UC wanted to play the 2012 Virginia Tech game in Landover, Md., at FedEx Field -
AKA as the home of the Washington Redskins - was simple. Closer to WashingtonD.C.,
closer to the top-notch recruits who fill that area of the country, closer to
making UC a nationally-recognized brand.
there's some recruiting advantage in playing that metropolitan area that's a pretty
rich recruiting area," Brian Kelly said. "It's pretty important to go in that
direction. There are a lot of reasons, but the one that I think that's important
to us is to be in that marketplace. We need this kind of exposure."
the Bearcats also will travel to OhioState in 2012, that's
shaping up to be a pretty tough road schedule, eh?
Kelly said. "We're not looking to take a step back. We want to continue to push
this program forward."
with the OhioState and Virginia Tech games in 2012,
here's a sampling of which nationally-relevant squads UC will face in the next