So Kansas State didn’t want to come to Autzen because it didn’t fit “their scheduling strategy.” Apparently, they aren’t alone. The SEC never leaves the Confederacy, and never play an outsider who isn’t either road kill in search of a payday, or a team they have a month to prepare for and play inside SEC territory. No one saying they aren’t good, but good enough to have five in the top ten? No one knows.
What about the Big 12? They have some good teams left. Oklahoma for instance, and the Big 12 just had the fickle finger of the BCS unpleasantly inserted and should be looking to elevate some schedules. Or the Big 10? They travel a little but always regret it. Anybody remember Michigan’s disastrous trip to Eugene a few years back? Or Wisconsin this year in Corvallis? Or Ohio State in the Coliseum? At the least the Big 10 isn’t afraid to get on a plane.
The Ducks have a problem similar to Boise State minus the blue rug.
So what will it take to get some in-