College football coaches and fans always enjoy the ESPN Thursday night game of the week.
For many, it signifies the start of a new week of great college football. Jimbo Fisher would point out that the only person who doesn’t like the Thursday night game is the visiting team’s head coach. Always entering a hostile environment, visiting teams rarely win the Thursday night game.
The 2011 ESPN Thursday night schedules includes LSU at Mississippi State, NC State at Cincinnati, USF at Pitt, Cal at Oregon, USC at Cal, UCLA at Arizona, Virginia at Miami (FL), FSU at Boston College, Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech, UNC at Virginia Tech, and West Virginia at USF.
ESPN could add the USC at Colorado game as part of a November 3rd doubleheader with FSU at Boston College starting the night.
According to Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn, "We don't just go, 'Yeah, ESPN, that'll work, we love you,' and hang up the phone.”
Somewhere, Herm Edwards is screaming, "WHY NOT?"
One holdup at Colorado could also be a concern of loud noise that would interrupt physics classes.