Michigan lost Burke & Hardaway. You don't think we'll at least split?
Wow, a decent post from you and I agree. I would have thought Fran would have learned scheduling teams that end up 2-24 KILLS your RPI and that is what really hurt Iowa last year. If you are going to schedule games against the SWAC then schedule the ones that finish in the top half of the conference instead of the bottom. I count as many as 5 teams that could end up with more than 20 losses at the end of the year. The opponent W/L record is a huge part of the RPI score.
I don't think the Non con will hurt, and I don't think it hurt that much last year. As Ibahawk says, if we beat Nebraska, and to 10-8 in conference, no way we get left out and 8-10 Minny and Illinois make it. We will have opportunities for good wins against ND, @ISU, Xavier, Tennessee, maybe Kansas. Then in conference we get 2 tries against Michigan, Michigan St., Ohio St., and Wisconsin as well as one shot at IU. So probably at least 10-12 games against top 50 RPI type teams.
Do you still miss Todd and hate his firing?
No. I was over that after Fran's first press conference.
Thanks Stormin. Im looking forward to that Notre Dame game.