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    Why aren't we playing Kansas or TCU at the end of the season?

    The Big XII tweeted out a copy of the full conference football slate this morning and it got me thinking.



    First off, guess which two teams have to go 9 weeks straight with no break? ISU and Kansas. Thanks, Big XII. But more importantly, Kansas and TCU both have byes that last week and could easily be moved to the last week of the season so we could have a mid-season bye. The TCU game being moved would be especially perfect. I don't understand why they didn't schedule it that way.



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    Re: Why aren't we playing Kansas or TCU at the end of the season?

    Because they hate us. I dont think it matters, CPR said that he would rather have no byes.



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    Re: Why aren't we playing Kansas or TCU at the end of the season?

    Because the TV execs call the shots.



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    Re: Why aren't we playing Kansas or TCU at the end of the season?

    Quote Originally Posted by bringmagicback View Post
    CPR said that he would rather have no byes.
    And if you believe that I have a bridge in Florida I'd like to sell you.



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    Re: Why aren't we playing Kansas or TCU at the end of the season?

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    And if you believe that I have a bridge in Florida I'd like to sell you.
    He said it a few years ago. Said it screws everything up, gets them out of sync and off timed. I think a lot of coaches feel that way.



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    Re: Why aren't we playing Kansas or TCU at the end of the season?

    Quote Originally Posted by bringmagicback View Post
    He said it a few years ago. Said it screws everything up, gets them out of sync and off timed. I think a lot of coaches feel that way.
    It's Coachspeak. I'm sure he'd kill for a week off midseason to heal up.



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    Re: Why aren't we playing Kansas or TCU at the end of the season?

    We have 2 bye weeks on the schedule, compared to zero a couple years ago. Yet people still ***** about byes...



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    Re: Why aren't we playing Kansas or TCU at the end of the season?

    Sadly, it has much more to do with who else is playing those weeks. With the other teams playing conference champ games a lot of TV slots are already filled up the last week of the season. Having a bye that week can mean getting a better TV slot earlier in the season.



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    Re: Why aren't we playing Kansas or TCU at the end of the season?

    Quote Originally Posted by bawbie View Post
    We have 2 bye weeks on the schedule, compared to zero a couple years ago. Yet people still ***** about byes...
    What good does a bye do in week 2 though?



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    Re: Why aren't we playing Kansas or TCU at the end of the season?

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    It's Coachspeak. I'm sure he'd kill for a week off midseason to heal up.
    Oh crap, im sorry didnt know he told you that.



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    Re: Why aren't we playing Kansas or TCU at the end of the season?

    Quote Originally Posted by bawbie View Post
    We have 2 bye weeks on the schedule, compared to zero a couple years ago. Yet people still ***** about byes...
    Er, no.



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    Re: Why aren't we playing Kansas or TCU at the end of the season?

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    What good does a bye do in week 2 though?
    come on, teams always have a week off before the superbowl, apparently the Hawks didn't get the memo.



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    Re: Why aren't we playing Kansas or TCU at the end of the season?

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    What good does a bye do in week 2 though?
    We have no one to blame but ourselves for scheduling it that way. Someone was going to lose out of Oklahoma, West Virginia, and Iowa State and it wasn't going to be Oklahoma or West Virginia more than likely.



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    Re: Why aren't we playing Kansas or TCU at the end of the season?

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    What good does a bye do in week 2 though?
    Recovery from the first game and an extra week prep for Game 2.



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    Re: Why aren't we playing Kansas or TCU at the end of the season?

    Let's just be glad we aren't Texas. 5 straight weeks of either a bye or road game. That would suck.



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