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RE: Conference USA proves again that it’s a failing model
There are so many mistakes in that post that i literally have no idea what you are trying to say. Can you at least make and effort to write in a format any educated person can understand?
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RE: Conference USA proves again that it’s a failing model
One item that MUST be on any list of attributes leading to changing conferences for the better is a demonstration that UAB is no longer the target for harmful actions by the System BOT and its "hired gun" administrators. As long as UAB is perceived (you know what they say about "perception") to be unable to be the boss of its own future, it is doubtful that we can be invited to any new party.

Approving the new football facility was a beginning in that process. A track record to support that change of perception is waiting for further supportive actions by the BOT..
12-06-2017 02:59 PM
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RE: Conference USA proves again that it’s a failing model
The key isn't that we aren't the target anymore. The key is that we can overcome being the target which now we have more of an ability to do so.
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I had a BlazerSax flash back.
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RE: Conference USA proves again that it’s a failing model
(12-06-2017 10:39 AM)LairDweller Wrote:  Give to the honorary coaches?
I don’t know what that means

http://uabhonorarycoaches.com/
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RE: Conference USA proves again that it’s a failing model
(12-06-2017 12:18 PM)Blazerstadium Wrote:  
(12-06-2017 10:42 AM)mobileblazer Wrote:  If we're setting our sights on a CUSA/Sunbelt merger, we'll never grow as a program. Our focus should ONLY be in joining the ACC ASAP

Unfortunately we don't get to hand pick which conference we go to. Although, if there is a major realignment, the AAC will also be involved. Their tv deal won't last much longer, and they are also spread all over the place.

When there is another round of realignment, the AAC will be targeted. We need to be in an attractive position when that happens and climb back in with the old C-USA teams now in the AAC.

We needed to be ready when the AAC formed, but we weren't allowed to be. We are at a point now where we control our own destiny more than at any point in my memory as a UAB fan. We need to do what it takes to get picked next time, and there is nothing more important to that than butts in seats and people donating money.
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RE: Conference USA proves again that it’s a failing model
(12-06-2017 03:44 PM)UAB Band Dad Wrote:  
(12-06-2017 10:39 AM)LairDweller Wrote:  Give to the honorary coaches?
I don’t know what that means

http://uabhonorarycoaches.com/

Interesting. I’m a season ticket holder, BlazerBooster, made an initial 5 year pledge to thereturn...and I’ve never heard of this
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RE: Conference USA proves again that it’s a failing model
(12-06-2017 03:50 PM)UAB Band Dad Wrote:  
(12-06-2017 12:18 PM)Blazerstadium Wrote:  
(12-06-2017 10:42 AM)mobileblazer Wrote:  If we're setting our sights on a CUSA/Sunbelt merger, we'll never grow as a program. Our focus should ONLY be in joining the ACC ASAP

Unfortunately we don't get to hand pick which conference we go to. Although, if there is a major realignment, the AAC will also be involved. Their tv deal won't last much longer, and they are also spread all over the place.

When there is another round of realignment, the AAC will be targeted. We need to be in an attractive position when that happens and climb back in with the old C-USA teams now in the AAC.

We needed to be ready when the AAC formed, but we weren't allowed to be. We are at a point now where we control our own destiny more than at any point in my memory as a UAB fan. We need to do what it takes to get picked next time, and there is nothing more important to that than butts in seats and people donating money.

Dr. G & XADBM were getting us ready, then http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2011/...propo.html
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RE: Conference USA proves again that it’s a failing model
(12-06-2017 03:50 PM)UAB Band Dad Wrote:  
(12-06-2017 12:18 PM)Blazerstadium Wrote:  
(12-06-2017 10:42 AM)mobileblazer Wrote:  If we're setting our sights on a CUSA/Sunbelt merger, we'll never grow as a program. Our focus should ONLY be in joining the ACC ASAP

Unfortunately we don't get to hand pick which conference we go to. Although, if there is a major realignment, the AAC will also be involved. Their tv deal won't last much longer, and they are also spread all over the place.

When there is another round of realignment, the AAC will be targeted. We need to be in an attractive position when that happens and climb back in with the old C-USA teams now in the AAC.

We needed to be ready when the AAC formed, but we weren't allowed to be. We are at a point now where we control our own destiny more than at any point in my memory as a UAB fan. We need to do what it takes to get picked next time, and there is nothing more important to that than butts in seats and people donating money.

Those other conference's powers have memories of 12/2/14 too. They are going to demand more than crossed fingers and "#The Return" as signs that UAB is "captain of its own ship". What signs will be good enough? I don't know, and perhaps no one else does either. It's a building process, and we can hope when that time arrives, we will be ready.

The competition will certainly be fierce and capital backing for the university and its athletics will be important ingredients in their decision. Good indicators would be: Who are our main competitors? and What financial backing do they bring to the table?
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RE: Conference USA proves again that it’s a failing model
(12-06-2017 04:51 PM)BAMANBLAZERFAN Wrote:  
(12-06-2017 03:50 PM)UAB Band Dad Wrote:  
(12-06-2017 12:18 PM)Blazerstadium Wrote:  
(12-06-2017 10:42 AM)mobileblazer Wrote:  If we're setting our sights on a CUSA/Sunbelt merger, we'll never grow as a program. Our focus should ONLY be in joining the ACC ASAP

Unfortunately we don't get to hand pick which conference we go to. Although, if there is a major realignment, the AAC will also be involved. Their tv deal won't last much longer, and they are also spread all over the place.

When there is another round of realignment, the AAC will be targeted. We need to be in an attractive position when that happens and climb back in with the old C-USA teams now in the AAC.

We needed to be ready when the AAC formed, but we weren't allowed to be. We are at a point now where we control our own destiny more than at any point in my memory as a UAB fan. We need to do what it takes to get picked next time, and there is nothing more important to that than butts in seats and people donating money.

Those other conference's powers have memories of 12/2/14 too. They are going to demand more than crossed fingers and "#The Return" as signs that UAB is "captain of its own ship". What signs will be good enough? I don't know, and perhaps no one else does either. It's a building process, and we can hope when that time arrives, we will be ready.

The competition will certainly be fierce and capital backing for the university and its athletics will be important ingredients in their decision. Good indicators would be: Who are our main competitors? and What financial backing do they bring to the table?

The first big sign is a $22 million football complex.

Another sign is a group of rich businessmen backing UAB Football.

Another sign is attendance for football games and to a lesser degree basketball games.

Another sign is that our market is competitive. HA! We have the number one TV market in America for college football! Yes, it revolves around other schools, but it shows that people here will follow college football, even when it isn't there first choice team. Advertisers don't care if the watchers of AAC games love Alabama or Auburn more than UAB. They care that the people are watching the UAB games and seeing their ads.

The next sign needs to be a new stadium.
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