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CFB Jamboree


College Football at Lambeau? It happens under my proposal

College Footbal Jamboree
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This spring Clemson Head Football Coach Dabo Swinney suggested that for Spring Games College Football teams should play competition from outside of their own program.  The NFL plays preseason games and high school football teams play in scrimmages and jamborees, so why shouldn't College Football do something like this? 

My proposal is for College Football to develop a Spring Jamboree format, similar to what many high schools do all over the country.  Since there are 124 FBS teams now that UTSA, Texas State, South Alabama, and UMass have joined I would suggest 31 neutral sites.  At these 31 neutral sites you will have 4 teams participating in 2 games.  This would be spread throughout the first 4 weeks of April. 

Most of these games would be played at NFL Stadiums, giving players a bowl like feel in the Spring.   The teams invited to these neutral sites will be within short driving distance, with the exception of only a couple schools.  

The games would be a full 60 minutes.  It is up to each coach how they would like to treat this game.  Some would likely use it as extra practice, while others might go all out and treat it like a regular season game.  Just depends on what is best for your team.  This is a great chance for a Non BCS Conference school to possibly upset a BCS Conference team on a neutral site.   It also could be a game used to get notice from poll voters in the preseason.

Here is my list of games.  The idea isn't to match up 2 powerhouses, but just to give a team an opponent that they don't see everyday in practice.  Again, all games would take place in April and be played on Saturday and Sunday.  All times given are EST


Week 1 Saturday

Georgia Dome-Atlanta, GA

1:00  South Carolina vs Georgia Tech
7:00  Clemson vs Georgia

The New Meadowlands- East Rutherford, NJ

2:00 Syracuse vs Army
8:00 Buffalo vs


Reliant Stadium- Houston, TX

2:30 Rice vs Baylor
8:30 Houston vs Texas Tech


Rose Bowl- Los Angeles, CA

4:00 Southern California vs Fresno State
10:00 California vs Hawaii



Week 1 Sunday



Marlins Park- Miami, FL

1:00 Miami vs Notre Dame
7:00 Florida International vs South Florida

Lincoln Financial Field- Philadelphia, PA

2:00 Temple vs Pitt
8:00 Penn State vs Wake Forest


Alamo Dome- San Antonio, TX

2:30 UTSA vs Texas A&M
8:30 Texas State vs Texas


Qualcom Stadium- San Diego, CA

4:00 San Diego State vs UCLA
10:00 Stanford vs San Jose State



Week 2 Saturday

Legion Field- Birmingham, AL

1:00 UAB vs Auburn
7:00 Alabama vs Troy

Edward Jones Dome- St. Louis, MO

2:00 Minnesota vs Louisville
8:00 Missouri vs Western Kentucky


Super Dome- New Orleans, LA

2:30 Louisiana-Lafayette vs Tulane
8:30 LSU vs TCU


Sam Boyd Stadium- Las Vegas, NV

4:00 UNLV vs Utah
10:00 Nevada vs Idaho



Week 2 Sunday

Raymond James Stadium- Tampa, FL

1:00 Florida State vs Florida Atlantic
7:00 Florida vs Central Florida

Gillette Stadium- Foxboro, MA

2:00 UConn vs Duke
8:00 Boston College vs UMass

Paul Brown Stadium- Cincinnati, OH

2:30 Cincinnati vs Ohio
8:30 Ohio State vs Miami of Ohio

Candlestick Park- San Francisco, CA

4:00 BYU vs Oregon
10:00 Air Force vs Oregon State




Week 3 Saturday

Bank of America Stadium- Charlotte, NC

1:00 NC State vs Marshall
7:00 North Carolina vs East Carolina


Lucas Oil Stadium- Indianapolis, IN

2:00 Indiana vs Kentucky
8:00 Purdue vs  Ball State


Lambeau Field- Green Bay, WI

2:30 Iowa vs Western Michigan
8:30 Wisconsin vs Iowa State


Qwest Field-Seattle, WA

4:00 Utah State vs Washington State
10:00 Boise State vs Washington




Week 3 Sunday

LP Field-Nashville, TN

1:00 Vanderbilt vs Memphis
7:00 Tennessee vs Middle Tennessee

Soldier Field- Chicago, IL

2:00 Northwestern vs Bowling Green
8:00 Illinois vs Northern Illinois

Heinz Field Pittsburgh, PA

2:30 Virginia Tech vs Kent State
8:30 West Virginia vs Akron

Sports Authority Field- Denver, CO

4:00 Colorado vs Wyoming
10:00 Colorado State vs New Mexico State




Week 4 Saturday

War Memorial Stadium- Little Rock, AR

1:00 Arkansas State vs Ole Miss
7:00 Arkansas vs Southern Miss

Ford Field- Detroit, MI

2:00 Michigan State vs Eastern Michigan
8:00 Michigan vs Central Michigan

M & T Bank Stadium- Baltimore, MD

2:30 Virginia vs Navy
8:30 Maryland vs Toledo

University of Phoenix Stadium- Glendale, AZ

4:00 Arizona vs New Mexico
10:00 Arizona State vs UTEP




Week 4 Sunday


Memorial Stadium- Jackson, MS

1:00 Louisiana Monroe vs Louisiana Tech
7:00 Mississippi State vs South Alabama


Arrowhead Stadium- Kansas City, MO

2:00 Kansas State vs Nebraska
8:00 Kansas vs Tulsa


Cowboy Stadium- Arlington, TX

3:00 Oklahoma State vs SMU
9:00 Oklahoma vs North Texas

Matt Barber
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