Does anyone have an informative update on efforts to fill the scratched Michigan date on our schedule? Are there any likely candidates on the horizon?
Henderson could prove to be a very risky, lightly regarded plug-in alternative; remember The Citadel.
Notre Dame would most assuredly constitute a highly desirable, high profile, high quality replacement opponent - - - if not for the frustrating underlying fact that the newly scheduled Notre Dame-Michigan contest pairing is the reason behind Michigan’s withdrawal from the Arkansas game.
What is needed to fill this vacated date is the enlistment of a school which combines the prestigious PR media clout of Notre Dame and the consummate, refined, overall qualitative competency of Henderson. That, apparently, is a rather tall order.
I vote for Citadel! We owe them suckers big time!
I hear you, thw. That unhappy episode earmarks a poignant reminder of the thoroughly lackluster Jack Crowe era.
How about Dolly’s favorite team, The Tibetan Forbiddens. I’m sure after someone picks up a fumble, they’ll realize they can use their hands
A Kiwi Rugby team from New Zealand.
You know,I don’t care who it is as long as they’re DIV-I. But since its up in the air for some rooting around here’s my very short list. Idaho Vandals,Hawaii Warriors,and the USF Bulls. Well I can dream can’t I? HOGS YA’LL.
That would surely be an intriguing match- up; unfortunately that particular date coincides with the all-important Tibetan sociopolitical- religious observation of LLamadan. Arkansas will simply have to keep humping to procure another quality opponent.
Perhaps such seeming disappointment is for the best, overall; The Tibetan Forbiddens’ school fight song is “I Dropped My Dolly In The Dirt”. I’m not altogether sure that I could maintain my composure during the playing of that iconic anthem.
“You know,I don’t care who it is as long as they’re DIV-I. But since its up in the air for some rooting around here’s my very short list. Idaho Vandals,Hawaii Warriors,and the USF Bulls. Well I can dream can’t I? HOGS YA’LL.”
As an Idaho and Arkansas Alum I would be all for a Vandal/Hog game. Sadly, the UI will be the first D1 program to drop to 1aa in two years.
I think it may be a good thing Michigan backed out and gave us $2 Million. Them backing out at the late date gives the SEC an excuse to give us some freedom to drop down a few rungs. We play a tough enough schedule in the SEC. I say we play a lesser team that is in a strategic recruiting area for us. I can think of a few
The last school on your list is already our first opponent for this coming season, but I get your drift.
I’m just hoping that The Powers That Be don’t schedule an electrifying, up-and-coming “powerhouse” such as the likes of Podunk State or Yoohoo U.
The resultant debacle of such a lopsided scenario could be reminiscent of the homecoming high school football game wherein the home team was down 63-0 with 47 seconds remaining in the 4th quarter on the game clock, and the hometown coach - after surveying the lone remaining pristine, freshly uniformed scrub left on the bench - resignedly uttered, “All right, Slovenofermanowski, - - - go out there and make a name for yourself”.
We need to have a game of that caliber anyway. They wanted Michigan for the strength of schedule, we need some Power 5 school in there.
Jeff Long must be having a tough time on short notice to have someone payday for us on an open date. Any more speculation out there? HOGS YA’LL.
The replacement team for the open dates created by Michigan’s cancellation depend on who has has matching open dates. Since Notre Dame plays Michigan on these open dates they cannot play us. There are a lot of teams we would like to play such as Minnesota, Wisconsin, or the Citadel to avenge losses. But it all depends on who has an open date unless we want to pay another team enough to cancel a game in order to play us.