Athletic directors striking delicate balance with schedules


(Patrick) #1

Interesting look at scheduling from different perspectives. They do include Tulane on here:

The Green Wave, who play eight conference games in the American Athletic Conference, aren’t scheduling to be in the playoff conversation. Tulane has only played in a bowl game once since 2003. Dannen said his model is to play an FCS team, preferably from Louisiana.

For home-and-home, Dannen wants at least one with a Power Five school, maybe two. The AAC is pushing its members to schedule Power Five, in part to help boost the league’s value in upcoming TV rights negotiations.