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    Do we still miss the Big 12?

    I love the B10, don't miss being a B12 team at all, but I still think it's cool to play them.... The idea of scheduling teams like CU, OU, Texas, Kst, KU, ISU, ect is more fun today than the idea of scheduling Iowa, Wisc, Minn, or NW was two decades ago. We just have more history with those B12 teams than we do with most P12 or SEC teams, so I'd like to see us schedule B12 teams as much as possible. Missing playing those games is different than missing being a conference member though.
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    Akron may not get their money

    That was one of my first thoughts as well. Of course the likelihood of having another game cancelled within the next decade (or century) are 1 in a million, so it probably doesn't matter. It was an unfair situation, out of everyone's control. Are we the type of program that holds up our end of the agreement or are we the type that kicks and screams when we don't get our ball? Paying them is part of the deal, it's the least we can do to compensate them for time and travel, and it shows we're willing to work with other programs during unfair situations. It's not a huge hit to us financially, it's something we already had worked into the budget, and it's simply the right thing to do. The only logical reason for us to put up a stink about this would be to get them to agree to a rematch at a lower rate, if anything at all. There's no reason we should pay them twice for one game.
  3. Not only that, but the (freshman) 2nd string QB played better than the starter (highly regarded transfer) when the starting QB left the game with cramps. Then the starter came back in and their momentum stalled again. I can imagine some finger pointing going on in that locker room. Idk that we'll beat them, but if w do, the wheels are going to fall off big time for them.
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    Options for Game #12

    Any and every other cupcake team would've left. That much was predictable. The only reason to schedule another game should be bowl eligibility (and the extra practice time that comes with it). I hope we don't need an extra game to attain that, but if we do, then we're shooting ourselves in the foot of we don't try to get something scheduled.
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    Options for Game #12

    I agree, and from that same perspective, if we truly need this game to reach 6 wins, then we're probably better off having the week of Dec 3 off to rest and recover from the season. We're likely looking at a Dec 23 bowl game if we're only at 6 wins, so it's going to be a quick turnaround (as far as bowl season goes) if we schedule something for the first weekend of December.
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    Options for Game #12

    If we "officially" schedule anything at this point, it about has to be during our bye week. There are several teams that share the same bye week as us, and would likely be willing to take a pay check. Marshall, Louisiana Monroe, UTSA, ect. If we want to keep or our regular bye week, but also don't want to lock ourselves into a deal during the CCG weekend, then the smart thing to do would be to go find a team for that weekend, and essentially come to an option-agreement, and just not make it an official game at this point. We should still get everything scheduled and lined up within the next 2 weeks, so we don't have to do it short notice, but still leave an option in the contract that lets us cancel if we do happen to sneak into the ccg.
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    PreSeason AP Poll

    But did they schedule that before or after Chip was hired?
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    What did we learn? - Game 1 - Akron

    I learned that I'll stay up until 1 am for a potential announcement during a rain delay, but I'm glad that I didn't have to.
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    The Family Curse Continues

    Wtf. Honestly.
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    Akron and the sellout streak

    I think that should depend on whether or not NU gave out free runza and pizza during the delay. Which I have no answer for at this time.
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    New Tunnel Walk Ideas 2018

    Is this God's way of saying we made the wrong choice in tunnel walk song? I mean, I think it's a decent enough choice, but then again I'm no saint.
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    Akron Game Weather

    I agree, but if they were to ever delay a game to Sunday, this would be the weekend. Three day weekend, and no nfl. There are a few CFB games already scheduled for Sunday and Monday, so it's not completely out of the question if it comes to that.
  13. Lol, and some fans want to switch from Adidas.... The grass isn't always greener.
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    B1G Week 1

    We'll learn a lot about the middle-depth of the B10 West tonight. Is NW a 10-win team again? How far have Purdue and Minnesota progressed? I think NW wins, but I do expect Purdue to play them tough. Should be a fun atmosphere too for a week one game.
  15. Well now a harvest theme I would like.... Corncob helmets, soy gloves, wheat and barbed wire numbers, combine shoes, and a grain truck chest patch. Old school herbie on the sideline. The cheerleaders could probably come up with a snazzy alternate outfit too. Oh, and the student section dressed as scare crows.