We all know who Texas plays next year:
North Texas, Ohio State, Rice, Iowa State, Sam Houston State and then seven Big 12 games ... But look at Future Schedules. Nobody but Rice in non-conference, including three empty spots on the 2007 schedule and nobody in the following years. We know Texas wound up dropping Utah, or Utah dropped Texas. But is Texas going to get another strong team on their schedule or start making a habit of playing every bad team possible?
Who other top-tier teams are playing in years to come:
Oklahoma - Miami (2007, 09), Washington (2006, 08), Florida State (2010-11), Notre Dame (2013, 15), Tennessee (2014, 15), LSU (TBD)
Auburn - vs. West Virginia (2008, 2009)
Florida State - vs. Florida (2006 - 2014), Colorado (2007-08), Alabama (2007), Oklahoma (2010-11), West Virginia (2012-13)
LSU - vs. Va Tech (2007), Oklahoma (TBD)
Miami - vs. Texas A&M (2007-08), Ohio State (2010-11)
Notre Dame - http://www.nationalchamps.net/NCAA/future_schedules/notredame_future.htm
Ohio State - Washington (2007), USC (2008-09), Miami (2010-11)
Penn State - Notre Dame (2006-07), Syracuse (2008-09), Alabama (2010-11)
USC - Arkansas (2006), Nebraska (2007-08), Colorado St (2008), Ohio State (2008-09), Notre Dame (Every Year)
Schools like LSU, Georgia, Florida and most other top-tied teams have their schedules filled with middle-class teams already. So who does Texas pick up on future schedules? A dangerous passing team from the MAC? More crappy Sun Belt schools? More 1-AA teams?
Which games are going to get nationally televised for the exposure and which aren't? Actually, we already know that answer