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I know some often reference Ga State or ULM or other struggling FBS move-ups but I'm in the camp that JMU would (should!) have the potential of a Boise State or App State. Living in the Carolinas I remember well the outcry of many App fans when they transitioned so it's interesting to see their views now that they have a few seasons under their belts.

http://www.yosefscabin.com/forum/viewtop...=4&t=11385
(07-12-2017 10:58 AM)2Buck Wrote: [ -> ]the potential of a Boise State or App State

One of these is not like the other.

I don't think their fans miss it. FBS is still fresh and exciting and they have had some marginal success. If they have a string of multiple down years some of their fans may yearn for the days of FCS but I doubt it would be a majority. Moving to FBS, especially with GA State, was the right move for them.
interesting to read....from their forum:

"We've played a home game against Miami already, and we have upcoming games at home against UNC, Wake Forest and East Carolina. How could anyone miss the FCS"

7 pages of "hell no we don't miss it"... but FCS apologists will say "they're all crazy and wrong"
Honest question, would you enthusiasm for hosting P5 schools diminish at all if you knew you'd drop those games, home or away, at least 90% of the time?

Other G5 schools don't seem to be getting huge attendance boosts outside of their P5 home games if they happen to lose more often then not.

Their fans aren't saying, "man, this 3 win season is okay because we hosted Purdue four years ago but still lost!"

The example of app state is really cherry picking too. They've had the most success, at least at the sun belt level, nationally is another story. It's easy to pick a team that's had 8 and 10 win seasons while ignoring the plethora of other schools who have been lucky to get 5 or 6 wins, or even a single win.

Finally, the SBC and CUSA from top to bottom are just terrible. I'm not surprised in the slightest that ODU, GSU and App State were able to just walk in and immediately compete. It shows how low those conferences are. JMU would find similar success in their leagues.
I have tailgated at App State for 18 consecutive years and have asked everyone there about the FBS move - the positive feedback is unanimous.

In many ways it embodies the American spirit, ambition, and school pride.

JMU has found its niche with abolishing SAT scores, banning Christmas songs from school concerts, and opposing cost of attendance for athletes.
ha...it doesn't matter - because if any other school that moved up has or does struggle in the future, then it's irrefutable proof to some that we must stay FCS .... i can't stand this - JMU has it's stuff together and will do great, why look at the schools that are struggling and think "that's JMU's fate"?

OT: App really should have kept their old mascot.... that yokel grandpa is very lame compared to their former mountain-zeus
I read the yosefscabin thread above. App fans overwhelmingly happy that Appy made the move to 1A.

One of many quotes
"I absolutely love learning about the Sun Belt teams and drawing P5 schools to Boone, I've loved our two bowl games and there'll be a Sun Belt Championship game soon that'll be fun."

Cleary the poster above needs to be reeducated, the uninformed person is unaware that Appy would be more engaged long term as an fcs outlier beating the sh#t out of programs with no where near the fan base or resources.
(07-12-2017 12:13 PM)bcp_jmu Wrote: [ -> ]ha...it doesn't matter - because if any other school that moved up has or does struggle in the future, then it's irrefutable proof to some that we must stay FCS .... i can't stand this - JMU has it's stuff together and will do great, why look at the schools that are struggling and think "that's JMU's fate"?

OT: App really should have kept their old mascot.... that yokel grandpa is very lame compared to their former mountain-zeus

It's called sample size. It's a fact that there are more schools struggling than not struggling. If you're trying to argue otherwise, you're not raising your "success" bar very high. 5 or 6 wins and being the 62.5% of the field that makes a bowl game isn't a very high mark.
agreed...success is not a normal curve - nor should it be. JMU will struggle at times i'm sure, but overall we're winners and that will translate in FBS
This thread is stupid. Of course a school that only has a good Football program isn't upset they moved up to a better football league.

App was in a different place than we were when they made the jump.

If you don't understand this, take your head out of the sand.
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