July 20, 2007
Trout has chimed into the comments section of this entry with an update that – according to some close to the East Carolina football program – NC State has added a match-up with the Pirates to the 2008 schedule.
If this is true, then all I have to say is – Dammit, Lee Fowler!! For which school are you the f’ing Athletics Director? Why don’t you just bend over and let Terry Holland sodomize you for the whole world to see. This means that NC State will waste a f’ing football game helping build the program of a local competitor who consistently collectively spits in all of our faces for FIVE CONSECUTIVE SEASONS (2006-2010).
Now that is out of the way…Trout also proceeds to hypothesizes the following:
If true, one of these 3 things is happening:
(1) They have added 1 game to the original 6 game agreement and NC State wonâ€™t have a return game
(2)NC State will have a return game in the future, making a 6 game agreement now an 8 game agreement
(3)A future game scheduled to be played in Raleigh (2009 or 2013) is being moved to 2008.
I really think a future game in this series, scheduled to be played in Raleigh (2009 most likely), is being moved to 2008.
(1) I don’t think LF would add the 2008 game and then a return game. He likes to schedule ECU, but if you are doing home/homes, the 6 games we have is enough (plus, he heard it from fans when the 6 games was orginally announced) – he wouldn’t add two more games in the same original timeframe.
(2) I don’t think Terry Holland would agree to a uneven series, which if this game in 2008 is added and another game not moved, it would mean a 4-3 series.
My guess is that they are adding the 2008 game and moving the 2009 game to ECU from Raleigh. If true, it means NC State plays in Greenville 2 years in a row, 2009 and 2010, then plays in Raleigh in 2013 and in Greenville in 2016.
A pretty accurate composition of NC State’s future football schedules can be found by clicking here. NC State’s entire future OOC football schedule is included below:
NC State’s current Non-Conference Football Opponents:
2008: @ South Carolina (Thu/Aug 28/ESPN), William & Mary, South Florida (Sep 27), ECU?
2009: South Carolina (Thu/Sep 3/ESPN), Pittsburgh, ECU, Gardner-Webb (Sep 19)
2010: Cincinnati, @ ECU, Western Carolina
2011: @ Cincinnati
2012: Tennessee, UConn (home or away?)
2013: @ Pittsburgh, @Tennessee, ECU
2014: vs Oklahoma State, @ South Florida (Sep 13)
2015: @ Oklahoma State
2016: @ ECU