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UConn future scheduling, or lack thereof.
We've endlessly hashed and rehashed what UConn's 2019 schedule might look like. But I got curious--what about after that?

UConn does not have more than 4 games scheduled in any year.

I think that the UConn braintrust really thinks they're getting a football invite somewhere somehow.
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(10-03-2019 01:34 PM)johnbragg Wrote:  We've endlessly hashed and rehashed what UConn's 2019 schedule might look like. But I got curious--what about after that?

UConn does not have more than 4 games scheduled in any year.

I think that the UConn braintrust really thinks they're getting a football invite somewhere somehow.

Or they're planning to drop the sport....
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(10-03-2019 01:34 PM)johnbragg Wrote:  UConn does not have more than 4 games scheduled in any year.

And UMass has >7 through 2025.

Hmmm...
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Or they're working on scheduling games but nothing is finalized.
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(10-03-2019 01:48 PM)McKinney Wrote:  Or they're working on scheduling games but nothing is finalized.
Ding Ding Ding

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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
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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

Cincinnati's schedule is full. We won't be dropping games against Nebraska and Indiana for UConn, and of course we have our long series with Miami(OH). We don't need to drop our FCS game for another hoops date (and we certainly won't give up a home football to travel to UConn), we already have Xavier, Tennessee and UNLV on the docket for 2020 and I am sure we'll have no problem filling that schedule out.
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Probably trying to finalize a bunch of stuff.

It's only been like 3 months since they announced they were leaving.
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American won't have a shortage. They'll just reareange conference games but there will still be 8 a piece. Some teams might schedule UConn but would just be as regular non-conference game.
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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

That's just a dream IMO. They're still going to have 8 conference games... The OOC situation hasn't changed.... AAC teams aren't going to do much to help UConn out at all..... They made their bed.
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(10-03-2019 02:54 PM)Gamecock Wrote:  Probably trying to finalize a bunch of stuff.

It's only been like 3 months since they announced they were leaving.

I agree. I'll guess they have more than 4 but fewer than 12 games lined up and aren't ready to announce any of them yet.

UConn is definitely behind the 8-ball and better be working fast.

New Mexico State announced its 2018 indy football schedule on August 25, 2017 -- but NMSU knew by about March 1, 2016 that they would have to be a football indy in 2018. UConn has 16 months' less advance time to prepare for its first indy football season.
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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

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.
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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.

yep. It would have been much easier if this had been this season with 14 regular weeks from Labor Day weekend to Thanksgiving weekend. Next year it's back to the normal 13. So a much tighter thing.
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(10-03-2019 02:20 PM)GoldenWarrior11 Wrote:  Army has two FCS games on the schedule (Bucknell and Princeton).

That's been the status quo for Army under Monken. Prior to 2014, the last time they played two FCS teams in a season was 1997. Since then they've scheduled two FCS teams in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, and 2020. Half of those games have been against conference foes from the Patriot League.
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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]
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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]

New Mexico State and Liberty each twice in 2020?

Man...that proposed schedule seems a best case scenario and is a truly dismal schedule.
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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

Why can't they play an all new big east fcs schedule? Maybe fox sports 1-2 or SNY will pay them 6mil a year for it. Heck maybe Madison Square garden will pay every NBE team an extra million dollars apiece to help out. 07-coffee307-coffee307-coffee3
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(10-03-2019 02:55 PM)ohio1317 Wrote:  American won't have a shortage. They'll just reareange conference games but there will still be 8 a piece. Some teams might schedule UConn but would just be as regular non-conference game.

Not @ UConn.
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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.

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JMU should get them to play @ JMU in 2021.
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