Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I'm not sure there is anything I would rather watch less than Bruce Feldman's projection for the Orange Bowl. Wow, shows you how truly bad those conferences are this year and how wonky the system is.
Oregon could be a fun opponent, I'm sure we could certainly come up with some clever signs reminding them how ugly their uniforms are and how they have sold their soul to Nike.
ESPN Bowl Projections Week 11 - ESPN
Nov. 12, 2008
FORT WORTH, Texas -- TCU and the University of Virginia will begin a home-and-home football series next season in Charlottesville, Va.
The Horned Frogs and Cavaliers will meet Sept. 12 at Scott Stadium. Virginia will travel to Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth in the 2012 campaign.
Virginia gives 15th-ranked TCU (9-2, 6-1) three confirmed non-conference games next season. The Frogs also have Sept. 19 and Sept. 26 home dates with Texas State and SMU, respectively. A fourth and final non-conference game will be announced later.
TCU and Virginia will face each other for just the second time in their history. The first meeting saw a 20-10 Cavalier victory in the 1994 Independence Bowl.
Virginia represents the Frogs' first game against an ACC opponent since 1997, when North Carolina won 31-10 at TCU.
The Cavaliers, coached by Al Groh, are 5-5 this season with a 3-3 mark in ACC play.
The Frogs are 11-3 in their last 14 games against teams from conferences with automatic BCS bids.
The Frogs tip-off the 2008-'09 season this Friday against Western Michigan in the ESPN Charleston Classic, which incidentally, is NOT on any of the ESPN family of networks (or any TV, for that matter). Other potential opponents for the weekend include Clemson, East Tennessee State, College of Charleston, Temple, SIU-Edwardsville and Hofstra.
The home opener is next Wednesday, November 19th when the Frogs take on Nebraska. It'd be nice for the Jim Christian era to start out with a large, vocal crowd at the DMC.