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Fort Wayne IN (via Youngstown OH)

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Comment 24 Jan 2020

In the era of the College Football Playoffs, its really really dumb to schedule tough NON Conf games!!!!

Some smart people get it:

4. Do NOT schedule anyone good. EVER.

More than ever, if you’re an athletic director, you’re an idiot to schedule a good team in non-conference play.

It’s great for the fans, and we all want to see the big matchup vs. big matchup showdown whenever possible, but there’s absolutely no reason to risk it if you’re a Power Five program. 

It’s a wee bit different for the Group of Five programs, but beating North Carolina and South Carolina didn’t do much to boost Appalachian State into the fight for a New Year’s Six spot. 

The formula continues to hold. Unless you’re 2018 Ohio State – hurt mostly by a 12-0 Notre Dame – if you go 12-1 or better and win your Power Five conference championship, you’re all but a lock to get into the College Football Playoff. 

And if you’re 11-2, even if one of those losses is to an excellent team early on? Nope. Enjoy the swag bag from one of those college football friendlies.

If Oregon had scheduled Creampuff State ????