With BCS 2.0 coming next year (2014-2015) there is more need to strengthen the schedule to gain access to the BCS 2.0 “Access Bowls” which will be filled by selection committee. In this new system a team will be better off losing to a good team than beating a weaker team.
K State has Auburn in 2014, a step in the right direction.
I would like to see K State plan on having one “Marquee” game each September against the toughest opponent they can schedule, (Alabama, LSU, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Penn State, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Stanford, Oregon, USC, Arizona State) and play the games in a neutral site (Jerry World, Super Dome, St. Louis, Phoenix, Denver on a Thursday or Friday Night prime time national television.
Cant hurt recruiting to be able to tell recruits they have an opportunity to shine on prime time national televisions at least once a year.
How about Penn State at Wrigley Field in Chicago? dare I say Nebraska at Arrowhead? Arkansas at Jerry World, South Carolina in St. Louis, Florida in Nashville…
How about K State put on their big girl panties and show the college Football world that they are ready as a program to take a step up to the next level and schedule the teams that actually have a shot at winning the Championship..makes more money, it gains more respect for the program and it gets K State closer to participating in BCS 2.0 games other than the Sugar Bowl if they are the Big 12 designated hitter that year, and you just have to get used to the concept there i sno down side to these games (except travel) its win/win even if they lose they get more credit with the selection committee than beating a sun belt team.