Dallas13, on 13 June 2013 - 11:45 AM, said:
Certainly the SEC is heads & shoulders above the rest of the country, but if we're ever goin to get the other conferences to stop raggin' on our schedules we need to drop the "cupcakes". Yes, it is brutal week in & week out in conf. We should be playing a stiffer non-conf schedule to prepare for the SEC onslaught. Forgive me for the "heresy" here but Southern Cal plays a very tough non-conf schedule with no ill affects "most years" and we always rag on them for being in the Pac. Plus I would venture it would add some really great rivalries going forward. The SEC rules!!
I agree some of the SEC schools need to get their shit together. They don't have to play a bunch of tough teams, but at least play decent opponents. One cupcake is good....2-3 is unacceptable.
But so cal doesn't play great OOC games. They have notre dame every year, but other than that they played:
2012- hawaii and syracuse
2011- minnesota and syracuse
2010- hawaii, virginia, and minnesota
before that they did have a home and away with ohio state....but notre dame was down at that time too...and they played san jose state one of those years and virginia the other.