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RE: Reports out of missouri saying JMU and MSU recieved invite - JMUsince89 - 04-11-2014 05:11 PM

(04-11-2014 05:06 PM)redfan Wrote:  Bobby Knight was reported to have been in the airport when the plane arrived. Rumor is he is to be new coach at JMU after they move to the SBC. 03-lmfao

dang they better order up more chairs!!!! We dont have that many at the old convo.
Lefty , now Bobby JMU just keeps getting better.


RE: Reports out of missouri saying JMU and MSU recieved invite - ValleyBoy - 04-11-2014 06:05 PM

Some folks just have entirely tooooo much time on there hand. Watching where planes are flying.


RE: Reports out of missouri saying JMU and MSU recieved invite - GaSoEagle - 04-11-2014 10:06 PM

Schools seem pretty good at keeping this information pretty secret. I remember last year when we joined the Sun Belt there was speculation everywhere but it really was only the day before the press conference that the cat was out of the bag.


Re: RE: Reports out of missouri saying JMU and MSU recieved invite - Ole Sleepy - 04-11-2014 10:08 PM

(04-11-2014 10:06 PM)GaSoEagle Wrote:  Schools seem pretty good at keeping this information pretty secret. I remember last year when we joined the Sun Belt there was speculation everywhere but it really was only the day before the press conference that the cat was out of the bag.

Exciting times.

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RE: Reports out of missouri saying JMU and MSU recieved invite - GaSoEagle - 04-11-2014 10:11 PM

I went to that press conference last year when we brought the band in to play. It was exciting last year. The weeks leading up to it the rumors were all over the place. At one point I believed only us and NMSU were going, then it was App and NMSU, then it was only App and us. Idaho seemed to not even be in the discussion then bam Idaho wAs invited too (for FB).


RE: Reports out of missouri saying JMU and MSU recieved invite - GaSoEagle - 04-11-2014 10:39 PM

Benson is here for our Spring game tomorrow and I am told he will be interviewed by our radio guys sometime tomorrow during the Spring game. I am sure he will be questioned about Sun Belt expansion. Maybe he will say something other than the company line that we need a 12th football playing school from the eastern part of the conference.


RE: Reports out of missouri saying JMU and MSU recieved invite - chiefsfan - 04-11-2014 10:53 PM

(04-11-2014 10:39 PM)GaSoEagle Wrote:  Benson is here for our Spring game tomorrow and I am told he will be interviewed by our radio guys sometime tomorrow during the Spring game. I am sure he will be questioned about Sun Belt expansion. Maybe he will say something other than the company line that we need a 12th football playing school from the eastern part of the conference.

I bet he mentions Liberty at least once.


RE: Reports out of missouri saying JMU and MSU recieved invite - SoCalBobcat78 - 04-12-2014 12:37 AM

(04-11-2014 10:58 AM)chiefsfan Wrote:  
(04-11-2014 01:38 AM)HawaiiMongoose Wrote:  
(04-10-2014 09:35 PM)GaSoEagle Wrote:  I am inclined to agree that if we add this year it will be in May. I guess JMU if they join will not announce until the mid-late part of May. So another month of speculation. All I know is that our AD, T. Kleinlein has publicly said the Sun Belt has voted to expand and that it was a goal to have a 12th fb playing member by June 1.

I have no sources and limited insight. But it seems to me that this is the one confirmed fact about this whole situation: the conference wants a 12th football-playing member. All the rest is rumor and conjecture.

With that in mind, I'm going to go out on a limb here and predict that the conference will do exactly that, and nothing more: add a single new school to bring the number of football-playing members to 12. I expect the invitee to be JMU or, if JMU says no, EKU.

I view EKU rather than Liberty as the most likely fallback choice for several reasons. It's in the right geographic location. It has a winning football tradition and a 22,000-seat stadium it filled to capacity 10 years ago and therefore has proven potential to fill again. EKU's basketball team is coming off an OVC championship and NCAA tournament appearance. The school is a good academic and institutional fit in the SBC, and doesn't bring the political baggage Liberty would.

