Earlier this morning, the Sun Belt Conference released its 2015 football schedule. Let's take a look at the schedule and discuss with some knee-jerk reactions.
2015 Louisiana Football Schedule
9/5 at Kentucky
9/12 Northwestern State
10/3 at Louisiana Tech
10/10 Texas State
10/20 at Arkansas State (ESPN2)
11/7 at Georgia State
11/12 at South Alabama (ESPNU)
11/21 New Mexico State
11/28 at Appalachian State
Wait, no Georgia Southern...again?
For the second consecutive year, the Cajuns and Eagles won't meet up. Every team is playing the same conference slate from 2014 just alternating locations. Most conferences around the country schedule this way but C'MON MAN! Looks like each fan base will have to wait until 2016, that's assuming the Sun Belt office corporates.
Halloween at Cajun Field
Louisiana will welcome rival ULM to Cajun Field for Halloween, expect some sort of uniform shenanigans for this one.
Three games in two weeks
Did the Sun Belt let Roger Goodell schedule this one? It's bad enough Louisiana will play two games in five days, but to schedule them as back-to-back road games is downright cruel. Look at it this way, the Cajuns play Saturday November 7th and will not get back to Lafayette until late Saturday afternoon at the earliest, perhaps even early Sunday morning. Then, will turn around and leave some time on Wednesday November 11th. That leaves the Cajuns with three days to prepare for South Alabama. THANKS A LOT
ROGER, sorry I mean Karl.
Only One #TuesdayNightShamble
After playing multiple Tuesday night games over the past few seasons, Louisiana will only partake in one Sun Belt showcase game. The Cajuns will travel to face Arkansas State on October 20. ESPN 2 will carry the game. (Arkansas State gets both Tuesday games this year)
SATURDAY HOME GAMES!!!
Playing midweek TV games are great for giving exposure to the Sun Belt and its programs. But they suck for fans of the home team. Attendance suffers and the atmosphere sucks. Thankfully Louisiana fans won't have to worry about that this year. I guess this is the Sun Belt's way of making up for three games in two weeks?
November in Boone, North Carolina
Mother Nature, play nice...PLEASE
Now that I've spilled my first thoughts, let me know what's on your mind.