scared to play in asks out of FSU game series. I wouldn't want to play us either
I hate dropping the game, as playing FSU is good for recruiting in Florida, but with the move to the Big 12 and having 9 conference games vs. the 7 in the Big East there wasn't much choice.
Only room for 3 non-conference games since you can only play 12, and couldn't ask out of the others as Marshall and Maryland are at home and we need the home games to turn a profit. And the James Madison game is a neutral site game at Fed Ex field and has a huge buyout (and a $2 million payout for playing it).
Also heard on a WVU board that giving up the FSU series is part of what the Big East wants to let WVU leave as the series was part of the law suit settlement from the 2004 ACC raid of the Big East--ACC agreed to a certain number of out of conference games vs. Big East teams. So they want to keep those games and give them to another Big East school. Not sure how valid that is.
In any case, it stinks. I'd have rather ditched Marshall, but I get the need to have home games to turn a profit for the year. But I worry about not having games in Florida semi regularly will hurt our recruiting down their, so I'd have loved to have kept the FSU series.
Edited by dmaul1114, 08 January 2012 - 06:50 PM.