More Than You Know
Unless you've done the job you really do not understand the issues, hassles, and headache involved. Few jobs are a walk in the park and often the pay is in direct proportion to the energy, time, talent, and expertise. Such is the case for setting up a college football schedule for a team. A recent DevilsDigest.com interview of Mark Brand, Arizona State Associate Athletic Director give some insight into the difficulties involved in setting up an OOC schedule in college football.
Telling is the central player in scheduling. The Boy in Bristol--ESPN
Non-conference scheduling has its challenges
“Schedules are changing so much, so quickly there is no one out there who can keep up with it. The reason ESPN has that site is because they are very active in scheduling TV games for ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, etc. So it behooves them to know what schools are doing so they can look at schedules, know who is playing whom and set up TV games and maybe even set up made-for-TV matchups.
Made-for-TV matchups is the same as Match Making by Mickey.