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Rumors of USM dropping game @WKU - MTPiKapp - 01-20-2012 01:57 PM

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RE: Rumors of USM dropping game @WKU - Fanof49ASU - 01-20-2012 03:39 PM

I have a lot of respect for USM......and this doesn't sound like something they would do without a good reason.


RE: Rumors of USM dropping game @WKU - MTPiKapp - 01-20-2012 03:49 PM

Hopefully if WKU complies they'll get something good out of it rather than just a buyout, which I'm sure is rather small.

When we let Vandy out of a game facilitated by ESPN(ESPN wanted Vandy to play the opener @ The Big House that year) ESPN set up Virginia to Murfreesboro as a one game deal. A game most of us believe was lost on a bad ball spot. So by letting Vandy out of a game scheduled at their place we got a home game against an ACC program and almost won.

When Louisville approached Memphis about a game and Memphis wanted to drop or push back the game with us(it was game 2 of 5) we allowed them to push the game back to the end of that series, in payment a 1-1 tacked onto the end of the deal. For letting Memphis push the game back we got two more years of playing a beatable travel friendly in state opponent.


RE: Rumors of USM dropping game @WKU - BankerCajun - 01-20-2012 04:44 PM

Would love for the Cajuns and So. Miss to schedule a game in New Orleans at the Superdome every year, swapping home game status every other year. I think it would be a great game and a great draw...


RE: Rumors of USM dropping game @WKU - LR Eagle - 01-20-2012 11:38 PM

(01-20-2012 04:44 PM)BankerCajun Wrote:  Would love for the Cajuns and So. Miss to schedule a game in New Orleans at the Superdome every year, swapping home game status every other year. I think it would be a great game and a great draw...

I'd be shocked if Tulane's lease didn't have a provision against such things. That said, I'd rather have played ULL or Troy home and home than WKU. It's a much easier trip for most people.


RE: Rumors of USM dropping game @WKU - PATiger - 01-20-2012 11:48 PM

(01-20-2012 03:49 PM)MTPiKapp Wrote:  When Louisville approached Memphis about a game and Memphis wanted to drop or push back the game with us(it was game 2 of 5) we allowed them to push the game back to the end of that series, in payment a 1-1 tacked onto the end of the deal. For letting Memphis push the game back we got two more years of playing a beatable travel friendly in state opponent.

The scheduling philosophy at Memphis has changed. The last few years, Memphis has schedule two Sun Belt opponents, one FCS team, and one SEC team. In 2015, Memphis will play Missouri, Miami, @Louisville, and @Tennessee. It's likely that after the game in 2014, the Memphis/MTSU series will be done.

As for "beatable", the same could be said about MTSU. Memphis won in 2010, and blew a 4th quarter lead this year because of a lack of depth. If new head coach Justin Fuente can restock our depleted roster (we only have 49 returning scholarship players), then Memphis won't be so "beatable" any more.


RE: Rumors of USM dropping game @WKU - MTPiKapp - 01-21-2012 12:26 AM

(01-20-2012 11:48 PM)PATiger Wrote:  
(01-20-2012 03:49 PM)MTPiKapp Wrote:  When Louisville approached Memphis about a game and Memphis wanted to drop or push back the game with us(it was game 2 of 5) we allowed them to push the game back to the end of that series, in payment a 1-1 tacked onto the end of the deal. For letting Memphis push the game back we got two more years of playing a beatable travel friendly in state opponent.

The scheduling philosophy at Memphis has changed. The last few years, Memphis has schedule two Sun Belt opponents, one FCS team, and one SEC team. In 2015, Memphis will play Missouri, Miami, @Louisville, and @Tennessee. It's likely that after the game in 2014, the Memphis/MTSU series will be done.

As for "beatable", the same could be said about MTSU. Memphis won in 2010, and blew a 4th quarter lead this year because of a lack of depth. If new head coach Justin Fuente can restock our depleted roster (we only have 49 returning scholarship players), then Memphis won't be so "beatable" any more.

haha...okay pal.

