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I believe ND, USC and UCLA are the only ones who have never played an FCS school in football.
Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez says Big Ten officials recently agreed to stop scheduling non-conference games against FCS programs.
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. While people can debate
the pros and cons of the newly developing playoff system, I believe
that one of its salutory effects will be an overall "toughening" of
nonconference schedules---which I think is a good thing for Notre
Absolutely correct hemy, IMO. I understand why the FCS schools do it. Big payday and not much to lose, but it is ridiculous when you have teams that put not only one FCS team on the schedule but two. Last year in one of the last weeks of the season almost every SEC team in the same week played an FCS team. Its bad enough to schedule them, but at the end of the year is even worse. That is supposed to be the point of the season that is the most dramatic and great for viewers. Instead we got stuck with Georgia vs. Wofford and Bama vs. Western Carolina (I'm probably not exact on those games but it was something like that). Meanwhile ND and many other teams are having to grind it out against stiff competition. I think if teams want to schedule that way it should cost them in the BCS formula or whatever formula is used going forward. At bare minimum they should not be allowed to move up in ranking that week. At least the Big ten is going this route.
Its about time!!!
I have this arguement all the time. I say ND always has the toughest overall schedule because we play legit teams week in and week out. No FCS schools, no off-weeks, not games where we can pad our stat book.
When a team plays a Western Carolina or a team like that, its practically an extra bye-week.
LET'S GET IT ON!!!!!
Bummer. I thought Michigan losing to Appalachian State was rather funny.
I do have to plus one ya for that. I had the biggest grin reading that.
its about time!
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