According to J.P. Giglio of The News & Observer, Butch Davis has initiated talks to add Penn State to the schedule. Of course, he also asked a few other schools as well.
Davis said he wants to upgrade the nonconference schedule. All three Triangle
ACC teams play two home games against Football Championship Subdivision,
formerly Division I-AA, teams in ’09.
“We have sent letters to Ohio State,
Michigan, Penn State and Oklahoma,” Davis said. “We’ve tried to reach out and
get a future home-and-home series.”
Davis said 2012 is the earliest opening on UNC’s future schedules.
I, for one, would be in favor of UNC, at least compared to Syracuse, Eastern llinois, or Akron. But the latter two are willing to come to Beaver Stadium without a return trip, so I don’t see the schedule changing anytime soon. Penn State has also been talking with Nebraska and Miami (FL).