Starting to sound a bit like Tiger fans back from when the series was originally signed. Everyone was complaining about how they had no business going to Murfreesboro twice and how after the Tigers won the first two or three games, they'd likely buy out the remainder of the series they should have never signed in the first place. Even after we won in 2007 it was being written off as a fluke by Tiger fans.

Lack of depth is what cost you the game this year? I can roll out any number of excuses for why lost to you in 2010 in what was the ugliest college football game I've ever watched, neither team deserved to win that one.

At the end of the 2014 series, unless you guys manage to roll off three straight victories(don't hold your breath) we will have won the series and to add insult to injury you unsuccessfully attempted to hire away our coach in the middle of it.

I wouldn't mind extending the series, but won't lose any sleep over it being done for a while, in 2015 we start a four year home and home series with Vandy, so we'll be fine if you guys don't want a break from being beaten regularly.


RE: Rumors of USM dropping game @WKU - BlueRaiderFan. - 01-21-2012 11:20 AM

I think that on average our football program is better. We have our down years (see this year) but we generally put out a better team than Memphis. I just don't see any room for Tiger fans to speak up. Sit in the corner and be quiet when it comes to football.


RE: Rumors of USM dropping game @WKU - PATiger - 01-21-2012 11:38 AM

(01-21-2012 12:26 AM)MTPiKapp Wrote:  
(01-20-2012 11:48 PM)PATiger Wrote:  
(01-20-2012 03:49 PM)MTPiKapp Wrote:  When Louisville approached Memphis about a game and Memphis wanted to drop or push back the game with us(it was game 2 of 5) we allowed them to push the game back to the end of that series, in payment a 1-1 tacked onto the end of the deal. For letting Memphis push the game back we got two more years of playing a beatable travel friendly in state opponent.

The scheduling philosophy at Memphis has changed. The last few years, Memphis has schedule two Sun Belt opponents, one FCS team, and one SEC team. In 2015, Memphis will play Missouri, Miami, @Louisville, and @Tennessee. It's likely that after the game in 2014, the Memphis/MTSU series will be done.

As for "beatable", the same could be said about MTSU. Memphis won in 2010, and blew a 4th quarter lead this year because of a lack of depth. If new head coach Justin Fuente can restock our depleted roster (we only have 49 returning scholarship players), then Memphis won't be so "beatable" any more.

haha...okay pal.

Starting to sound a bit like Tiger fans back from when the series was originally signed. Everyone was complaining about how they had no business going to Murfreesboro twice and how after the Tigers won the first two or three games, they'd likely buy out the remainder of the series they should have never signed in the first place. Even after we won in 2007 it was being written off as a fluke by Tiger fans.

Lack of depth is what cost you the game this year? I can roll out any number of excuses for why lost to you in 2010 in what was the ugliest college football game I've ever watched, neither team deserved to win that one.

At the end of the 2014 series, unless you guys manage to roll off three straight victories(don't hold your breath) we will have won the series and to add insult to injury you unsuccessfully attempted to hire away our coach in the middle of it.

I wouldn't mind extending the series, but won't lose any sleep over it being done for a while, in 2015 we start a four year home and home series with Vandy, so we'll be fine if you guys don't want a break from being beaten regularly.

1) Memphis had 65 scholarship players last season, so lack of depth did play a huge factor in our season last year.
2) You haven't "regularly beaten" us. We took the game two years ago and you had to come from behind to beat us last year.

I'm glad we didn't hire your coach. Considering the nosedive MTSU has taken, you'll probably fire him soon.


RE: Rumors of USM dropping game @WKU - PATiger - 01-21-2012 11:40 AM

(01-21-2012 11:20 AM)BlueRaiderFan. Wrote:  I think that on average our football program is better. We have our down years (see this year) but we generally put out a better team than Memphis. I just don't see any room for Tiger fans to speak up. Sit in the corner and be quiet when it comes to football.

Memphis has been to five bowls in the last decade compared to the three bowls MTSU has been to. I don't see any room for Blue Raider fans to speak up.