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RE: Will JMU wait for MAC invite?
Benson is BEATING the 12th team drum. He wants to get that 12th team more than adding quality. He feels like a woman at WalMart looking at a dozen eggs and one is broken, she has to find a carton with a dozen no matter what even while she has eleven at home and the lines are building at the check out.
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RE: Will JMU wait for MAC invite?
Seems that JMU is going to wait themselves into irrelevancy.
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RE: Will JMU wait for MAC invite?
(04-06-2014 10:32 AM)Tom in Lazybrook Wrote:  
(04-06-2014 10:15 AM)SHWISH Wrote:  Why is Liberty a complete clash with MAC schools (private, religious) but not a complete clash with the SBC schools.

Because the MAC isn't completely desperate. I don't think we are either.
I was just pointing out the authors hypocrisy.


IMO, The MAC wants to and will eventually go 14. The MAC will invite a pair next time, not just one school.
possible pairs

JMU-Del.
JMU-NIU
ARK-MSU
04-06-2014 10:49 AM
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RE: Will JMU wait for MAC invite?
(04-06-2014 10:38 AM)Niner National Wrote:  Seems that JMU is going to wait themselves into irrelevancy.

These schools can't be that stupid.

UMASS going indy makes no sense, they must have a plan b.
Same for JMU.
04-06-2014 10:54 AM
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RE: Will JMU wait for MAC invite?
(04-06-2014 10:49 AM)SHWISH Wrote:  
(04-06-2014 10:32 AM)Tom in Lazybrook Wrote:  
(04-06-2014 10:15 AM)SHWISH Wrote:  Why is Liberty a complete clash with MAC schools (private, religious) but not a complete clash with the SBC schools.

Because the MAC isn't completely desperate. I don't think we are either.
I was just pointing out the authors hypocrisy.


IMO, The MAC wants to and will eventually go 14. The MAC will invite a pair next time, not just one school.
possible pairs

JMU-Del.
JMU-NIU
ARK-MSU

I think it will be JMU- Delaware.
04-06-2014 11:03 AM
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RE: Will JMU wait for MAC invite?
(04-06-2014 10:54 AM)SHWISH Wrote:  
(04-06-2014 10:38 AM)Niner National Wrote:  Seems that JMU is going to wait themselves into irrelevancy.

These schools can't be that stupid.

UMASS going indy makes no sense, they must have a plan b.
Same for JMU.

JMU doesn't need a "plan B" as it is not under the gun. If it doesn't get an invite, or if it does, but it is not a situation that it finds ideal, it can just stay in a very good FCS CAA.
I suspect that, barring an invite to CUSA to partner with ODU, JMU's future is going to be tied to Delaware. They will likely move together or not at all.
EDIT: I think (just a gut feeling, no inside info) that JMU would rather stay in the CAA, but would be forced to consider a move if UD started looking elsewhere. UD is JMU's only real peer now in the CAA unless SBU joined for all sports.
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RE: Will JMU wait for MAC invite?
Independence for JMU isn't possible.
Would be financial ruin for UMass. Not only would they
lose out on the millions being in a conference would bring
them would cause them to either drop football or go back
into FCS.
The Sun Belt likes to help out schools, so a FB only invite to UMass
wouldn't surprise me. Would give Benson another talking point
in his TV negotiations with those NE TV media people also.
Besides giving the SB a 12th football team.
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RE: Will JMU wait for MAC invite?
(04-06-2014 11:07 AM)GoApps70 Wrote:  Independence for JMU isn't possible.
Would be financial ruin for UMass. Not only would they
lose out on the millions being in a conference would bring
them would cause them to either drop football or go back
into FCS.
The Sun Belt likes to help out schools, so a FB only invite to UMass
wouldn't surprise me. Would give Benson another talking point
in his TV negotiations with those NE TV media people also.
Besides giving the SB a 12th football team.

Since the Sunbelt has 2 non-football schools, UMass is the fb-only gift to the Sunbelt to get the CCG and split into divisions. To even out the Olympic spots side, I'm sure there is a non-football school in the east coast (A-Sun conference?)that would like to be part of the Sunbelt.
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RE: Will JMU wait for MAC invite?
(04-06-2014 10:49 AM)SHWISH Wrote:  
(04-06-2014 10:32 AM)Tom in Lazybrook Wrote:  
(04-06-2014 10:15 AM)SHWISH Wrote:  Why is Liberty a complete clash with MAC schools (private, religious) but not a complete clash with the SBC schools.

Because the MAC isn't completely desperate. I don't think we are either.
I was just pointing out the authors hypocrisy.


IMO, The MAC wants to and will eventually go 14. The MAC will invite a pair next time, not just one school.
possible pairs

JMU-Del.
JMU-NIU
ARK-MSU

NIU is already in the MAC.03-shhhh
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RE: Will JMU wait for MAC invite?
I figure Benson will have to bring some pretty good arguments for additional teams. NMSU and Idaho were picked up when the presidents knew we had schools leaving and both of them had previous ties to the league. The Sun Belt is in a different situation now. Not so desperate. Unless Benson can convince them that adding teams will result in significant revenue increases, I don't think it will be an easy sell. I would rather be at 10 (Idaho to the Big Sky) then expand to 12 with a school that isn't ready or doesn't improve the conference perception. App St. and Ga. Southern did improve the perception in football. Liberty EKU, Missouri State and JMU don't.
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