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Now we know our full schedule for next year. Hopefully Jurich can secure a premier OOC game, otherwise we will have trouble making the title game even at 12-0.
Edit: We need Rutgers and Cincy to be top 25, and we need UK to win more than 2 games; it'd be good if another team can shock the world and be a top 25 team, but I wouldn't bet on it.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by bezzle 15 months ago
Lousy schedule, and if we trip up and lose one of them, we'll be out of the Top 25. Didn't Ohio have a pretty good team last year?
agreed. Not going anywhere close to NCG on that schedule. Doubt one premiere game would be enough. I'd say we would need at least 2 top 15 opponents, just ain't happening in the big east.
Quite possibly the worst college football schedule I've ever seen
Even those who arrange and design shrubberies are under considerable economic stress in this period in history.
Even the Sun Belt, MAC, Mountain West, C'USA, and WAC teams have better schedules because they generally play some tough teams OOC on the road. We might literally play the worst schedule in the country.
I assume Tom is trying to find a home and home but he will need to bend and take a hit for a solid road game if all else fails
Pretty sure they were heavy on seniors last season. Our luck they turn in a 2-10 record.
So we have Senior Day v Houston right around Week 8 -- around Halloween? -- with a 4-game road streak to follow? Oh well, just keep thinking about the ACC, I guess.
*** EDIT: Oh wait, nevermind. Weeks/dates still haven't been finalized. Got it. ***
This post was edited by IRONSAM96 15 months ago
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I think we've had worse than this schedule before
Ohio has been good
EKU walk in park
@UK walk in park
FIU probably a walk in the park, but FIU can get some hidden gems down there and were good a couple years ago
UCF should be solid (won 10 games last year)
Rutgers should be top 25
Houston has a good offense, d is horrible, if they can get that in gear they can be respectable
@Temple havent they been decent the last few years?
@Cincy should be top 25
@USF might be tougher than thought, florida talent and a new good coach
So it might be an okay schedule, we've had far worst IMO
This post was edited by ACardAttack 15 months ago
To me, Rutgers like USF in the past often proves to be overrated once they crack the top-25 early. Cincy is usually fairly legit. I just feel bad for Charlie having to say with a straight face this is a challenging schedule they look forward to.
But when you look at Pittsburgh schedule this year you can see why this will be a LOOOONNNNNGGGG Year!!! Oh gosh. If we didn't have "Teddy and the Gang" that schedule would be hard to sell!
There is no eye candy in that group but I hope our players will prepare for these teams as if they were playing Florida every week. There are some big time traps in this schedule. Other than UK, this very well may be the last time we play these teams. Going into Cincinnati will be tough. Rutgers will be gunning for us after we knocked them out of the BCS this past season. Temple will be much improved. UCF and Houston will have something to prove.This will be the last year of the BCS and we have an opportunity to win the Big East and go to the BCS again and that is a huge reward in terms of where we are as a program. Historically speaking when it comes to the title game, a lot of things have to go just right to even make the title game. We obviously have to run the table and have some eye popping numbers in the boxscore. I think Teddy will have the star power that will want to make people watch our games. I expect great things from our defense this year as well.
The talking heads will continue to bash the Big East but what else is new. The nation knows what type of football program we have here in Louisville after watching us dismantle SEC darling Florida in the Sugar Bowl and that cannot be taken away from us. I suspect we will be ranked in the top 10 at the start of the season and if not, right outside of it. If we take care of business and if some teams lose along the way, our opportunity could be there. I hope our fans get excited about watching our team play this year and the stadium is packed. This could be Teddy's last year and well positioned in the Heisman race. He will likely be the greatest quarterback to ever put on a Louisville uniform to this point. Charlie Strong made a statement by turning down Tennessee to stay in Louisville. CardMarch will be bigger this year than ever before. This city is crazy about Louisville football now. Next season is going to be a blast. I cannot wait to see that team run out on that field again.
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How many people thought Cuse and UConn would be easy wins / pushover game last season? I hope the team takes both of those games to heart and comes out focused for every opponent this season (regardless of the name or their record).
That is one terrible schedule, not only for national perception but for the fans as well.
If we end up stuck with it, I hope we're able to destroy everyone on it.
After we win the NCAA in April can we just fast forward to the 2014-15 football season?
You mean the season where Teddy Bridgewater is gone to the NFL? I'd like to fast forward to that schedule, but I'm not wanting to miss any of his remaining 13 games.
As CCS said, we don't worry about who the opponent is, we just need to go out and do our jobs. Same for us fans.
Good point, though we should have beat UConn, not sure what happened, but I think and hope this team finally grew up over the month before we played UF. We were young when we played Uconn
Exactly. As much as I can't wait to have opponents like Florida state and VA tech each year, I am going to enjoy next season, crappy schedule or not. Hopefully our boys take each game as seriously as the next and we enjoy quality beat downs ala the Petrino years....those were fun times....70-7 and 56-5 sound like some fun scores. :-)
He's said many times he won't settle for anything less than home-and-home series. He's too stubborn to break that, even if it's a one-time thing and only under these most unusual of circumstances.
I don't know about top-to-bottom, but unless someone really steps up, this has to be the worst schedule at the top in the 40 years I've been a Card fan. Certainly the worst since Schnellenberger arrived in that sense.
The last few years of CUSA we were playing Army, Houston, ECU, Memphis, TCU (before they were decent), and Tulane. Some of you guys here have selective memories. Cincy and Rutgers will both be top 30ish teams.
This post was edited by bezzle 15 months ago
The schedule is meaningless, to a certain extent. We beat Florida, and we're going to the ACC. This year, the media may bash the Big East, but they won't bash us nearly as much. True, we're not one of the "established" teams, but we'll receive a lot more favorable talk ... that is, unless we lose to one of the really bad teams on the schedule.
Be interesting to see attendance average next year with that home schedule
It better be the best attendance we've ever seen. We are coming off a Sugar Bowl win, will be top 10 all year, and it will likely be Teddy's last year. He deserves 50-55k every game.
The team deserves a sold out crowd every single game. Problem is, every single game is against a truly SUCK opponent. I'll be there as will most season tix holders. I can't blame anyone else who chooses to have something better to do on a nice Autumn afternoon in the Ville.
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