USC has scheduled a home-and-home with the University of Minnesota in 2010 & 2011
USC has announced a home-and-home football series with Minnesota. The first game will be played on Sept. 18, 2010, in TCF Bank Stadium, the new home of the Golden Gophers as of this fall. The teams will play in the Los Angeles Coliseum on Sept. 3, 2011.
Minnesota features Tim Brewster's run-based spread offense, which will probably still be popular when it meets USC in a year and a half. The schools haven't faced each other since 1980, when USC won, 24-7, at Minnesota. Overall the Trojans lead the series, 4-1-1, with the loss coming in the snow in 1955.
This should be a fun series though I would have loved a shot at a Big-12 or SEC team but none of the big programs didn't take the bait.
Now that I had some time digest the home-and-home series with Minnesota, could USC have scheduled a series with a more maligned conference than the Big Ten? How does this help for BCS purposes?
Frankly, I'd be more impressed if they scheduled UConn?
Here's a few others better than Minnesota: North Carolina. Ole Miss. Vanderbilt. Kentucky.
Heck, I would have loved UConn...I mean its just up the road from me but that is not a sexy enough game.
At least it isn't some crapppy FCS school...