I'm actually a pretty big fan of how our OOC is set up this year. I think it is about the perfect blend. We've got 2 home games and 2 road games. We've got the big, national championship contender in PSU that is more or less a money game but if we could figure out a way to beat them it would give us some huge press. We've got the I-AA pushover that we should be able to beat in our sleep that will pad the bowl chances. We've got two midling BCS teams in Indiana and Syracuse that are both very beatable and would show up as decent wins. This really is the season that the foundation will have to be laid on. Interest in this team is going to be higher simply as a result of the new stadium. A crapper of a season and we run the risk of turning into EMU basketball with a nice new stadium that we can't get fans too. A nice solid 7-5, 8-4 season with a good home record and a bowl game win and we can start to build something.
As far as future schedules go, I don't concern myself too much with them. We have all seen it over the last couple of years that teams back out at the last minute and leave you scrambling. We could be scheduled to play Ohio State, Michigan State, Syracuse and Indiana today and by the time that official schedule is released we could be playing Ohio State, Indiana, Marshall and Rice.