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(11-13-2006 03:40 PM)NT75 Wrote:  Actually, there is a vocal minority of GT fans wanting to return to the SEC, due to the ACC's .... hmm.... "less than generous actions" toward GT. If you know why GT left the SEC, you'll know that opinion is about as popular as ECU to I-AA. That being said, we don't berate those who think that, be we do debate them.

And FWIW, ECU isn't a good fit in the ACC and never was. A big motivator for expansion was breaking the dominance of the T.R. mafia. Letting ECU in creates that problem all over again. Also, I'm not sure off the top of my head, but isn't ECU a Teir 3 according to USN&WR? If so, that's not high enough. The ACC has a ridiculously high academic standard. People often assume the ACC wants to be like the SEC. That's wrong. The ACC wants to be the Pac-10 on steroids (strong athletics at all levels AND academics).

I also don't think ECU to I-AA is a good move.... but I do recognize that ECU is out in the middle of nowhere in terms of conference allies. There is no true good fit for them in any I-A conference other than the ACC. The Big East would be "good enough" ... but if your closest rival is in Morgantown ...... it's hard to to generate interest every week. After the allure of a BCS conference wore off... tell me how excited you'd be to play UCONN .... or Rutgers .... or Syracuse .... or USF....

Viewed through the lens of history this is just hysterical to me seeing as how the 'Cuse is now in the ACC along with BC and Miami. And Rutgers ended up where? Hey, UConn is a lot closer than UTEP. Funny reading again the Mongo/Cap/OTM three way war after all these years.
02-08-2013 10:09 AM
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RE: The thread to talk about Mongo
FWIW i'd love sharing a conference with USF, Cuse, Rutgers, UConn and WVU
01-15-2014 05:33 PM
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