The next part of the nonconference wish list for future Washington Husky football schedules takes to the Big 12. In the midst of all of this conference realignment in recent years Washington fans came very seeing a merged existence between the Pac 12 and the Big 12 conferences.
It was no secret that Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott wanted to find a way to get Oklahoma, Texas, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech into the Pac-12 to push the conference up to 16 teams. Now in looking ahead here are three teams from the Big 12 that would make for excellent home and home series for the Huskies in future seasons.
Choice# 1 Baylor: On the surface this is not the most popular choice I’m sure among Washington fans but this series has the potential of being utterly entertaining just like the 2012 Alamo Bowl. Also, with the opening of the McLane Stadium down in Waco along the Bezos River. You would arguably have two of the most scenic backdrops in all of college football. The coaching matchup of Art Briles and Chris Petersen would also be worth the price of admission.
Choice#2 Texas: The Longhorns tradition speaks for itself over the years. However, Washington would not be playing the tradition of Texas the would be playing a current version under Charlie Strong. It is a current version of Texas football that is down and very beatable. The other bonus of playing the Longhorns would be playing on national television and the prestige gained by getting wins over Texas.
Choice#3 Kansas State: This would be a fantastic showdown of coaching staffs that have done the best job of maximizing their talent. With the way the Wildcat fan base travels the Husky Stadium game would be lock for a sellout crowd. Moreover, as North Dakota State and others proved in 2013 that it is not impossible to go into Manhattan, Kansas and get a victory. This type of game with a Kansas State is a perfect mix of playing a very good team that can build a strength of schedule rating very quickly,