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I thought it was cool that the Navy vs ND game was going to be played in Annapolis for the first time in a very, very long time. But now it's going to likely be played without fans, which would detract from that novelty. It would be gracious for ND to play there next year if Navy has to travel to South Bend this season.
In fact ND has never played there. I believe the likely scenario will be that ND will play there next season.


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Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:15 pm

It leaked yesterday that the SEC AD's have voted to go to a 10 game conference only schedule. It needs to be voted on by the Presidents. If approved it will be interesting to see what happens with the ACC. They voted for the +1 non-conference game due in part to 4 in-state rivalry games with SEC teams. If that's gone do they revert to a 10 game only conference schedule or do they amend their rules on who the +1 game can be against and where.
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Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:06 am

Yep SEC goes conference only and Tulane wants it’s money.
https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge ... 17e5a.html
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Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:00 pm

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Yep SEC goes conference only and Tulane wants it’s money.
https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge ... 17e5a.html
Dannen would be making a huge mistake insisting on getting "our money". Best outcome is just to reschedule the game as soon as possible--and even if that isn't possible, let it go. Otherwise, good luck trying to schedule SEC opponents for the next several years.
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Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:31 pm

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tpstulane wrote:
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Yep SEC goes conference only and Tulane wants it’s money.
https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge ... 17e5a.html
Dannen would be making a huge mistake insisting on getting "our money". Best outcome is just to reschedule the game as soon as possible--and even if that isn't possible, let it go. Otherwise, good luck trying to schedule SEC opponents for the next several years.
Tulane and Dannen, need a history lesson...during the Katrina Season, Mississippi State refused to take a penny, much less a dime from it's guarantee for the game played, if memory serves at ULM. Sylvster Croom and the Miss AD refused the check and if memory serves donated more money to Tulanes atheltic fund that year....
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Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:09 pm

Dannen said he wanted to see their intentions moving forward (rescheduling and favorable deals), he’s not going to burn a bridge over 200k, he’ll let the other schools (fcs and smaller G5’s) who are losing more money pursue it hard in court.
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Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:57 pm

I would hope the same is true for Northwestern.

Golfnut, I remember what you remember about MSU and others in our Katrina season. Tulane should show some willingness to forgo a few dollars to build goodwill and good games on the schedule going forward.

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Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:01 pm

AAC to stick with 8 conference games and as many non-conference games as possible:

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/texas- ... 449733.php
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Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:31 pm

Honestly I’d rather do 10 and 2. I wouldn’t mind adding USF/ECU and get us some wins
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Honestly I’d rather do 10 and 2. I wouldn’t mind adding USF/ECU and get us some wins
ECU is on our schedule, and the game , if played today in Greenville, would be maybe 3 point spread either way. There's no easy game in this conference. Maybe our offense IS a lot better, but we'll probably need over 30 points to win that game. The Pirates offense was clicking the second half of last season. You have to figure their D will improve under Mike Houston, who is one of the young up and coming coaches in D1.
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Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:03 am

I'd rather just go 10 conference games. That would add Cincy who is better than both of the P5's we lost. It allows for extra bye weeks to provide opportunities to make up games.
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DfromCT wrote:
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Honestly I’d rather do 10 and 2. I wouldn’t mind adding USF/ECU and get us some wins
ECU is on our schedule, and the game , if played today in Greenville, would be maybe 3 point spread either way. There's no easy game in this conference. Maybe our offense IS a lot better, but we'll probably need over 30 points to win that game. The Pirates offense was clicking the second half of last season. You have to figure their D will improve under Mike Houston, who is one of the young up and coming coaches in D1.
Haha, I can’t believe I forgot we play ECU. And yes I agree they’re not going to be an easy out. Win, I agree Cinci is going to be VERY good. It’s kind of ridiculous they aren’t getting more National love
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Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:49 pm

So, as of today (08/02/2020), the original schedule will not be adjusted at all except that the Northwestern and Miss. State games have been dropped. The other original play dates remain the same. Tulane will early start on 09/03 at home against SeLa. Army comes to Yulman in November.

That works out being SIX (6) home games and FOUR (4) road games. Why in Hades would anyone on this board complain about that?
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Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:51 am

So will the Wave find two other, presumably independent, opponents to fill the two cancellations? UConn and BYU?
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So will the Wave find two other, presumably independent, opponents to fill the two cancellations? UConn and BYU?
I would much rather play NDSU, (winner of 7 of the last 8 FCS championships) who would beat the hell out of UConn, and probably beat BYU pretty well. They are 5-0 in their last 5 against P5 schools, and own two (of the 5 all-time) FCS victories versus a ranked P5 opponent. But it would be our 2nd FCS game of the year, and it wouldn't count in our win total if we happened to beat them. I don't think we're looking to add games, though, as the two added bye weeks gives scheduling flexibility. I wonder if we're healthy and playing if we don't move a late season game up into one of the slots from Northwestern or MSU.
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Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:51 pm

I think we'll break .500 this season. The two games that were risky in nonconference play have been dropped. We get an FCS tuneup and a home game with Army that is near the time we play Navy.

Likely a 6-4/7-3 type of season as long as the QB position isn't a disaster.
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Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:01 pm

We need to aggressively pursue adding two BIG12 games to our schedule . AUDITION FOR ADMISSION .
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Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:06 am

Big 12 goes with 9 conference games and one non-con.
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A preview of the 2020 season, with a history lesson
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/295 ... s-pandemic
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Big 12 goes with 9 conference games and one non-con.
Pee Wee Herman, of the university of texas @ austin, writes a thank you note to the sec for helping save his job
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Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:37 am

Would love to hand Les Miles and Kansas a loss if their game against S I U falls through .
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A preview of the 2020 season, with a history lesson
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/295 ... s-pandemic
Good read. Thanks for the link.
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Big 12 goes with 9 conference games and one non-con.
We need to grab a couple of those pronto..
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Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:11 pm

Kansas would be a one to go to and beat them since they like to come here and recruit.
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Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:57 pm

It's a nice dream, but I don't see very high probability of it happening. Why would a Big 12 school not go with one of their previously scheduled (and contracted) non-conference foes? Surely most, if not all, have an FCS tune up game, and a G5 or long term rivalry that they'll choose from.

Put it another way: If you're in the SunBelt you're keeping your fingers crossed an AAC team would give you a game that's not scheduled currently. What's the chances of that happening? Particularly to the 5th or 6th best team in the SunBelt.
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