Ha, perfect....I can envision the Gophers finally making the CFP after the expansion and Minnesota is set to host a southern team in the first round. You can be assured the powers that be would move that game to US Bank to protect some sec opponent from being a little cold.How about a Northern Tier Destination Bowl Game? I have mixed feelings about the Gophers playing at the US Bank Stadium. I guess it will depend on what game and when.
When an SEC team comes, I'd like to extend our northern hospitality and let them play in the Bank in a December playoff game.
It would this one. Same thing with the Las Vegas bowl, which upgraded bigly with the new Raiders stadium and PAC vs Big Ten tie-ins.Or somehow convince an existing bowl game to relocate to MN.
The 12-team playoff proposal will actually create the need for at least two new bowl games (because 4 teams would be playing in two existing New Years six bowls).On the Bowl Game idea - if the CFP goes to the 12-game playoff system, I believe that part of the fallout would mean eliminating some of the minor bowl games. the 'new' playoff games would basically replace some bowl games on the schedule.
So for US Bank to get a Bowl Game, it would have to be very well-funded - enough to move up the Bowl Game pecking order. Or somehow convince an existing bowl game to relocate to MN.
Unless the Gophers have a couple more 11+ win seasons can't see a special game being scheduled here. Though there's a chance if the opponent can be offered REALLY big money to play here.So you wouldn't want to see an "away" non-conference game for the Gophers played at U.S. Bank Stadium? You do understand this wouldn't drop a game from Huntington Bank Stadium lineup, right? Curious about your logic on that. What are your thoughts puppies?