Posted by MikeT23 on 10/22/2013 3:32:00 PM (view original):
This year, their out of conference is horrible. Even if they're forgiven for Cal, is there a legit excuse for Buffalo, SDSU AND Florida A&M? That's giving them a pass for the weak conference but they went overboard with three like that.
But that is typical. Look at Auburn. washington St., arkansas st., western carolina, florida atlantic. How about A&M. rice, sam houston st., smu, utep. LSU (tcu, uab, kent st., furman). Arkansas (UL lafayette, samford, southern miss, rutgers). Bama has Va Tech, but also colorado st., georgia st., chattanooga. Miss. St. has Okie St., but then adds the powers that are alcorn st., troy, bowling green. Ole Miss has Texas, and the really difficult games of SE missouri, idaho, troy. I can do this all morning as this is the norm, not the exception.
I get that the SEC is better than the Big Ten this year, but some of that is definitely a bit of a luck factor, yet I don't see you killing the SEC teams for their terrible scheduling. Why treat Ohio State different than virtually every other team?