August 09, 2008

Cuse is in the House??

Looks like a 10 year home and "home" (home being the Meadowlands for the Cuse) series with Syracuse is on the verge of happening.

What do you think Irish fans?? Is this the marquee November matchup you've all been dying for?? Are you as excited as I am that we never picked up the phone to return Miami or Alabama's call for a series and instead lined up a ten year series with a team that went 2-10 last year??

I don't have any problem with this series, but not at the expense of other quality games. Syracuse will turn their program around eventually with a new coach, but I hope that this series doesn't prevent us from lining up other quality home and home matchups.

In case you are curious, here is our projected 2010 football schedule (Jimmy Clausen and Robert Hughes' senior years):

9-4 Purdue
9-11 Michigan
9-18 @ Michigan State
9-25 Stanford
10-2 @ Boston College
10-9 Pittsburgh
10-16 Army @ Chicago
10-23 Navy @Baltimore, MD
11-7 Connecticut
11-13 Utah
11-20 Syracuse
11-27 @ Southern California

Is anyone as excited as I am about those back to back November home games against Utah and Syracuse?? Can't wait to put in my lottery requests for those huge matchups. Well, I guess we will have as good a chance as ever to go undefeated that year.

Checking in on an opponent, USC QB Mark Sanchez dislocated his knee cap yesterday in practice. Sounds like he will be out for the opener and possibly longer. Could be something to keep an eye on. Maybe Mitch Mustain will have his day in the sun after all.

1 comment:

Mike said...

Since I live in the area, I'm a little disappointed that these games won't be at the Dome. Having said that, I think that it's a good idea to galvanize the New York City fan base with semi-annual games in the Meadowlands. Whether Syracuse is the proper opponent is debatable, but hopefully the Orangemen will right the ship by hiring a decent replacement for Robinson after this year's impending disaster. Either way, I hope that Swarbrick takes some corrective measures to remedy the Monk Malloy/Kevin White "path of least resistance" scheduling policy, which is both embarrassing and a threat to ND's future as an independent.