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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:12 am 
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Interesting offseason speculation on which schools should consider dropping to FBS. We aren't mentioned as the AAC (other than UConn) is left alone in these scenarios. Given our recent interactions with the ULL folks I did find the suggestions around them and ULM humorous. You can find those towards the bottom of the article.

https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2019/1/31/18200696/fbs-membership-leave-fcs


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:33 am 
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Interesting offseason speculation on which schools should consider dropping to FBS. We aren't mentioned as the AAC (other than UConn) is left alone in these scenarios. Given our recent interactions with the ULL folks I did find the suggestions around them and ULM humorous. You can find those towards the bottom of the article.

https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2019/1/31/18200696/fbs-membership-leave-fcs

UConn would be crazy to drop. They're getting a good check right now and have their basketball heritage to fall back on. They are down in football and have been for about six seasons, but they have shown that they can win at the FBS level. If anything, the AAC might pick up some programs if teams drop to FCS.

But it is an interesting article.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:35 am 
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Schools and news outlets need to get with the program and understand that attendance is no longer good way to gauge fan interest in a school. TV has changed that. Every game is on TV even for power 5 schools.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:55 am 
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Good point on the author being mired in aging metrics though he seems to understand that when he makes the legit Tuesday-Wednesday excuse for MAC attendance.

The worst point is when he says that some programs shouldn’t be exiled now because they are too new. Aside from UAB every FBS program younger than a decade should be “put back” in the FCS. UAB is a bit of a special case.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:08 pm 
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Rotorooter wrote:
tulaneoutlaw wrote:
Interesting offseason speculation on which schools should consider dropping to FBS. We aren't mentioned as the AAC (other than UConn) is left alone in these scenarios. Given our recent interactions with the ULL folks I did find the suggestions around them and ULM humorous. You can find those towards the bottom of the article.

https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2019/1/31/18200696/fbs-membership-leave-fcs

UConn would be crazy to drop. They're getting a good check right now and have their basketball heritage to fall back on. They are down in football and have been for about six seasons, but they have shown that they can win at the FBS level. If anything, the AAC might pick up some programs if teams drop to FCS.

But it is an interesting article.


Have you read his piece on UConn's issues? It's linked in the article and I'll put it below. He does make a compelling case for why the points you make aren't enough in UConn's current state. Their head coach had to pay out of his own pocket for the OC to get a raise among other things.

https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2019/1/18/18187320/uconn-football-aac-fcs


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:23 pm 
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tulaneoutlaw wrote:
Rotorooter wrote:
tulaneoutlaw wrote:
Interesting offseason speculation on which schools should consider dropping to FBS. We aren't mentioned as the AAC (other than UConn) is left alone in these scenarios. Given our recent interactions with the ULL folks I did find the suggestions around them and ULM humorous. You can find those towards the bottom of the article.

https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2019/1/31/18200696/fbs-membership-leave-fcs

UConn would be crazy to drop. They're getting a good check right now and have their basketball heritage to fall back on. They are down in football and have been for about six seasons, but they have shown that they can win at the FBS level. If anything, the AAC might pick up some programs if teams drop to FCS.

But it is an interesting article.


Have you read his piece on UConn's issues? It's linked in the article and I'll put it below. He does make a compelling case for why the points you make aren't enough in UConn's current state. Their head coach had to pay out of his own pocket for the OC to get a raise among other things.

https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2019/1/18/18187320/uconn-football-aac-fcs

Sounds like us after Toledo and pre-Willie. Nobody goes to the games because they are losing. But it hasn't always been that way.

UConn's issues are largely tied to the state's budget problems because the State of Connecticut has raised taxes so badly that companies like GE have moved to MASSACHUSETTS, for God's sake. But the AAC will keep them on basketball alone and hope they get their act together on the football field.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:24 pm 
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maybe UCONN could create some more rivalry trophies to spark interest...

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:06 pm 
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krewe of ham and eggs wrote:
maybe UCONN could create some more rivalry trophies to spark interest...

Perhaps a golden TUCONN? The fabled TempUC?


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