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

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  1. Judoka

    Judoka Well-Known Member

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

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    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.
     
  2. bringmagicback

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    Because they hate us. I dont think it matters, CPR said that he would rather have no byes.
     
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    Because the TV execs call the shots.
     
  4. Judoka

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    And if you believe that I have a bridge in Florida I'd like to sell you.
     
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    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.
     
  6. Judoka

    Judoka Well-Known Member

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    It's Coachspeak. I'm sure he'd kill for a week off midseason to heal up.
     
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    We have 2 bye weeks on the schedule, compared to zero a couple years ago. Yet people still ***** about byes...
     
  8. heitclone

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    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.
     
  9. gocubs2118

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    What good does a bye do in week 2 though?
     
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    Oh crap, im sorry didnt know he told you that.
     
  11. Judoka

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    Er, no.
     
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    come on, teams always have a week off before the superbowl, apparently the Hawks didn't get the memo.
     
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    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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    Recovery from the first game and an extra week prep for Game 2.
     
  15. megamanxzero35

    megamanxzero35 Well-Known Member

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    Let's just be glad we aren't Texas. 5 straight weeks of either a bye or road game. That would suck.
     
  16. CyFan61

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    Texas-OU is hardly a road game for UT. But I agree it would be strange to be away from the home stadium for that stretch.
     
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    True. Just no game is DKR for 5 weeks.
     
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    I thought the answer was simple. because we're playing West Virginia at the end of the season.
     
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    The Big IIXII won't send a Texas team to Iowa at the end of November.

    Ever.
     
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    #20 CarolinaCy, Aug 30, 2013
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    Except that we're not. December 7 is the last week of the season. I see a big empty slot under our name for that day.

    It's a 15 week season, and we only have 12 games. Thus 3 bye weeks. The short answer is that the ISU/KU game could have easily been moved to the week of Dec 7, but since no one really cares (TV included), it wasn't worth the effort.

    Same can be said for ISU/WV, KSU/KU, and a host of other games that could have been moved to the last week.
     

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