As for MSU, I don't see any reason to invite the Bears right now. The conference already has six western football members. MSU's stadium seats only 16,300 and there's no approved plan or funding to expand it (the current renovation will replace seats but not add any). And no one else is likely to invite MSU to move up, so what's the hurry? Better to wait a couple of years and then decide whether the Bears have advanced enough to bring them in and push Idaho out.

The one thing you are forgetting is that right now part of our issue is that no one can agree on who they want as a 12th member. If the only schools voting were out East, this would have been decided already. But convincing a West school that a JMU/Liberty makes sense to the league is hard.

How do you know that they can't agree on a 12th school? Why would a school in the west have a problem with JMU?


RE: Reports out of missouri saying JMU and MSU recieved invite - chiefsfan - 04-12-2014 01:19 AM

(04-12-2014 12:37 AM)SoCalBobcat78 Wrote:  
(04-11-2014 10:58 AM)chiefsfan Wrote:  
(04-11-2014 01:38 AM)HawaiiMongoose Wrote:  
(04-10-2014 09:35 PM)GaSoEagle Wrote:  I am inclined to agree that if we add this year it will be in May. I guess JMU if they join will not announce until the mid-late part of May. So another month of speculation. All I know is that our AD, T. Kleinlein has publicly said the Sun Belt has voted to expand and that it was a goal to have a 12th fb playing member by June 1.

I have no sources and limited insight. But it seems to me that this is the one confirmed fact about this whole situation: the conference wants a 12th football-playing member. All the rest is rumor and conjecture.

With that in mind, I'm going to go out on a limb here and predict that the conference will do exactly that, and nothing more: add a single new school to bring the number of football-playing members to 12. I expect the invitee to be JMU or, if JMU says no, EKU.

I view EKU rather than Liberty as the most likely fallback choice for several reasons. It's in the right geographic location. It has a winning football tradition and a 22,000-seat stadium it filled to capacity 10 years ago and therefore has proven potential to fill again. EKU's basketball team is coming off an OVC championship and NCAA tournament appearance. The school is a good academic and institutional fit in the SBC, and doesn't bring the political baggage Liberty would.

As for MSU, I don't see any reason to invite the Bears right now. The conference already has six western football members. MSU's stadium seats only 16,300 and there's no approved plan or funding to expand it (the current renovation will replace seats but not add any). And no one else is likely to invite MSU to move up, so what's the hurry? Better to wait a couple of years and then decide whether the Bears have advanced enough to bring them in and push Idaho out.

The one thing you are forgetting is that right now part of our issue is that no one can agree on who they want as a 12th member. If the only schools voting were out East, this would have been decided already. But convincing a West school that a JMU/Liberty makes sense to the league is hard.

How do you know that they can't agree on a 12th school? Why would a school in the west have a problem with JMU?

I doubt there are major issues with JMU...but if I was a West school and I knew I had Missouri State saying they would be ready, I would be certainly making sure everyone knew that I was voting for JMU in exchange for Missouri State getting an invite.

Liberty is another story. I'm still not sure the West schools all think expanding East is in their best interest if its not a JMU type. If JMU turns the belt down, I could easily see us inviting just Missouri State and calling it a day


RE: Reports out of missouri saying JMU and MSU recieved invite - Miami (Oh) Yeah ! - 04-12-2014 07:55 AM

(04-11-2014 10:53 PM)chiefsfan Wrote:  I bet he mentions Liberty at least once.

I bet Benson is really terrible at poker.

"No really, this time I really really really have 4 aces in my hand"

"Liberty, Liberty, Liberty - dont call my bluff JMU!"

<then Benson promptly folds again when JMU laughs>

Then the cards are re-shuffled and dealt back out for the June 1, 2015 game.