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(01-23-2012 12:05 PM)Its The Talons Wrote:  Why keep expanding our footprint? I'd rather us shrink our footprint and create more rivalries. LaTech isn't going to hurt our recruiting.

We're already competing with them for recruits in LA and SW MS. Why would we promote them? Let them rot in the WAC or Suck Belt. They contribute nothing but an easy road trip and we can play them OOC if we want that.
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(01-23-2012 11:06 AM)EagleRockCafe Wrote:  If the new merged conference picks another school first over LaTech they would be incredibly stupid. You know your market size b.s. is the same reason a crappy program like SMU with their 10,000 fans on a good day got in the BE over USM. So your joy over LaTech is no different than the wall USM is facing.

I'm ecstatic that a lousy program like La Tech is not being considered.

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RE: Looks like La Lech finally contacted my source
(01-23-2012 12:08 PM)LR Eagle Wrote:  
(01-23-2012 12:05 PM)Its The Talons Wrote:  Why keep expanding our footprint? I'd rather us shrink our footprint and create more rivalries. LaTech isn't going to hurt our recruiting.

We're already competing with them for recruits in LA and SW MS. Why would we promote them? Let them rot in the WAC or Suck Belt. They contribute nothing but an easy road trip and we can play them OOC if we want that.

If Tech and USM were both in Idaho, I would agree with you. But there are thousands of kids in our area who can play at our schools. If you want the elite kids you're going to have to beat the SEC teams, not Tech.
01-23-2012 12:12 PM
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RE: Looks like La Lech finally contacted my source
(01-23-2012 12:08 PM)LR Eagle Wrote:  
(01-23-2012 12:05 PM)Its The Talons Wrote:  Why keep expanding our footprint? I'd rather us shrink our footprint and create more rivalries. LaTech isn't going to hurt our recruiting.

We're already competing with them for recruits in LA and SW MS. Why would we promote them? Let them rot in the WAC or Suck Belt. They contribute nothing but an easy road trip and we can play them OOC if we want that.

Yes, a few of them but isn't that the point of competition? They are one of the few schools that brings a good amount of fans to "The Rock". The SEC is what is now because of the rivalries that have been cultivated due to their proximity to one another.
01-23-2012 12:15 PM
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RE: Looks like La Lech finally contacted my source
(01-23-2012 12:10 PM)PATiger Wrote:  
(01-23-2012 11:06 AM)EagleRockCafe Wrote:  If the new merged conference picks another school first over LaTech they would be incredibly stupid. You know your market size b.s. is the same reason a crappy program like SMU with their 10,000 fans on a good day got in the BE over USM. So your joy over LaTech is no different than the wall USM is facing.

I'm ecstatic that a lousy program like La Tech is not being considered.

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I will be ecstatic when Memphis can beat a Sun Belt team in football again.
01-23-2012 12:29 PM
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(01-23-2012 12:29 PM)EagleRockCafe Wrote:  
(01-23-2012 12:10 PM)PATiger Wrote:  
(01-23-2012 11:06 AM)EagleRockCafe Wrote:  If the new merged conference picks another school first over LaTech they would be incredibly stupid. You know your market size b.s. is the same reason a crappy program like SMU with their 10,000 fans on a good day got in the BE over USM. So your joy over LaTech is no different than the wall USM is facing.

I'm ecstatic that a lousy program like La Tech is not being considered.

[Image: applause.gif]

I will be ecstatic when Memphis can beat a Sun Belt team in football again.

If you love the Sun Belt so much, join them.
01-23-2012 12:31 PM
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(01-23-2012 11:29 AM)ArmoredUpKnight Wrote:  I don't understand why you would expand if the merger is coming soon. No reason to expand if you are merging.

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(01-23-2012 12:15 PM)Its The Talons Wrote:  
(01-23-2012 12:08 PM)LR Eagle Wrote:  
(01-23-2012 12:05 PM)Its The Talons Wrote:  Why keep expanding our footprint? I'd rather us shrink our footprint and create more rivalries. LaTech isn't going to hurt our recruiting.

We're already competing with them for recruits in LA and SW MS. Why would we promote them? Let them rot in the WAC or Suck Belt. They contribute nothing but an easy road trip and we can play them OOC if we want that.

Yes, a few of them but isn't that the point of competition? They are one of the few schools that brings a good amount of fans to "The Rock". The SEC is what is now because of the rivalries that have been cultivated due to their proximity to one another.

The $EC is what is because it is made up of some of the strongest programs in the country at the time the big TV deals started getting inked. La Tech has a smaller stadium than USM, a smaller budget, no market, and every sport other football sucks. The love affair some people have for them us just silly. Take UNT, FIU, and ODU and call it a day. Those schools have markets don't poach anyone else's recruiting territory.
01-23-2012 12:46 PM
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Lets add Temple and FIU since we're adding based on markets, God i'm actually tired of all this expansion bullsh!t. It really took away from a great c-usa college football season.
01-23-2012 12:50 PM
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RE: Looks like La Lech finally contacted my source
(01-23-2012 12:46 PM)LR Eagle Wrote:  
(01-23-2012 12:15 PM)Its The Talons Wrote:  
(01-23-2012 12:08 PM)LR Eagle Wrote:  
(01-23-2012 12:05 PM)Its The Talons Wrote:  Why keep expanding our footprint? I'd rather us shrink our footprint and create more rivalries. LaTech isn't going to hurt our recruiting.

We're already competing with them for recruits in LA and SW MS. Why would we promote them? Let them rot in the WAC or Suck Belt. They contribute nothing but an easy road trip and we can play them OOC if we want that.

Yes, a few of them but isn't that the point of competition? They are one of the few schools that brings a good amount of fans to "The Rock". The SEC is what is now because of the rivalries that have been cultivated due to their proximity to one another.

The $EC is what is because it is made up of some of the strongest programs in the country at the time the big TV deals started getting inked. La Tech has a smaller stadium than USM, a smaller budget, no market, and every sport other football sucks. The love affair some people have for them us just silly. Take UNT, FIU, and ODU and call it a day. Those schools have markets don't poach anyone else's recruiting territory.

Do you not understand how those programs became that powerful? Rivalries! They weren't just given all of this money, they built their programs and conference up due to rivalries. Almost every school is an easy 4 to 6 hour drive away from one another, with the exception of a few. Heck, some are closer than that. I'm not saying Tech is a perfect fit but a team in Miami is beyond ridiculous. I think we need to close the gaps between UTEP and Marshall/ECU.

Honestly, I don't understand all the hate for Tech.
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