Tuesday, August 04, 2009

More on scheduling

Left this out of the previous post: UConn coach Randy Edsall said this fall will likely be the last time the Huskies schedule non-conference games against three BCS opponents. UConn plays Baylor (Big XII), North Carolina (ACC) and Notre Dame. "We'll play two BCS opponents in the same year," Edsall said. "But based on the strength of our conference, I don't see us playing three any more."

Edsall has repeatedly stated his ideal non-conference slate would include annual games against Army, Boston College and a Division I-AA opponent. One other, ideally, would be against a BCS team. Army hasn't been receptive to rekindling the series with UConn, and everyone knows the deal with Boston College. Non-conference scheduling isn't easy, a reason coaches are pushing for a 9th football member for the Big East.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The math isn't adding up. If Edsall got his wish to play a DII team, Army, BC and 2 other BCS opponents like you suggest, they'd have a total of three BCS. I think one of the last two would have to be a MAC team or some other like C-USA. Has the register approved you for travel to South Bend, Chip?

August 05, 2009 7:44 AM 
Blogger Chip Malafronte said...

I always sucked at math. That would be Army, BC, a I-AA and one other BCS. Glad someone can add.

August 05, 2009 8:46 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hasn't the dust settled on the BC move to the ACC enough to consider a series between UCONN and BC? Are some suggesting that BC still has bad feelings, or some officials in the Big East conference hierarchy. Seems like a win-win for both institutions.

August 07, 2009 8:00 AM 

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