Tuesday, October 27, 2009

TCU vs. UCLA in 2010?

With one more opening on the non-conference schedule for 2010, you can get ready for another round of rumors as to who might fill that void...just like we had last year until the Clemson game was announced. The early rumor was another home game against Texas State, but now Bruinzone.com, a UCLA message board, has cranked up rumors of UCLA coming to the Metroplex to play TCU in the season opener at Jerry World.

It's impossible to say if there's any truth to this, but here's my take on it: the rumor probably got started because TCU and UCLA very well may be having discussions about playing next year (supposedly Kansas State is dropping their game vs. UCLA), but UCLA most likely wants to play in Arlington, whereas TCU wants to keep the game in Fort Worth (a position I adamantly agree with). Eventually, this will become a sticking point and both teams will move on. Isn't that essentially what happened with Ole Miss?

11 comments:

LT4heisman said...

Why the shit would that game take place at the Death Star? Nuetral site? Please. What a bunch of babies.

Me thinks thats rah-taded.

BuckNasty said...

I don't like the fact of playing at Jerry World either, but I don't think we should make that a deal breaker. It will be good for us to play a Pac 10 team and even if it is in Arlington, we will still get the national spotlight for playing there. I would rather play UCLA in Arlington than another game vs. TSU. We need to schedule as many games like this as possible. I say bring it on.

Lyle Lanley said...

UCLA isn't going to bring enough people to necessitate moving it to that big of a stadium. Plus...if we're just going to move a home game for any old Pac 10/other big conference team that doesn't want to play in FW, then why raise/spend the money to renovate the stadium?

Play us in Fort Worth.

LT4heisman said...

Im sure our average attendance, coupled with the projected numbers coming from California would be real inticing to Jerry (Granted, I'm discounting potential mid-cites trash).

theredbarron said...

Not sure how scheduling and all that works but if we play at a neutral site, does it count as a home game? If it counts as an away game, it would be pretty awesome to play one of our away games in Arlington. Once again I don't known how the scheduling works so if somebody does, please enlighten me.

BuckNasty said...

I just don't want us to miss out on SOS opportunities. TSU v. UCLA? I would rather take UCLA, even if it is just a one time thing in Arlington. But I don't agree with it. They shouldn't be pussies and should play us at home. This has been one of our problems for the past decade with scheduling BCS conference schools.

On another note, Anyone else just watch PTI, and question, "Who would you rather see in the Title game, Iowa or TCU? Korneiser said he would rather see TCU and Wilbon said he wants to see us both if SEC and UT lose.

Lyle Lanley said...

But if you play UCLA as a one-time thing in Arlington, then EVERY big-conference team will want to play there instead of in Fort Worth.

That being said...if UCLA/whoever wants to have THEIR home game in Arlington...I'd do that in a heart-beat.

BuckNasty said...

True. Good point.

Spit Purple said...

Our current non-conference games for next season are scheduled for 9/4, 9/11 and 9/18. UCLA's K-State game is 9/4. The day we are scheduled to play Baylor. All of that combined with the fact that UCLA is already scheduled to be in Austin to play UTx on 9/18 makes TCU UCLA seem unlikely to me.

Little moe with the gimpy leg said...

On college football live, they are saying that TCU should be #4. They also said we are the non BCS Alabama... They where loving us! We need to keep it up!

Texas Hammer said...

UCLA would bring all of about 1k fans to Jerry World, or The Carter for that matter.

Lyle's right...playing ANY team over there as a "home" game will open up the floodgates for future defectors. (See OU, LSU, Arkie)

Let's not set that trend. The Carter is our 12th Man and we're only something like 51-6 at home over the past 10 years. Teams are scared to play us at home and is probably one of the biggest reasons why we rarely get home-and-home deals with the so called "big boys."

If UCLA wants to play us, come to the The Carter unless it's their "home" game.