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RE: How do we fix EMU
KC is right. Ohio is not synonymous with losing football nationally.

Nationally, most people don't know we exist.
07-26-2008 11:39 AM
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OZoner Wrote:KC is right. Ohio is not synonymous with losing football nationally.

Nationally, most people don't know we exist.

Serious college football fans pretty much know who we are. Go to any sports bar during football season in a major city and start talking about the bobcats they'll say oh yea you have Frank Solich.

Temple has more the rep for bad football from its BCS days and a negative view of Philly as a crap hole.
07-26-2008 12:18 PM
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RE: How do we fix EMU
Ohio has wins over Minnesota, Kentucky, Pitt and Illinois this decade. Those kind of wins, Frank Solich and a trip to a bowl in 2006 went a long way to change the image. Beating Pitt on national TV did a lot for the program. Recruiting has changed for the better. Other MAC programs need those kind of wins to change the image. We had a great day in 2003 as a conference. Kent State,Miami, Western Michigan and Bowling Green had wins over BCS teams last year.
07-26-2008 12:26 PM
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Serious college football fans don't know who we are. Seriously.
07-26-2008 12:33 PM
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Gooch Wrote:Serious college football fans don't know who we are. Seriously.

I don't live in Ohio Gooch. That some dumb bells at a Columbus sports bar don't know we have Frank Solich doesn't mean anything.

They do out in the East Coast where I live. They are familiar with non-BCS schools. Serious fans can name all the FBS schools.

It wasn't the case 10 years ago but it is today. People are glued to ESPN.com and read the Solich extension to 2013.
07-26-2008 12:44 PM
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Kit Kat, people in Ohio are aware of us. I've been all over the country, people outside of the MAC are not aware of us.
07-26-2008 01:45 PM
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Airport KC Wrote:I don't live in Ohio Gooch.

And yet you know the "scene" in Columbus?
07-26-2008 02:12 PM
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As I am trying very hard to become a kinder, gentler mod, I would appreciate it very much if everyone could get back to the discussion of the thread's title in the vein it was offered. Otherwise, this thread is also heading into a locked position, or the smack board.

Thanks.
07-26-2008 04:31 PM
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RE: How do we fix EMU
We can't "fix" EMU. Only they can. They will never have a majority of media time, or fans because of where they're located. They can, however, improve their situation.

In football, they need to follow the formula of scheduling one 1-AA team, two non-BCS teams (or one non-BCS and one doormat BCS like Duke/Syracuse) and one "payday" game. It gives them a chance to go anywhere from 1-3 to 3-1 OOC. Going 3-1 OOC brings them halfway to getting to a bowl, and getting to a bowl will improve their standing in the Detroit area in the minds of fans.

In basketball, some creative marketing needs to be done to help fill their nice arena. Schedule some easy opponents to go along with those marketed games and give the people a good show, so that they maybe will think about coming back.

They seem to be doing pretty well in their other sports, though.
07-26-2008 04:50 PM
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Zippy, we'll put Syc on the list that needs fixen.
07-26-2008 04:51 PM
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