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RE: Still sounds like Sun Belt is determined to go to 12 FB teams
Getting to 12 teams and a CCG is not as easy as it may seem, especially if the SBC wants to be choosey.

Despite travel, Idaho just became a very important element to the SBC 12 team stategy for 2015 and beyond.

I still don't totally understand everyone's dislike of having Idaho in the SBC. I know about the travel and conference footprints, etc.. But, really it's travel once every two years, if that. Is that really too much?
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RE: Still sounds like Sun Belt is determined to go to 12 FB teams
(04-16-2014 02:31 PM)VandyBen Wrote:  Getting to 12 teams and a CCG is not as easy as it may seem, especially if the SBC wants to be choosey.

Despite travel, Idaho just became a very important element to the SBC 12 team stategy for 2015 and beyond.

I still don't totally understand everyone's dislike of having Idaho in the SBC. I know about the travel and conference footprints, etc.. But, really it's travel once every two years, if that. Is that really too much?

Deregulation of the CCG will come and then Idaho is no longer part of the strategy for the Sunbelt. With 8 conferences games, 10 team conference will work good. Then they could add an 11th team like Mo St some years down the road and not worry about getting to 12 teams. Without Idaho, divisions aren't a necessity.
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Re: RE: Still sounds like Sun Belt is determined to go to 12 FB teams
(04-16-2014 02:31 PM)VandyBen Wrote:  Getting to 12 teams and a CCG is not as easy as it may seem, especially if the SBC wants to be choosey.

Despite travel, Idaho just became a very important element to the SBC 12 team stategy for 2015 and beyond.

I still don't totally understand everyone's dislike of having Idaho in the SBC. I know about the travel and conference footprints, etc.. But, really it's travel once every two years, if that. Is that really too much?

It is a hassle. But not as horrible as advertised. No need to drop them just to be dropping them.
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RE: Still sounds like Sun Belt is determined to go to 12 FB teams
For 500K, the Sunbelt could have a championship game in 2014. Add UMass and work out a way to pay the 500K early exit fee to the MAC. They would probably be agreeable. MAC at 12. sB at 12. Split the fee and give UMass a 6 year agreement with a 3 year renew/cancel notice after 3 years. That gives UMass 4 extra years to get thier stuff together and allows the SB to dump them easily if a good prospect shows up on the radar. You may find it works best to keep them around and dump Idaho when a better prospect emerges.
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RE: Still sounds like Sun Belt is determined to go to 12 FB teams
It would be nice, now that JMU is definitely out of the picture, that Benson and company moved more quickly to make their offers. I'm sure all SBC fans are getting a bit tired of the waiting.

I know I'm an outsider, but still a fan of SBC as well as my own conference, but I've never quite understood why NMSU was not offered an all sports invite, although some of you posters have given me some insight. That being said, I know that all of you want the SBC to be the strongest possible league in all sports, and of all the scenarios I've seen, it would seem your best bet is UMass for football only and NMSU for all sports. I think that gives you a much stronger line up than either EKU or Liberty. There is not question that basketball would be served by adding NMSU, and I do get the football problems associated with both schools, but I think the upside of Umass in particular is greater than the completely untested FBS potential of EKU or Liberty. Plus, no waiting period on both. (I agree with the poster that suggested to pony up $500,000 exit fee for UMass.)
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RE: Still sounds like Sun Belt is determined to go to 12 FB teams
I still think the MoST is a possibility. They're in "Deny any talk have happened" mode right now. That's the first step in accepting an invitation.

MoSt. + Belmont (Oly) and that's a complete conference. Belmont could travel with App in Oly sports and it'd get another member for Soccer that was just reinstated.
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RE: Still sounds like Sun Belt is determined to go to 12 FB teams
Belmont isn't leaving the Tennessee Valley Conference aka the Ohio Valley anytime soon.

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RE: Still sounds like Sun Belt is determined to go to 12 FB teams
None of it is happening. The teams in the West are not going to accept a anyone. Benson is blowing smoke.
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Still sounds like Sun Belt is determined to go to 12 FB teams
Take EKU in now and stick the network camera on the visitor/Delta State visitor side looking /Green Acres side until the renovation is complete.


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Still sounds like Sun Belt is determined to go to 12 FB teams
Or take Liberty in all sports .


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