think they have a lot of other games on the future schedule that are similar.
When you are an elite program like LSU and Bama, you shouldn't be afraid to plan anyone, especially when you get the benefit of the doubt of the SEC loss that is likely to happen.
The problem with this game is that it will be at Lambeau field in September when the weather will likely be perfect. I guess it's a start but I can't wait until the playoff expands and teams get home field advantage. Then we could see something like Alabama-OSU at the shoe in December in snow... I know that I am dreaming a bit here but playoff expansion could make it possible.
Agreed, its a pipe dream but on campus playoffs would be unbelieveable. I think back to some of those NFL playoffs of days gone by and the snow really made things memorable.
While I agree with both of you there is some kind of TV panache with these off/neutral site games. ...
Bowl games at Wrigley field for example. I think it's totally asinine. For one thing CFB stadiums are about 50% bigger than most pro stadiums. For another how is a game at Lambeau neutral for LSU?
The only thing it does is give the talking heads something totally irrelevant to yak about before, during and after the game.
About the only thing I can think of is that it gives the casual fan some reason to tune in for the novelty?
Madison in November would be interesting for the match up.
The rumblings of Bama being afraid to come north, also myths.
They have recently played at Penn State, and had quite a few series with Penn State through the years.
The Tide comes to East Lansing soon to play a home and home with MSU.
Alabama played Ohio State in a preseason kick off in New York.
Both Alabama and LSU have traveled north, east, west and anywhere as brought up in this thread.
Miami does the same. So has Florida State through the years, lots of myths.
Exactly, and I've been downvoted for saying exactly that. Bama and LSU have no reason not to play these games. They are dominant and almost always win the games and it's an impressive scene for them in recruiting and national exposure. OSU should do the same, and will I think.
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