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Minnesota to Cougs: "Never Mind."

January 23, 2009

There was some intrigue with the idea of WSU and Minnesota starting a home-n-home over the next couple of seasons. Truth be told, the Golden Gophers seemed like a decent match in terms of “likeness”. Basically another mid-level BCS opponent, or a team that will hover around bowl eligibility with an occasional upper-division finish/breakthrough. And of course, there is the Tim Brewster-Paul Wulff comp we raised a few months ago, so it might have been a good look at where programs are, on the field together.

Ummmm, NEVER MIND. Minnesota has decided to punt WSU, in favor of the super-sexy Pete Carroll’s.

Check it out here:

http://www.Gophersports.com/

“Minnesota will host USC at TCF Bank Stadium on Sept. 18th, 2010. The Gophers will visit the Trojans at the LA Coliseum on Sept. 3rd, 2011, to open the season. The two games with USC take the place of a 2010-2011 home-and-home series with Washington State, which has been canceled.”

Obviously they are TERRIFIED of the power that will be WSU Football in 2010-11! 🙂

We will have to wait and see how it all shakes out, but we are already in 2009. Jim Sterk might have to really scramble to get a match-up like what Minnesota could have been. Hopefully they fired off a check payable to WSU Athletics for pulling out the rug? Jerks.