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(10-03-2019 08:42 PM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  Tweaked a potential realistic 2020 schedule for UConn that I posted in a previous thread that was inexplicably locked:

(01) Thu, 09/03: Massachusetts
(02) Sat, 09/12: @ Illinois
(03) Sat, 09/19: Maine (FCS)
(04) Sat, 09/26: Indiana
(05) Sat, 10/03: @ Bowling Green [replaces Liberty @ Bowling Green]
(06) Sat, 10/10: Liberty [ULM @ Liberty moves from 10/10 to 10/03]
(07) Sat, 10/17: @ Air Force
(08) Sat, 10/24: @ Louisiana-Monroe
(09) Sat, 10/31: New Mexico State [NMSU has a bye this week]
(10) Sat, 11/07: @ Massachusetts [replaces NMSU @ UMass; NMSU gets a bye instead]
(11) Sat, 11/14: @ Liberty [replaces FCS Western Carolina @ Liberty]
(12) Sat, 11/21: BYE
(13) Sat, 11/28: @ New Mexico State [NMSU has a bye this week]

Only 5 home games, and none after Oct. 31st - I guess basketball season won't come fast enough!
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(10-04-2019 06:03 AM)esayem Wrote:  I imagine their 2020 schedule will look more like a transitional FCS to FBS schedule than a program that is leaving a conference to become Independent. This is mainly because they are rushing to the Big East and have accepted this fate. I could see four FCS schools, which will essentially make them ineligible for a bowl, but they might actually have a good season and spark some interest.

They’re big boys, they’ll be fine.

The problem is that they need 5 home games, and only one of those can be against an FCS school. That's aside from the bowl eligibility rule. So they'd be paying FCS schools to come to their stadium for no reason (beyond the first), or they'd be going to FCS stadiums, which also has no point.
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(10-04-2019 06:29 AM)Hokie Mark Wrote:  
(10-03-2019 08:42 PM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  Tweaked a potential realistic 2020 schedule for UConn that I posted in a previous thread that was inexplicably locked:

(01) Thu, 09/03: Massachusetts
(02) Sat, 09/12: @ Illinois
(03) Sat, 09/19: Maine (FCS)
(04) Sat, 09/26: Indiana
(05) Sat, 10/03: @ Bowling Green [replaces Liberty @ Bowling Green]
(06) Sat, 10/10: Liberty [ULM @ Liberty moves from 10/10 to 10/03]
(07) Sat, 10/17: @ Air Force
(08) Sat, 10/24: @ Louisiana-Monroe
(09) Sat, 10/31: New Mexico State [NMSU has a bye this week]
(10) Sat, 11/07: @ Massachusetts [replaces NMSU @ UMass; NMSU gets a bye instead]
(11) Sat, 11/14: @ Liberty [replaces FCS Western Carolina @ Liberty]
(12) Sat, 11/21: BYE
(13) Sat, 11/28: @ New Mexico State [NMSU has a bye this week]

Only 5 home games, and none after Oct. 31st - I guess basketball season won't come fast enough!

It's something of a boon for the schools that get them to come to their stadium. Not that UConn would attract any big crowds, but the home school would be getting an FBS opponent of FCS strength and for possibly even less than they'd pay an FCS school.
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(10-03-2019 02:20 PM)GoldenWarrior11 Wrote:  UConn was to have the following AAC matchups next year. Given the lack of flexibility for next year's schedules (for UConn and scheduled AAC teams), I wonder if any of the AAC programs would just keep UConn on the schedule to avoid trying to find a new opponent on short notice (or maybe they just add another AAC opponent instead?). Virginia Tech and TCU still have openings, but I don't see where any other openings appear. ECU, Houston, Navy and USF could, theoretically, just keep UConn on the schedule for a home game. I definitely expect UCF to swap out that scheduled UConn game with someone else (Tulane most likely too). Not sure if Cincinnati or Temple would want to keep their away game at UConn (probably not); maybe there's a basketball scheduling agreement that would need to come with it. The other possibility is current programs dropping an FCS game in order to schedule UConn (which would be an FBS game). Army has two FCS games on the schedule (Bucknell and Princeton).

vs. Cincinnati
vs. UCF
vs. Temple
vs. Tulane
@ ECU
@ Houston
@ Navy
@ USF

All they have to do is scrap the old conference schedule and make a new one that doesn’t include UConn. It’s not rocket science. Each school will play 8 conference opponents and miss 2.
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(10-04-2019 06:45 AM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  
(10-04-2019 06:03 AM)esayem Wrote:  I imagine their 2020 schedule will look more like a transitional FCS to FBS schedule than a program that is leaving a conference to become Independent. This is mainly because they are rushing to the Big East and have accepted this fate. I could see four FCS schools, which will essentially make them ineligible for a bowl, but they might actually have a good season and spark some interest.

