The real deal why LSU swapped Houston for Arkansas State

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  1. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    I am not sure if anyone tied all of this together, but it appears this entire Houston swap out with Arkansas State was part of a bigger deal with OU:

    Here is the writeup by Stewart Mandel (excerpt) from Sports Illustrated:

    "Recent Sugar Bowl foes Oklahoma and LSU have agreed to a future home-and-home series as part of a deal that allowed the Sooners to swap their Sept. 11 opponent, Arkansas State, with LSU's scheduled foe, Houston. OU was looking to upgrade its non-conference schedule, which also includes Florida A&M, after a reported deal with Oregon fell through."
     
  2. MiketheTiger69

    MiketheTiger69 Founding Member

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    I don't know where Mandel got his info, but according to Joe Castiglione, ZeroU ad, nothing has been finalized for a series. They have agreed to ongoing talks and if it takes place at all, the series won't be for 6-7 yrs. down the road.
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  3. Eauxkie Tiger

    Eauxkie Tiger Founding Member

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    I hope we didn't let Cougar High off the hook for a possible series 6 to 7 years down the road with the swooners. The odds of that happening I think will be slim & none. We should start it next year in Baton Rouge & make the trip to Norman in 06.
     
  4. alumni95

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    I don't think I get your point?? How is what you're saying anything different than the press release directly from LSU (lsusports.net). The possible OU home & home was released at the exact time as the Ark St/Houston schedule change. That info was released on Wed (3/10).
     
  5. TigerPrideLSU

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    How long will it be until we play OU? The SOONER THE BETTER!
     
  6. TejasTiger

    TejasTiger Founding Member

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    What I don't like about letting UH out of the series is LSU may no longer have the chance to play here in Texas.

    A&M isn't likely to want LSU anytime soon, in part b/c LSU broke their end of the deal last time around. A series versus UT was briefly rumored to take place in Houston a few years back, but nothing came of it.

    What about another good, Texas-based team like TCU, assuming they're interested (and, since they're hell-bent on making a BCS game, they should be interested in tough non-conf. games).

    Texas is too fertile a recruiting area to not be playing a Texas school on a frequent basis; all of LSU's main recruiting competitors (UT, OU, A&M) can't have the "field" of Texas all to themselves.
     
  7. cajdav1

    cajdav1 Soldiers are real hero's

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    playing a game against Houston doesn't appear to me to be such a big deal in the state of Texas as not that many people pay a lot of attention to houston but I guess a little exposure is better than none at all. Beating aTm would be much better though.
     

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