USF has been doing a lot of things right lately, and so when we heard about the Texas series we knew it was in the best interests of the department to not write about it. We also figured when the news of the Northern Illinois series came out, it was designed to come out under the "bad news first, good news second" theory, and that this would leak soon.
But you can't beat this. Brett McMurphy makes it official:
Texas & USF agree to 3-game series; BYU & USF home/home in 2021-22, sources told @ESPN. USF at UT in 2019, '24; UT at USF '22— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) September 29, 2014
I was so excited about this I had to tell some people. One of them was our own ChuckyCrater, a Fort Worth resident. This was our Facebook conversation:
OH didn't tell you
we're signing a 2-4-1 where we go on the road, but the last game we're getting $1.2 million to go there
so it's there, here, then there again
you pick the team... GO
$1.2 million? Sheeeit.
hint... they might not have any players by that game because they'll all be suspended
WE GOIN TO AUSTIN TWICE WOOOOOOO
I AM THERE TWICE WITH BELLS ON MOTHERFUCKER
WHEN IS THIS HAPPENING PLEASE SAY NEXT WEEK I WILL DROP EVERYTHING AND GO
can't say anything, will be announced before the end of the month
(redacted line, but this will come out eventually too, and it’s a good thing)
I really, really like what this guy is doing
Also, kissing Texas's ass is a very smart thing to do.
which means we're never bailing on that last game
so we're going there twice
Because $1.2 million.
Texas isn't giving anyone a 1-for-1 unless they're legit, or A&M.
We are neither of those things.
Not to mention, scheduling a hopefully-pretty-good USF is aggressive on the Charlie Strong scheduling meter.
well this is the best road trip I think we could ever ask for
unless we got USC/UCLA
would love to see Harlan get us a game in the Rose Bowl... how fucking fantastic would that be, and hopefully before Asianti Woulard runs out of eligibility
Any idea when these Texas games would get played?
don't know years
I'm not supposed to know anything
YOU MAGNIFICENT LEAKING BASTARD
Just think of the traffic you'll get. Hell, Texas has TWO SBN blogs.
not just the traffic... not just the confusing stands where both teams are doing the exact same hand signal
not just TWO roadtrips to a town I haven't been to that everyone loves
Breakfast tacos! 6th Street! Chuy's!
The real Chuy's!
KEEP USF WEIRD!!!
I was in the Austin airport a couple weeks ago
I might take, like, a week off for this
but yeah, that doesn't count
this is absolutely a 4-5 day trip for me minimum
So yeah, we're a bit excited about this. AUSTIN!!
But what I didn't know about was the BYU home and home. Taysom Hill won't be there anymore (even BYU doesn't have any players in their 30's... at least not yet), but they're always a competitive program and I've heard Provo is beautiful. Tailgating that day might be a bit of a challenge for the Bulls faithful, but it should one helluva trip to a beautiful part of the country. Let's also hope it's an early season out-of-conference game so the weather is still great.
This gives USF five great games to look forward to in the next 10 years. I know it seems far off, but we were waiting to get to Madison for years and hey look I'm still tired after getting home from that totally fun experience yesterday. If we're ever going to get out of the morass that is The American and into a better situation, it's through games like this. Also lots and lots and lots of winning and some more money and fan support wouldn't hurt etiher.
We might need to change the tagline of the blog to MARK HARLAN AIN'T PLAYIN' Y'ALL!!