They’re big boys, they’ll be fine.

The problem is that they need 5 home games, and only one of those can be against an FCS school. That's aside from the bowl eligibility rule. So they'd be paying FCS schools to come to their stadium for no reason (beyond the first), or they'd be going to FCS stadiums, which also has no point.

I don't think the 5 home/one against FCS thing will really matter. I'm sure the NCAA will give them a one year waiver for pretty much whatever schedule they come up with for 2020 and maybe 2021. They aren't going to go through the hassle of kicking a school out.
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(10-03-2019 04:35 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  
(10-03-2019 02:20 PM)GoldenWarrior11 Wrote:  UConn was to have the following AAC matchups next year. Given the lack of flexibility for next year's schedules (for UConn and scheduled AAC teams), I wonder if any of the AAC programs would just keep UConn on the schedule to avoid trying to find a new opponent on short notice (or maybe they just add another AAC opponent instead?). Virginia Tech and TCU still have openings, but I don't see where any other openings appear. ECU, Houston, Navy and USF could, theoretically, just keep UConn on the schedule for a home game. I definitely expect UCF to swap out that scheduled UConn game with someone else (Tulane most likely too). Not sure if Cincinnati or Temple would want to keep their away game at UConn (probably not); maybe there's a basketball scheduling agreement that would need to come with it. The other possibility is current programs dropping an FCS game in order to schedule UConn (which would be an FBS game). Army has two FCS games on the schedule (Bucknell and Princeton).

vs. Cincinnati
vs. UCF
vs. Temple
vs. Tulane
@ ECU
@ Houston
@ Navy
@ USF

AAC teams can only keep UConn on their schedule if they have an OOC opening. The AAC teams with UConn on the schedule will need to replace UConn with a conference game (they still need 8 conference games). UConn cant replace a conference game.

Becasue its so late, UConn scheduling will be very complex. Basically, they will have to negotiate deals where two teams that are already scheduled to play one another---will opt to cancel that game and instead each schedule a game vs UConn. UConn is going to have to ante up some cash to make that happen. However, for every game they insert themselves into, they get TWO games on their schedule. The problem is---this is like a puzzle as the UConn schedule begins to fill. You have to not only find games where BOTH teams are willing to give up the scheduled game for a UConn game---but they also have to have the open weeks that dont conflict with any other portions of the schedule UConn has built or is working on. Its not going to be easy---and someone with the right open week probably stands to make quite a bit of money.

I don't want to discourage the hoopty-bounce kids from talking about football. I think it will help them with that new husky kid in their playgroup.

Plus some of the things they say are just adorable!
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(10-04-2019 07:48 AM)Gamecock Wrote:  
(10-04-2019 06:45 AM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  
(10-04-2019 06:03 AM)esayem Wrote:  I imagine their 2020 schedule will look more like a transitional FCS to FBS schedule than a program that is leaving a conference to become Independent. This is mainly because they are rushing to the Big East and have accepted this fate. I could see four FCS schools, which will essentially make them ineligible for a bowl, but they might actually have a good season and spark some interest.

They’re big boys, they’ll be fine.

The problem is that they need 5 home games, and only one of those can be against an FCS school. That's aside from the bowl eligibility rule. So they'd be paying FCS schools to come to their stadium for no reason (beyond the first), or they'd be going to FCS stadiums, which also has no point.

I don't think the 5 home/one against FCS thing will really matter. I'm sure the NCAA will give them a one year waiver for pretty much whatever schedule they come up with for 2020 and maybe 2021. They aren't going to go through the hassle of kicking a school out.

