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TCU doesn't want a Wisconsin rematch

Posted on: February 10, 2011 11:27 am
Posted by Tom Fornelli

TCU put a nice bow on their undefeated season with a victory over Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl, but it seems that one victory over the Badgers is enough for the Horned Frogs for now. Apparently UNLV wants out of its season-opening date with Wisconsin on September 3rd, and an unknown third-party then contacted both Wisconsin and TCU with the prospect of the two schools kicking off 2011 against one another.

It was a matchup that Bret Bielema was all to eager to rekindle.

"I was contacted a week and half after the bowl game about the opportunity to play TCU in our opener," Bielema told The Big 1070 in Madison. "It was something that was going to be broadcast and made a big deal, it took me all of about point five seconds to say yes."

Unfortunately for Bielema and the Badgers, TCU wasn't as excited about the idea. Though not because they feared playing Wisconsin. TCU AD Chris Del Conte confirmed that he was contacted about the rematch as well, but turned it down since there would be only one game and it would be played at Wisconsin.

"We already have Baylor for our opening game," Del Conte said. "A team supposedly Wisconsin played last year doesn't want to go back there. A third party was shopping the game around to other teams. I have no interest in playing a one-[time] game."

Considering that TCU has already had its game against Boise State moved to Boise, I can understand why it wouldn't want to add a trip to Wisconsin to its schedule. Those would be two incredibly tough games to start and finish your season with, and if TCU can't get consideration for a national title when it goes undefeated, it isn't going to a BCS game with two losses either.

Though Del Conte did say that he'd make an exception for Ohio State. Seems he's still a bit sore about E. Gordon Gee's "Little Sisters of the Poor" comment.

Since: Jan 18, 2007
Posted on: February 10, 2011 12:26 pm

TCU doesn't want a Wisconsin rematch

So you set about a national TV game between two good programs, and a one-year away game is the best TCU gets offered?  That's a slap in the face.  What does TCU have to do to be taken seriously?  When are they worth a neutral-site game?  Someone tell me please.

Since: Jun 11, 2010
Posted on: February 10, 2011 12:16 pm

TCU doesn't want a Wisconsin rematch

Chances are is That Tcu will not be as good with a new Starting QB, and some Defensive losses, but should take the game if they can move the game to a neutral site, St.Louis or Kansas City. National televison, take advantage of being undefeated last year, even if they lose their first game, they will have all season to get back into the BCS hunt!       

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