The Pac-12 released the 2012 football schedule today with "every game on national television for the first time in Conference history."
"The one thing we heard loud and clear from fans across the Conference is they want to see their teams play every week," Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said. "Starting in 2012 fans can see all games throughout the country."
- 44 games on either ESPN, FOX, and FX
- 34 on Pac-12 Networks
- 8 Thursday and Friday games on ESPN and FOX
Toledo at Arizona
Oklahoma State at Arizona
South Carolina State at Arizona
Arizona at Oregon
Oregon State at Arizona
Arizona at Stanford
Washington at Arizona
USC at Arizona
Arizona at UCLA
Colorado at Arizona
Arizona at Utah
Arizona State at Arizona (Friday)
As you noticed, the schedule does return to some normalcy as the ASU/UA match up is the last game of the season and a Friday night I might add. Hopefully one or both of the teams have something to play for going into that game.
The Wildcats, as mentioned above have 8 home games. With that is a great opportunity to makes some noise in the Pac12. Now I don't expect them to go undefeated at home (though I am crossing my fingers) but I do expect a winning record. Add in two wins on the road and one has a 7-5 record. I will definitely take that with a first year head coach in a rebuilding year.
Do you think the schedule favors Arizona? What are your opinions for the 2012 season?