Thursday, July 7, 2016

Breaking News: ND is Back and Michigan Makes Questionable Scheduling Call

It has been rumored for months and now ND is back on the schedule.   That is the good news. 

Michigan has scheduled to play at ND in 2018 and in Ann Arbor in 2019.   Michigan bought out it's home and home contract with Arkansas, rumored to be a $2M hit.

So what's the bad news?

In 2018, Michigan opens at ND

Plays MSU in East Lansing

Plays OSU in Columbus

I hate when Michigan plays a difficult opponent in week 1, it doesn't make a ton of sense to me.   In 2017, they play Florida in Dallas to open the season.   I'm all for a difficult week 2 match-up after they open against a MAC school.   Does anyone think the Utah game would have gone different in Week 4 vs. Week 1 last year? 

Michigan also went to South Bend the last time they played.   Many of us has erased that game from memory.  

ND will also visit Ann Arbor in October in 2019, which is strange.

Michigan bought out a home game against an SEC team to play a road game at ND in 2018?

Glad the game is back, not happy how it got scheduled.  Should have been at Michigan in 2018 and at ND in 2019.



Tim said...

I totally get where you are coming from regarding a scheduling standpoint. Makes sense to me.

Another thought - do you feel playoff committee looks differently at a week 1 loss vs week 4 loss?

Cormac said...

Warde Manuel got schooled. Never try to outlawyer a lawyer.