this years upcoming nonconference is historically terrible, but im willing to accept that.
but all the other future schedules are just bad too (going all the way to 2028)…and that’s where i have a problem
it started with Hunter Yurachek’s pact that we’d only do home and homes at TDECU Stadium (which would limit the caliber of p5 we could get) but that we wouldnt play FCS anymore… that we’d play 2 p5 and 2 local g5 every year
it only took 2 years to give up on the no fcs thing and “only playing houston games at TDECU” but we already scheduled a bunch of weak p5 to fit the 2p5-2g5 rule, like Kansas (simply because p5)… the 2p5 2g5 rule was dumb from the start … i’m fine with playing fcs, im fine with doing a 1 off in the Texans stadium and i really hope we do whatever needs to be done to improve the caliber of p5 we play (2 for 1 with ND, an uneven neutral with Ohio state… i dont care, get them on the schedule)
majority of us here, a big portion of our best memories with the team are from beating high caliber Non Conference (top 5 Oklahoma, Oklahoma state, Louisville, ucla. oregon, Mississippi state) i hope 2030 isnt the next time we see a ranked brand name team vs the cougars in the regular season