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9 hours ago, chapelbull said:

I think if we run the table with a win over a good Bama team and we got a shot at the playoffs.  But I agree that the main motivation for scheduling these games are the reasons you 

Just undefeated and beat Bama and we are in...easy peasy. 

 

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1 hour ago, Bulls On Parade said:

Just undefeated and beat Bama and we are in...easy peasy. 

 

Be undefeated and also beat Florida or Alabama in a year they win the SEC championship. That is the only way. The odds are effectively zero. 

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1 hour ago, Gismo said:

The odds are effectively zero. 

So there IS a chance ...

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If we beat the name teams on our schedule, it's a good enough substitute for a broken NCAA Championship process.  It's 100X greater than an AAC trophy.  So somewhere in between.  We'll attain the highest peak of performance playing terrific non-con games.  To these I look forward too.  And I know we'll take an ass-whipping at times, but I'll support the beatings in light of the growth.  Scheduling these teams draws a line in the sand for what the expectations are of this program.  Our "demand excellence" cadre should be elated.  Kelly didn't schedule these games simply for the piggy bank.  If we don't raise the program (as previously done) it could well be the end of Strong and Kelly.  I'd rather not focus on that, but instead on the message the coaches are carrying and Kelly is providing.  We are going to perform at a higher level.  Screw the make believe P6.  Put the real Bulls back on the national scene.

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Darn , Brad just dropped the mic.

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9 hours ago, jchem1995 said:

Darn , Brad just dropped the mic.

That's only from the shaking that comes with old age.   😁

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2 hours ago, CousinRicky said:

That's only from the shaking that comes with old age.   😁

Quite possible when taken in the literal sense....

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I tried to look ahead to see what team would be best guess for "one more big splash", and FSU appears to be the most likely.  I'm assuming Kelly would love to get a P5 team at home here for 2020.  FSU is about the only big team I can find that still has an opening in their schedule for that year, and they are also one of the few P5 teams that still has a lot open beyond those years.  Say a 2-1 where FSU opens that deal up by playing in Tampa in 2020, and then road games at FSU in 2023 and 2027 (we'd have to move or buy-out the road Northern Illinois game) or 2028 (although we'd put ourselves in a bind already having 2 road games then).  

And looking at future schedules, it looks real likely that no matter who it is, that away Northern Illinios game in 2027 will need to be bought out.  Need that year for the flexibility in signing a big 2-1.  

If 2020 is out, and we fill that with an FCS team at home, then other possibilities would be: 

Georgia (home in 2022, away in 2023 & 2027) - they seem most likely in this scenario as they already have 3 home non-conference games in 2022 (can afford to schedule an away) and need home games in 2023 (have 2 away non-conference games scheduled).  

LSU (home in 2022, away in 2023 & 2027)

Auburn (home in 2022, away in 2023 & 2027)

That might be about it.  The Big Ten is tough as they play only 3 non-conference games now, and the big teams only schedule big non-conference P5 on the road.  Michigan and Ohio State have openings, just don't see anything in their scheduling philosophy that would have the play a road game against a non-P5.  Clemson is filled up nonconference through 2025, Va Tech is filled through 2024, WVU is filled through 2024.  Oklahoma's openings as far as away vs home just don't seem to match up to our needs, and the same with Tennessee.  

 

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15 minutes ago, Bullshiznitz said:

I tried to look ahead to see what team would be best guess for "one more big splash", and FSU appears to be the most likely.  I'm assuming Kelly would love to get a P5 team at home here for 2020.  FSU is about the only big team I can find that still has an opening in their schedule for that year, and they are also one of the few P5 teams that still has a lot open beyond those years.  Say a 2-1 where FSU opens that deal up by playing in Tampa in 2020, and then road games at FSU in 2023 and 2027 (we'd have to move or buy-out the road Northern Illinois game) or 2028 (although we'd put ourselves in a bind already having 2 road games then).  

 

 

Here are my picks. For some reason, I dont think Taggart wants to take a chance on us. Here are teams I found that fit our schedule that will give us a home game in 2020 and fill in the rest of our needed schedule - 

1. Arkansas has a million openings and would be a perfect easier SEC win. https://fbschedules.com/ncaa/arkansas/

2. Kansas Jayhawks - Easy P5 victory and CCS gets revenge on his worst loss at Texas. https://fbschedules.com/ncaa/kansas/

3. Kansas State Wildcats - They have no away games from 2020 to 2022 and only 1 away game in 2023. https://fbschedules.com/ncaa/kansas-state/

4. Baylor Bears - Room on their schedule https://fbschedules.com/ncaa/baylor/

5. Minnesota - Space on their schedule https://fbschedules.com/ncaa/minnesota/

6. Indiana Hoosiers - They stole our Defensive Coordinator and once in a while steal our recruits.....they deserve a beat-down from us. https://fbschedules.com/ncaa/indiana/

7. Texas A&M - Why not? :) https://fbschedules.com/ncaa/texas-am/

8. Washington Huskies - https://fbschedules.com/ncaa/washington/

9. Washington State- https://fbschedules.com/ncaa/washington-state/

 

 

 

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I doubt usf will do anything with indiana especially after they canceled the 2 game series on us on Kelly’s first day

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