“It’s nuts to even have all of them on the schedule," Ault moans.
For most of 2012, a trip to Tallahassee has been the major thorn in the side of Nevada A.D. Keith Hackett. And, according to Murray, nothing has changed:
"Hackett has been trying to recruit a third party to play at Florida State on Sept. 21 so Nevada doesn't have to cancel the game. If the Wolf Pack did cancel the game without a replacement, it would essentially be taking a $1.2 million hit.
The game, which was originally scheduled in 2005, carries a $600,000 payout to Nevada if it plays the game. If it doesn't and breaks the contract, the Wolf Pack would owe Florida State $600,000, a swing of $1.2 million.
'We’re working on things to help our schedule," Hackett said this week. 'There’s so many moving parts that it's hard to tell exactly where we are. We’re getting close to a couple of things, but with all this change in conference affiliations, it's hard to finalize things.' ”