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(04-28-2014 09:29 AM)chrisattsu Wrote:  I've seen Army mentioned on several posts. They have history and name recognition, but they considerably outside of our existing footprint. Why are people okay with this addition?

I do not get the service academy love. Their football is borderline and it will be surprising if in 10 or 15 years all three dont drop down. They simply cannot recruit at a high enough level in football to continue to be successful. As it is Navy is accomplishing it with scheduling and mirrors.

We only need one for CCG if that is the goal. Take U Mass and end this nightmare
04-28-2014 09:36 AM
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(04-28-2014 09:29 AM)chrisattsu Wrote:  I've seen Army mentioned on several posts. They have history and name recognition, but they considerably outside of our existing footprint. Why are people okay with this addition?

I don't see many people ok with the possibility of adding Army. I just see most folks not even really discussing it because it's unlikely.

If they were invited, it would be fine by me, as they have greater name value than the others mentioned.
04-28-2014 09:47 AM
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GS fans would take Army for a chance to curb stomp our former coach (actually he left on decent terms I would say with most of our fanbase, but it'd still be fun to whoop him).
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Most conferences have drooled over adding Army. Most seem to think it would only happen in conjunction with Navy.
Doesn't necessarily think it will happen.
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There are a few good reasons to add army.
1. Name recognition. Everybody knows who they are and they still have the army navy game on TV every year.
2. Casual fan of your school that were in the army automatically have 1 game to for sure come too. That boosts attendance even if only slightly.
3. If army comes it boosts the conference image. Army was "touted" to the AAC and the sunbelt get them? That's a boost for image.

4. stAte beat army a while back at home and tore down the goal posts. Still resonate that we are in the same conference.
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(04-28-2014 09:36 AM)panama Wrote:  
(04-28-2014 09:29 AM)chrisattsu Wrote:  I've seen Army mentioned on several posts. They have history and name recognition, but they considerably outside of our existing footprint. Why are people okay with this addition?

I do not get the service academy love. Their football is borderline and it will be surprising if in 10 or 15 years all three dont drop down. They simply cannot recruit at a high enough level in football to continue to be successful. As it is Navy is accomplishing it with scheduling and mirrors.

We only need one for CCG if that is the goal. Take U Mass and end this nightmare

I have been thinking this for years. Amazing they've lasted this long.
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You get little appeal normally from service members. Only the academy people. Servicemen do not even like the
officers normally. So it's appeal isn't what a lot of people would think it is. Does have name recognition. Questionable abilities to recruit well normally.
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(04-28-2014 09:58 AM)boroeagle2 Wrote:  GS fans would take Army for a chance to curb stomp our former coach (actually he left on decent terms I would say with most of our fanbase, but it'd still be fun to whoop him).

NO!

It would be good for the conference but It's hard enough not bringing that offense into the Sun Belt with us. I don't think I can handle that while another team does bring it.

But - It would mean an Nationally televised game on CBS sports for all Army home games IF the current contract would allow it. But - it probably wouldn't allow it, so there goes one of their major ads to the conference.
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That would be weird for GaSo if Army came in running their old offense and they had to defend
against it. Deja vu.
04-28-2014 11:08 AM
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