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Check the comments...several posters are saying that we will play BYU in 2013. Some conflicting info on whether it is a 2 or 3 game series and where the games will be played.
The Kent St. series will get pushed back.
The UCF Knights and the Penn State Nittany Lions have scheduled a 2013-14 home-and-home football series, the Orlando Sentinel has reported.
I'd love a BYU series. My first game ever in Beaver Stadium was against Ty Detmer and BYU. My parents and oldest brother in Salt Lake City would be pumped too.
It would be a fun away game. I've been needing an excuse to go check out Utah. Just seems like another country to me.
Frankly, a game against BYU would be an upgrade in our OOC at a time when we supposedly are downgrading the OOC, so that makes no sense to me. Let me say, I would love it.
This post was edited by LafayetteLion 15 months ago
I'm not sure why we would try to downgrade our OOC when we can't win the national championship and we don't get to play in a bowl game. I'd think we'd want to do the opposite.
This post was edited by lion95 15 months ago
What makes you think they are trying to downgrade? UCF is an upgrade. BYU would be an upgrade.
I responded to Lafeyette. I didn't say this was a downgrade. It is certainly an upgrade.
15 years from now when you look back at the sanction years what will really matter? That we played competitive teams but lost? No, IMO record is all that will have mattered. To say "PSU never had a down year during the sanctions" will be one the the biggest recruiting tools possible.
If that means a weaker OOC schedule, then so be it. Do Boise fans look back and care they they beat a bunch of lower tier schools? No. They just have bragging rights that they are a perennial 11 win team.
The argument of weak/stronger OOC schedule is a matter of looking at short term goals vs. long term goals. Understandably, a lot of people here look at short term and say "if we can't go to a bowl game, we might as well schedule hard exciting teams."
Pro: Exciting premier games
Con: Risk of being not being as competitive with a depleted sanction roster.
On the other hand some people, like me, think long term; "The better the record, the better it looks despite the competition."
Pro: 10 wins a year, attendance is high, WINNING TRADITION CONTINUES
Con: Beating schools like Eastern Michigan, Kansas, bottom feeders, etc.
If you are able to say "Penn State went 8-4, 9-3 throughout the sanction years," no one will be able to take that away from you. Perception is everything, and everyone looks at the records.
Again, this is one of those debates that there is no right or wrong answer, just personal preference.
I was at that game too. I was a youngster then, and my dad and I got down by the tunnel. Detmer slapped my hand when he was walking on the field.
"A bowl game ain't nothing but a vacation." - Gerald Hodges
"...no one will ever take that away from you...". I was once naive enough to believe that.
“We’re doing things we couldn’t imagine,” says safety Stephen Obeng-Agyapong. “But we’re doing them together.”
I'm not so sure that is true. Who out there really thinks that Rutgers is any good? 7 bowl appearances the last 8 years, 5 bowl wins and no one thinks they are any good. Why? Because they always have one of the worst SOS of any BCS conference team.
They also played a cupcake conference schedule too. Although the perception of the Big Ten is down it's still a very respected conference.
I'm in favor of playing BYU anyway. Teams should challenge themselves in the OOC. Should BYU & UCF aren't the top of the top, but both are very solid programs & pretty cool trips for the teams.
WTF? I did not post this. What's the deal here?
Having lived there twice, I will say it is absolutely beautiful, especially the Park City area.
Now this could be interesting.
Well, "naive" is spelled correctly so that knocks off about 85% of this board.
A ghost, IMO.
This post was edited by RRR56 15 months ago
Yeah I'll bet, would love to go check it out.
Around 2010 there was talk of a three game series with BYU, with one game at Beaver Stadium, one in Provo, and the third at Fed Ex Field (there is a large LDS community in DC). Those talks fell apart after BYU went independent. With BYU likely going back to the MWC, maybe those talks are on again.
BYU is one of the most scenic campuses you'll ever see. Lavell Edwards Stadium sits at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains. But don't plan to tailgate much in Provo. If you want the traditional pregaming, you should stay in Salt Lake City or Park City and make the 30-40 minute drive down to Provo.
i hate mormons
“Never trust a government that doesn't trust its own citizens with guns.”
A friend of mine from Utah said the same exact thing earlier today.
I hope they play late in the season when there might be a chance to go boarding after the game.
“We need to keep this (expletive) together,” Mauti and Zordich to Hill
It's an upgrade, as for my enthusiasm...."eh" is about all I can say.
If you plan on making the trip, don't plan on anything in salt lake city to be open on Sunday. Because its not.
Park City is the place to stay...has just about everything from food to shopping.
The ski resorts usually don't open until November and even then it may be limited based on the amount of Natural snowfall. I think the big opening is right around Thanksgiving. For those non-skiers with small kids there are some tubing places to go to...there's one about halfway up the canyon (I-80) from Salt Lake to Park City, near Jeremy Ranch.
Once the sanctions are done, I hope we schedule some good BCS conference schools...BYU and UCF aren't gonna bring us back to national prominence.
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