Originally Posted by revefsreleets
IMO, it is shameful for any perennial potential top 25 team with NC aspirations to schedule 1-AA teams unless there is a really valid reason. I think Florida HAD to do ita few years ago because there was literally no other team available, and obviously as pointed out, the Bucks tossing the Penguins a bone as a "Thank you" from Tressel. Those are the very rare exceptions, though...
Penn State had to schedule Youngstown State in 2006 because La. Tech dropped out at the last second due to the fact that their league expanded and also because of the fact that there scheduling format changed.
This year we have thrown bone like Ohio State did to Youngstown State. Coastal Carolina's AD if I'm not mistaken, is a Penn State Alum. Though I do not understand why we have Eastern Illinois or Youngstown State coming up down the line.
BRING BACK PITT vs. PENN STATE. Hell, schedule some other games that are more respectable.