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):
9-18 @ Michigan State
10-2 @ Boston College
10-16 Army @ Chicago
10-23 Navy @Baltimore, MD
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.