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RE: Interesting thread across the street
It's always great to have that Signature Win. For App State for years it was beating South Carolina in Columbia, until the Michigan win.
Look forward to that next one.
04-07-2014 08:49 AM
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RE: Interesting thread across the street
(03-29-2014 08:34 PM)Oldyeller Wrote:  
(03-29-2014 07:44 PM)Redwolves06 Wrote:  
(03-29-2014 07:30 PM)bytheway Wrote:  
(03-29-2014 04:07 PM)JCGSU Wrote:  
(03-29-2014 02:44 PM)CajunFanatico Wrote:  http://csnbbs.com/thread-684150.html

I contrast many of those comments to what AppState and Georgia Southern have accomplished as FCS teams, beating Michigan and Florida respectively.

I'm glad the two above-mentioned programs are joining the Belt.

Dead on you don't get better unless you play better teams. When we scheduled UF it was when they were on top. Did we get lucky to catch them at the right time? Yes, but someone smarter than me said luck is nothing more than preparation meeting opportunity. When we played AL we racked up the most yards and scored the most points on them the entire year I believe. Oh and it was none of that garbage time scoring either. We also nearly shut them out in the fourth quarter but Saban felt the need to score one more with 00:44 seconds left in the ball game. Even in a loss you can come out with some good positives when you play one of the all time best teams. I just appraised an AL fans house the other day, and he brought up us coming the closest other than LSU as any other team that year beating them. So now AL fans have some respect for us and know who we are not some scared team that will not play them even with 22 more full scholarships than that "little" ole FCS team from GA did.
Glad the overall feeling in this conference is anytime anywhere. ODU has no business turning that game down, they were a competitive FCS playoff team. No marbles 05-nono

I am not so sure you need to worry about Odu's marbles.

Your claim "you don't get better unless you play better teams" I believe they had Five (5) FBS programs on the 2013 schedule three ACC schools (Pitt, UNC, Maryland along with Idaho and ECU four of those schools went bowling. I don't think GaSU or App had 5 FBS schools on your 1st transitional year schedule. I understand they also received payday checks well over $3,000,000.00 for those games. They have already scheduled VA Tech for a 7 game series stating in 2017, three in Norfolk. They have a payday game this year (2014) with Vanderbilt, ($1,000,000.00) and have a home and home game series scheduled with NC State, starting this year and a return to Norfolk in 2015. They have other FBS teams OOC on the schedule for the future. I also understand they are working on a home and home with Virginia.

Moving forward, it looks like they are working toward home and home with other P5 schools. The AD at Odu has been very aggressive with his philosophy for scheduling. The 757 is a very attractive area for other FBS programs to increase recruiting visibility. I think for them it was a good decision.

That's very impressive...not sure why this thread was when made...

Not to disparage UNC, Pitt, Maryland, or Idaho but they ain't Alabama. Would they have been bowl eligible in the SEC? When you have an opportunity to play the likes of Alabama you take it. IMO.

Exactly. They are not in the zip code of being AL. Some are decent but not even close. You never know what next year will bring. Turning down opportunities like that might cost you a lot more down the road. I am just glad our leadership scheduled that UF game and did not worry about timing or how good UF was at the time.
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RE: Interesting thread across the street
(03-31-2014 11:03 AM)bladhmadh Wrote:  ODU already had 12 games scheduled. They would have to screw someone else just to add another payday.

Happens all the time, nothing new. FCS games get bought out all the time. We still have to "dump" one in 2015 I believe. You are not "screwing" anyone if you buy the game out.This is why buy out clauses are in contracts. A FCS team in particular can still get a decent pay day and get another home game for free or go get another pay game.
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