I don't know that SMU or Army are "premier" opponents, but they are teams that people will come out to see. SMU and service academies have been top10 attended games for us. And you can't downgrade an opponent just because we were able to schedule them at Fouts. By that logic, Baylor and KSt would be less attractive opponents because they played at Fouts. (To me Baylor is less attractive because I don't want to watch them put up 50+ at Apogee.) Both are still good series. I think the SMU series is long to create the rivalry, not because it is a premier opponent. I am hoping that Sept 12 shows that it is a good series for both teams by having 5K+ green shirts in the stands at Ford. And I hope we kick the shit out of them too.
The Eastern Europe meet up will be in my apartment in Chisinau, Moldova. I will depart from my usual excellent selection of high-end (yet very affordable) Moldovan wines to drink beer and bourbon on NT football Saturdays. Holler if in the region.
Talks a lot of shit, but I like it. That fast and that big, yes he has a chance at the NFL. But he will be really hurt by playing LB for 3 years. And who knows if he even starts this year? But you want a CB (like a WR) to be confident. Seems like he is having fun at least and I wish him the best for sure. GMG.