Since the college football world is in its current state of turmoil, with so many conferences cutting schedules back or not playing at all, we need to sign an agreement with the SEC and ACC to fill out our schedules for the upcoming season. With the Sun Belt and CUSA geographic footprint aligned with the SEC and ACC, it would only make sense to partner together through this season.
Troy already has one ACC and SEC opponent, NC State and Tennessee respectively, along with Independent UMass. We have one open game, week one, since the SWAC has now dropped football for 2020. Not sure if UMass will survive the season so we may have two openings to fill.
If traveling is a major concern during COVID, then staying within our general geographic region is the best option. Singing a pact with the other conferences in our area could help to get us through this season and play teams that would create interest for our fan base.
Not sure if Auburn would be interested in playing Troy, but with our coaching connection, and with their opening date aligned with our week one open date, it may be plausible.
Just wanted to throw out this option as a discussion point.
Hard No, to playing Barn. Don't even answer the phone if they call. Unless they want to play at Movie Gallery Stadium.
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