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This too. In the seattle area, you probably have more UW, Oregon, and OSU fans than Wazzou.
I actually like this idea. It's a decent name school from a big conference, but a game MSU should win 95% of the time (especially if it's added to the schedule soon). Our schedule is going to be tough enough facing Michigan, OSU and Penn State (who will get better and back to a power eventually) every year. It's not like MSU is shying away from tough non-conference games (games with Alabama, Oregon, Boise State already on future schedules). Nothing wrong with playing what should be a lower level team from a big conference. Plus, if it's not going on that schedule until 2020, you never know what kind of shape WSU's program could be. MSU could find itself facing a top-25 team. If it's early enough in the season, it's likely to get some publicity on ESPN just because it's two BCS schools playing each other (I'm thinking pre-game stuff on GameDay..I'm not expecting big coverage)
I also think a good deal with Washington State could open MSU up to deals with other Pac-12 schools in the future. With WSU and Oregon on the schedule, it could lead to other match-ups with the Arizona schools or Utah or Colorado or something that would be enjoyable.
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Quick flight from Seattle to Pullman. Can't wait!
This is kind of what I was thinking. If we played teams like UNC, Syracuse, Pitt or Colorado we're still playing games against BCS teams but in all likelihood they're very winnable games
If crazy Leach is still around he will probably have them respectable.
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I bet Washington State is willing to offer a package to MSU that a place like ASU is unwilling to do. MSU is already going to Boise State as well.
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I like it. Can go with my niece who you might remember from a thread something like "Prayers for a WSU Cougar" (or thereabouts) from a few years ago.
Since she's doing well, I can tease her mercilessly about her team.
And UO too right.
This. Who freaking cares about Wazoo.
I'll be there, sounds like a fun trip.
I like the "schedule BCS teams that we're still guaranteed to wail on" strategy. You get more credit for beating them than you do for beating an equally crappy MAC or CUSA team. Now schedule Kansas and Kentucky!
I don't know why people are complaining about it being a "weak" game. Of course it is. We're playing ALAFREAKINGBAMA soon, in addition to annual contests with ND, OSU, UM and PSU. Our schedule is loaded as is.
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Seeing as how there's a good chance I end up in Seattle, I like it.
I love these kinds of posts - as if loading up with Bama, ND and Oregon every season is a good idea. Never mind that we're guaranteed UM, tOSU and PSU every season too.
The people screaming for more "exciting" noncon games will be the same ones calling for coaching changes after the team fails to run the gauntlet of 8 ranked teams.
I'll be there. All road trips are fantastic in the Northwest..I went to the WSU at MSU game clear back in '70 or '71 and had fun with my Dad, who went to WSU.
There are a lot of Spartans in Washington and Oregon and this is an easy drive/flight, coupled with what "ought" to be a winnable game. But clear out in 2020? With our luck Wazzu will be a powerhouse
Maybe we'll track down that damn WSU flag from GameDay and finally get it burned, too..
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Unless it's 2-for-1, or 1-for-1 with a third game at a split-revenue neutral site, I really don't know about this series.
Wife is an alum, so she would be happy. If that nutter pirate is still coaching, I'd get a kick out of it.
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It's also a nice tight little stadium. We can go dominate that place
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Well that's lame.
I agree. Not to mention, I'd be very disappointed if we didn't win both of the games against them. ND, Alabama, Oregon and some of the others we have coming up we'd be lucky to split. Let's be honest.
These type of games are good for your SOS and can be good preseason tests without breaking a team's confidence.
This series could be a nice layup game for us in otherwise tough seasons that we're going to be up against in the new conference allignment every year, but people don't want that either.
Can't have it both ways
Any way we can play this game on the deck of an aircraft carrier?
I suspect the logic is that the trend is now to play larger non-conference schools and get away from giving some smaller football schools a payday to be steamrolled. Yet playing larger non-conference schools complicates the process of obtaining wins for bowl eligibility. WSU barely qualifies as a "larger school" by being a member of the Big 12, and it has not been particularly competitive in recent years. Even the overflow of HS recruits from California that used to make up much of the WSU rosters have learned that Pullman is no where close to Seattle, and recruiting has been poor. Hopefully it gives State a couple of non-conference wins, but this is nothing of great consequence to celebrate. Going 2500 miles to play in a large HS stadium in the middle of eastern Washington has to have some explanation, and this is the best I can come up with.
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