Though WVU’s Football schedule is mostly filled for the better part of the next decade, a fan can dream, right?
Today, I want to share with you a list of teams that I would like to see on the Mountaineers’ schedule at some point in the future.
The teams on my list are my personal opinion, but I would love to see yours. Please feel free to share your list on our social media pages.
- Rutgers Scarlett Knights
I will start my list off with an odd one. Back in the Big East days, Rutgers was always one of my favorite teams to go against. Of course WVU’s domination over the Scarlett Knights was a big reason for this, but mostly what I remember is how interesting it was to go up against Greg Schiano’s style of play. Rutgers is now on the rise with Schiano in his second stint, and I feel this could make for an interesting home-and-home series somewhere down the line. This is not an opponent that will be on many people’s list, but I can’t imagine anyone being furious at the idea of the nostalgia of playing Rutgers again.
- Army Black Knights
I don’t know about everyone else, but I thought the Liberty Bowl was a lot of fun. Going against the triple-option is always entertaining and terrifying at the same time. Luckily for WVU, their defense was up to the challenge in their 24-21 win on New Year’s Eve. This would be an outside of the box home-and-home for WVU. They seem to be straying away from non-Power 5 schools in the non-conference, but if they were to consider one, I think Army would be a terrific fit.
- Houston Cougars
The only interest I would have in this game is if Dana Holgorsen is still at Houston. Things have not gone well for him since he left WVU as he currently sits with a 7-13 record. Many people will not like the idea of this matchup, and that’s okay, it’s your opinion. However, I would like to see the matchup just so both sides can prove just how far their programs have come, and to prove which side made the mistake in their move. Will this game ever happen, though? I highly doubt it.
- Tennessee Volunteers
I honestly believe there could be a potential rivalry brewing here. West Virginia and Tennessee are two fan bases who obviously do not like each other at all, and it made for entertaining banter on social media in 2018. It is also a plus that Tennessee is in the SEC, so there is absolutely no argument against the Volunteers being too weak of an opponent to be included on the schedule. A home-and-home series here would be a terrific move for WVU.
- Marshall Thundering Herd
Yes, I’m one of the people who wants the series back. You can complain about this matchup all you want, but you can’t deny the excitement that surrounded the game yearly. This would just be the absolute perfect season-opening matchup, giving fans all summer to go back and forth. Of course Huntington isn’t a desirable place to have a football game, but two at WVU and one at Marshall like the old days would be fun nonetheless.