I took a look at the NCAA's manual, and it looks like the only thing that happens if you play a non-compliant schedule is that the NCAA sends you a sternly-worded letter. The second non-compliant schedule gets you what amounts to probation, during which you have three years to get off probation by putting together a compliant schedule. Unless I read it wrong, it takes a half-decade of non-compliant scheduling to get knocked down to FCS against your will. Any discussion of needing a certain number of FBS home games for next year should probably have the word needs wrapped in quotation marks.
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(10-04-2019 06:45 AM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  
(10-04-2019 06:03 AM)esayem Wrote:  I imagine their 2020 schedule will look more like a transitional FCS to FBS schedule than a program that is leaving a conference to become Independent. This is mainly because they are rushing to the Big East and have accepted this fate. I could see four FCS schools, which will essentially make them ineligible for a bowl, but they might actually have a good season and spark some interest.

They’re big boys, they’ll be fine.

The problem is that they need 5 home games, and only one of those can be against an FCS school. That's aside from the bowl eligibility rule. So they'd be paying FCS schools to come to their stadium for no reason (beyond the first), or they'd be going to FCS stadiums, which also has no point.

Or else what?
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(10-04-2019 08:33 AM)esayem Wrote:  
(10-04-2019 06:45 AM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  
(10-04-2019 06:03 AM)esayem Wrote:  I imagine their 2020 schedule will look more like a transitional FCS to FBS schedule than a program that is leaving a conference to become Independent. This is mainly because they are rushing to the Big East and have accepted this fate. I could see four FCS schools, which will essentially make them ineligible for a bowl, but they might actually have a good season and spark some interest.

They’re big boys, they’ll be fine.

The problem is that they need 5 home games, and only one of those can be against an FCS school. That's aside from the bowl eligibility rule. So they'd be paying FCS schools to come to their stadium for no reason (beyond the first), or they'd be going to FCS stadiums, which also has no point.

Or else what?

I think esayem is on the right track here. UConn needs to get a few wins to build their confidence up. They haven't been able to beat the teams in the AAC, who many on the College Sports & Realignment board seem to think is at best the 7th or 8th FBS conference in the country (not saying you are right, I am saying that is what many think). Might as well load up on the FCS and low-level G5/Indy school to get some momentum for the upcoming years to get themselves into maybe a bowl in 2021, 2022 and thereafter.
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(10-04-2019 08:30 AM)Bogg Wrote:  
(10-04-2019 07:48 AM)Gamecock Wrote:  
(10-04-2019 06:45 AM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  
(10-04-2019 06:03 AM)esayem Wrote:  I imagine their 2020 schedule will look more like a transitional FCS to FBS schedule than a program that is leaving a conference to become Independent. This is mainly because they are rushing to the Big East and have accepted this fate. I could see four FCS schools, which will essentially make them ineligible for a bowl, but they might actually have a good season and spark some interest.

They’re big boys, they’ll be fine.

The problem is that they need 5 home games, and only one of those can be against an FCS school. That's aside from the bowl eligibility rule. So they'd be paying FCS schools to come to their stadium for no reason (beyond the first), or they'd be going to FCS stadiums, which also has no point.

I don't think the 5 home/one against FCS thing will really matter. I'm sure the NCAA will give them a one year waiver for pretty much whatever schedule they come up with for 2020 and maybe 2021. They aren't going to go through the hassle of kicking a school out.

I took a look at the NCAA's manual, and it looks like the only thing that happens if you play a non-compliant schedule is that the NCAA sends you a sternly-worded letter. The second non-compliant schedule gets you what amounts to probation, during which you have three years to get off probation by putting together a compliant schedule. Unless I read it wrong, it takes a half-decade of non-compliant scheduling to get knocked down to FCS against your will. Any discussion of needing a certain number of FBS home games for next year should probably have the word needs wrapped in quotation marks.

Fair points. If UConn can be deliberately non-compliant for at least a year and get away with it sans penalty, then that may be the most feasible plan for 2020.
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(10-04-2019 08:42 AM)CliftonAve Wrote:  
(10-04-2019 08:33 AM)esayem Wrote:  
(10-04-2019 06:45 AM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  
(10-04-2019 06:03 AM)esayem Wrote:  I imagine their 2020 schedule will look more like a transitional FCS to FBS schedule than a program that is leaving a conference to become Independent. This is mainly because they are rushing to the Big East and have accepted this fate. I could see four FCS schools, which will essentially make them ineligible for a bowl, but they might actually have a good season and spark some interest.

