Tuesday, January 27, 2009

4th OOC Game Close to Being Announced

According to this morning's Daily Skiff, the Frogs are 7 to 10 days from announcing their 4th out of conference opponent for the 2009 season. In the article, Associate Athletic Director Jack Hesselbrock says that he has reached an agreement with a school that is a "nice, solid name that people will know" and that the Frogs will travel to the unamed school for a road game this fall with a future home game at Amon G.

The speculation on this topic has been pretty rampant. Ole Miss has been the name floated out there the most, along with Penn State, Ohio State, Kansas State, Florida State, Houston and Tulane. There has also been some pessimist speculation that the Frogs might have to resort to filling that 4th game with a I-AA opponent such as McNeese State. The unattractiveness of that matchup is compounded by the fact that the Frogs already have an '09 home game against Texas State. The other scheduled out of conference games are an away game against Virginia and a home game against our favorite coked-out, football-inept "rivals" 30 miles to the East.

As for the complete football schedule, don't hold your breath. Since the Frogs joined the MWC, their schedules have come out on March 8, March 1, March 20 and a ridiculously late April 1 last year. I'd gladly wait until June if it meant the Utah game would be on a Saturday night.

4 comments:

Little moe with the gimpy leg said...

I hope we play OLe Miss they are suppose to be really good next year.. and I know we would dominate. That win will take us far.

bmul88 said...

It's a home and home with Houston.
Yipeee...

CounselorFrog said...

Source on that one???

Lyle Lanley said...

Houston isn't Penn State, but they are a good team and within easy travelling distance.