One reason could be that we have this thing for scheduling MAC teams that don't know the meaning of a contract. Like Buffalo this past March, Ball State is looking at a way to get out of the home opener for the Mountaineers next year. At least they have the courtesy to give us a reach-around, and give us enough time to schedule a top notch 1-AA team. Unlike Buffalo, who gave us less than six months to replace them on the schedule. And we haven't forgotten you UCF.
The time has come and gone to get some top notch OOC games scheduled. The excuse of losing those three schools to the ACC is a broken crutch that needs to be cast aside! Virginia is just on the other side of the Appalachian mountains. Fresno St. would be fun. I would say a real SEC team, but I don't want to jinx us for next week, and we have a series set up with Auburn to start in 2008. We have a series with Michigan St. coming up, and we can only hope that John L. Smith will stick around long enough to implode against WVU. Speaking of imploding, NC State would be a good OOC for us. And oh yeah, how bout Penn St.?
I've heard some people complaining on message boards about the game with Mississippi St. not being on TV. Well? Who outside of West Virginia and northern Mississippi wants to watch that game? Yup, no one!