They’re big boys, they’ll be fine.

The problem is that they need 5 home games, and only one of those can be against an FCS school. That's aside from the bowl eligibility rule. So they'd be paying FCS schools to come to their stadium for no reason (beyond the first), or they'd be going to FCS stadiums, which also has no point.

Or else what?

I think esayem is on the right track here. UConn needs to get a few wins to build their confidence up. They haven't been able to beat the teams in the AAC, who many on the College Sports & Realignment board seem to think is at best the 7th or 8th FBS conference in the country (not saying you are right, I am saying that is what many think). Might as well load up on the FCS and low-level G5/Indy school to get some momentum for the upcoming years to get themselves into maybe a bowl in 2021, 2022 and thereafter.

remember, only 1 FCS game counts towards bowl eligibility though. Only way you can be 6-6 with 2 FCS wins is if not enough teams are bowl eligible...
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(10-04-2019 08:50 AM)stever20 Wrote:  
(10-04-2019 08:42 AM)CliftonAve Wrote:  
(10-04-2019 08:33 AM)esayem Wrote:  
(10-04-2019 06:45 AM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  
(10-04-2019 06:03 AM)esayem Wrote:  I imagine their 2020 schedule will look more like a transitional FCS to FBS schedule than a program that is leaving a conference to become Independent. This is mainly because they are rushing to the Big East and have accepted this fate. I could see four FCS schools, which will essentially make them ineligible for a bowl, but they might actually have a good season and spark some interest.

They’re big boys, they’ll be fine.

The problem is that they need 5 home games, and only one of those can be against an FCS school. That's aside from the bowl eligibility rule. So they'd be paying FCS schools to come to their stadium for no reason (beyond the first), or they'd be going to FCS stadiums, which also has no point.

Or else what?

I think esayem is on the right track here. UConn needs to get a few wins to build their confidence up. They haven't been able to beat the teams in the AAC, who many on the College Sports & Realignment board seem to think is at best the 7th or 8th FBS conference in the country (not saying you are right, I am saying that is what many think). Might as well load up on the FCS and low-level G5/Indy school to get some momentum for the upcoming years to get themselves into maybe a bowl in 2021, 2022 and thereafter.

remember, only 1 FCS game counts towards bowl eligibility though. Only way you can be 6-6 with 2 FCS wins is if not enough teams are bowl eligible...

With the situation UConn has put its football program in, being bowl eligible, at least for 2020, is not a priority of theirs. More like a luxury.
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(10-04-2019 08:50 AM)stever20 Wrote:  
(10-04-2019 08:42 AM)CliftonAve Wrote:  
(10-04-2019 08:33 AM)esayem Wrote:  
(10-04-2019 06:45 AM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  
(10-04-2019 06:03 AM)esayem Wrote:  I imagine their 2020 schedule will look more like a transitional FCS to FBS schedule than a program that is leaving a conference to become Independent. This is mainly because they are rushing to the Big East and have accepted this fate. I could see four FCS schools, which will essentially make them ineligible for a bowl, but they might actually have a good season and spark some interest.

They’re big boys, they’ll be fine.

The problem is that they need 5 home games, and only one of those can be against an FCS school. That's aside from the bowl eligibility rule. So they'd be paying FCS schools to come to their stadium for no reason (beyond the first), or they'd be going to FCS stadiums, which also has no point.

Or else what?

I think esayem is on the right track here. UConn needs to get a few wins to build their confidence up. They haven't been able to beat the teams in the AAC, who many on the College Sports & Realignment board seem to think is at best the 7th or 8th FBS conference in the country (not saying you are right, I am saying that is what many think). Might as well load up on the FCS and low-level G5/Indy school to get some momentum for the upcoming years to get themselves into maybe a bowl in 2021, 2022 and thereafter.

remember, only 1 FCS game counts towards bowl eligibility though. Only way you can be 6-6 with 2 FCS wins is if not enough teams are bowl eligible...

