jvquarterback wrote: Fido wrote:
bamf3000 wrote:I dont think he needs to book them all later in the season for P5 opponents, but we couldnt buffer in some slightly worse teams in between those 3 games? I mean...even Portland St between the Utah and Wisconsin would give our guys a little bit of a breather
I'd still rather play the FCS team as the opener to warm up for those P5 games.
Here's how I would like the first four weeks to have gone.
Week 0 LSU
Week 1 Portland St
Week 2 Utah
Week 3 Wisconsin
Playing LSU week 0 would have made it the most watched game of the year without any competition. And I don't think BYU's chanceds of winning would have changed much whether it was week 0 or week 1. The possibility of winning week 2 would be much better after playing Portland rather than traveling back from Houston after a game with LSU.
Before you guys get too crazy, remember that to play a regular season game in "Week 0", or the last weekend of August, you either need to play in the Kickoff Classic, play against an FCS team, or get the NCAA to sanction and give you a waiver to play an FBS team, which they rarely do. So, to play LSU, you'd have to go grovel to the NCAA for something they only do once or twice every few years.
BYU only gets to play in Week 0 because it's against FCS Portland State.