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Me Too - I graduated from ODU a couple of times. Their football started same time as USA, first game on same day - however they did lower division first before the move to Division 1, next year.
Al.com is reporting Troy has scheduled a home and home with Duke in 2013 and 2014. FBS schools looking for games is down to 4.
"It's only after you've lost everything that you're free to do anything." -Tyler Durden
Syracuse, Wake Forest, Marshall and Missouri can fill out their schedules with four of the eight SBC teams. Troy has handled its issues, and maybe if we're real nice to Idaho and NMSU, they could each drop a game with each other and schedule with SBC teams. And just like that, only one SNCC school needs a game against FBS competition. But I'd be totally against playing an FCS team again -- ever.
Why are you against playing an FCS team ever again? Isn't it the norm that most FBS schools play at least one FCS school as an OOC game to get a guaranteed win in OOC.
FCS games are uninteresting to fans, and you're expected to win. So winning is no accomplishment. Losing, on the other hand, is an embarrassment and will set the program back. As a Sun Belt team, we need to play up and win. If we ever want to be "the next Boise State," then we need to aim higher than Nicholls State (no offense).
So far out of the teams leaving MTSU is the best one overall in athletics. They were the most consistent in all sports. I would rather have a strong top half of football presence than go and get teams in a larger market that have a good season every 10 years. Inplus, FIU and FAU facilities were terrible and not really D1.
J-A-G-S Jags! Jags! Jags!
Did you know that Boise State played two FCS teams the year they made their first bowl appearance (1999) and two more the next year when they appeared in another bowl? They also played FCS opponents in 2003, 2005, 2006 (Fiesta Bowl season), 2007. 2008, 2009 (Fiesta Bowl), and have one on the 2013 schedule.
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"The albatross and the whales, they are my brothers."---The Little River Band
...And fans still didn't care. Alabama was begging people to buy tickets for the Western Carolina game, offering all kinds of freebies. Fine, BSU played an FCS team or two; it's maybe a bad example. But I know we get six home games a year. That's all. And I personally don't want to waste one of those Saturdays watching an easy win -- or worse yet, losing to an FCS team.
We'll likely have only 5 home games this year and one will likely be from the FCS. I'm going to be there to watch South Alabama play. I don't consider that a wasted Saturday.
We've been tasked with finding a non-conference game at a time when almost every FBS team has had a full non-conference schedule for some time. Not every game can be attractive.
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