UConn has only won ~30 games total since 2011. Other than a trip to the St. Pete Bowl in 2015 in a 6-7 season, they haven't sniffed a bowl game since 2010. They should be focusing on long-term success instead, not whether they might make it to a bowl in 2020 (when the team will likely be coming off another 1-2 win season this year).
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(10-04-2019 06:45 AM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  The problem is that they need 5 home games, and only one of those can be against an FCS school. That's aside from the bowl eligibility rule. So they'd be paying FCS schools to come to their stadium for no reason (beyond the first), or they'd be going to FCS stadiums, which also has no point.

Well, it's a game, and if it's a home game, they sell tickets to the game, and if they win, people go home a little bit happy "even if its only an FCS school".

Having one or two FCS away games would be a budgeting move ... it would be an uneven schedule, 1-2 or 1-3, and so those two FCS schools would BE their "home buy game" for four to six years ... except they don't have to buy them, they played them to fill out their 2020 schedule when they were short of FBS games.

If they only PLAY 11 games, they need 7 FBS games, and need 5 to be home games, though one of the home games can be an FCS counter.

They already have 2 home FBS games and one away, plus a game against an FCS counter. Dropping Maine and adding an FCS counter at home that can play later in the season opens the door to an FBS buy game in that date. That would be 3 home FBS (or counter), 5 total FBS.

If they can buy their way into two H/A contracts of other schools (including using the money from the FBS buy game), they would be home free on meeting minimum requirements, with 5 home, 9 total FBS

But you normally use some of the money from your P5 buy game to BUY your FCS game. So only buy one more FCS game to have a 6 game home season, and sign 2-1's or 3-1's with two additional FCS schools and play the away side in 2020.

Then the money p5 body bag game money you'd be using in part in the out years to buy a home FCS school, you've already got that FCS game on a AHH or AHHH contract, so that helps to offset the extra money you had to spend in 2020.

(10-04-2019 08:50 AM)stever20 Wrote:  remember, only 1 FCS game counts towards bowl eligibility though. Only way you can be 6-6 with 2 FCS wins is if not enough teams are bowl eligible...
UConn has no more reason to worry about losing bowl eligibility in 2020 than I have to worry about one of the young ladies in the Babe of the Day section dumping me because she finds out I'm married.
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(10-04-2019 08:50 AM)stever20 Wrote:  
(10-04-2019 08:42 AM)CliftonAve Wrote:  
(10-04-2019 08:33 AM)esayem Wrote:  
(10-04-2019 06:45 AM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  
(10-04-2019 06:03 AM)esayem Wrote:  I imagine their 2020 schedule will look more like a transitional FCS to FBS schedule than a program that is leaving a conference to become Independent. This is mainly because they are rushing to the Big East and have accepted this fate. I could see four FCS schools, which will essentially make them ineligible for a bowl, but they might actually have a good season and spark some interest.

They’re big boys, they’ll be fine.

The problem is that they need 5 home games, and only one of those can be against an FCS school. That's aside from the bowl eligibility rule. So they'd be paying FCS schools to come to their stadium for no reason (beyond the first), or they'd be going to FCS stadiums, which also has no point.

Or else what?

I think esayem is on the right track here. UConn needs to get a few wins to build their confidence up. They haven't been able to beat the teams in the AAC, who many on the College Sports & Realignment board seem to think is at best the 7th or 8th FBS conference in the country (not saying you are right, I am saying that is what many think). Might as well load up on the FCS and low-level G5/Indy school to get some momentum for the upcoming years to get themselves into maybe a bowl in 2021, 2022 and thereafter.

remember, only 1 FCS game counts towards bowl eligibility though. Only way you can be 6-6 with 2 FCS wins is if not enough teams are bowl eligible...

I don't think anyone has to worry about UConn being bowl eligible this year, next year, or any year in the near future. Also the NCAA wouldn't care about UConn FB just like their fans or the UConn administration that put their FB program in this predicament anyway. Hell their head coach (Edsell) is even cussing at the press on UConn's FB future or lack there of in his weekly pressers now. 07-coffee3
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(10-04-2019 08:20 AM)slhNavy91 Wrote:  
(10-03-2019 04:35 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  
(10-03-2019 02:20 PM)GoldenWarrior11 Wrote:  UConn was to have the following AAC matchups next year. Given the lack of flexibility for next year's schedules (for UConn and scheduled AAC teams), I wonder if any of the AAC programs would just keep UConn on the schedule to avoid trying to find a new opponent on short notice (or maybe they just add another AAC opponent instead?). Virginia Tech and TCU still have openings, but I don't see where any other openings appear. ECU, Houston, Navy and USF could, theoretically, just keep UConn on the schedule for a home game. I definitely expect UCF to swap out that scheduled UConn game with someone else (Tulane most likely too). Not sure if Cincinnati or Temple would want to keep their away game at UConn (probably not); maybe there's a basketball scheduling agreement that would need to come with it. The other possibility is current programs dropping an FCS game in order to schedule UConn (which would be an FBS game). Army has two FCS games on the schedule (Bucknell and Princeton).

vs. Cincinnati
vs. UCF
vs. Temple
vs. Tulane
@ ECU
@ Houston
@ Navy
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AAC teams can only keep UConn on their schedule if they have an OOC opening. The AAC teams with UConn on the schedule will need to replace UConn with a conference game (they still need 8 conference games). UConn cant replace a conference game.

Becasue its so late, UConn scheduling will be very complex. Basically, they will have to negotiate deals where two teams that are already scheduled to play one another---will opt to cancel that game and instead each schedule a game vs UConn. UConn is going to have to ante up some cash to make that happen. However, for every game they insert themselves into, they get TWO games on their schedule. The problem is---this is like a puzzle as the UConn schedule begins to fill. You have to not only find games where BOTH teams are willing to give up the scheduled game for a UConn game---but they also have to have the open weeks that dont conflict with any other portions of the schedule UConn has built or is working on. Its not going to be easy---and someone with the right open week probably stands to make quite a bit of money.

I don't want to discourage the hoopty-bounce kids from talking about football. I think it will help them with that new husky kid in their playgroup.

Plus some of the things they say are just adorable!

Very considerate. Every opportunity that we are allowed to speak non-basketball topics is both a privilege and a blessing.

The Husky has been fitting in well, especially since he wears Blue (like many within our playgroup). He was not really a fan of green and purple, nor did he like traveling the long distances in order to be part of the group. He is much more at home now, and due to his newfound happiness and elimination of anxiousness, will likely be much more successful and accomplished.
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RE: UConn future scheduling, or lack thereof.
Do Villanova or Georgetown have football openings in 2020?
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RE: UConn future scheduling, or lack thereof.
(10-04-2019 08:30 AM)Bogg Wrote:  
(10-04-2019 07:48 AM)Gamecock Wrote:  
(10-04-2019 06:45 AM)Nerdlinger Wrote:  
(10-04-2019 06:03 AM)esayem Wrote:  I imagine their 2020 schedule will look more like a transitional FCS to FBS schedule than a program that is leaving a conference to become Independent. This is mainly because they are rushing to the Big East and have accepted this fate. I could see four FCS schools, which will essentially make them ineligible for a bowl, but they might actually have a good season and spark some interest.

They’re big boys, they’ll be fine.

The problem is that they need 5 home games, and only one of those can be against an FCS school. That's aside from the bowl eligibility rule. So they'd be paying FCS schools to come to their stadium for no reason (beyond the first), or they'd be going to FCS stadiums, which also has no point.

I don't think the 5 home/one against FCS thing will really matter. I'm sure the NCAA will give them a one year waiver for pretty much whatever schedule they come up with for 2020 and maybe 2021. They aren't going to go through the hassle of kicking a school out.

I took a look at the NCAA's manual, and it looks like the only thing that happens if you play a non-compliant schedule is that the NCAA sends you a sternly-worded letter. The second non-compliant schedule gets you what amounts to probation, during which you have three years to get off probation by putting together a compliant schedule. Unless I read it wrong, it takes a half-decade of non-compliant scheduling to get knocked down to FCS against your will. Any discussion of needing a certain number of FBS home games for next year should probably have the word needs wrapped in quotation marks.

New interpretation based on Bogg reply, regarding the delay in 2020 schedule announcements.

UConn is planing a FBS light schedule and too embarrassed and wanting to delay the out-lash as long as possible.
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(10-04-2019 10:15 AM)megadrone Wrote:  Do Villanova or Georgetown have football openings in 2020?

If they don’t, they damn sure should make one.
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(10-04-2019 10:15 AM)megadrone Wrote:  Do Villanova or Georgetown have football openings in 2020?

You can check who has openings here: https://fbschedules.com/future-college-f...schedules/
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