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(01-22-2017 04:35 AM)army56mike Wrote:  Why hasn't McCaw gotten us to FBS yet!?! That's all I want to know!!!!! He's had plenty of time!!!!!!!!!!

I think the going Indy route is the fastest and easiest route to go. Why it's taking so long to move in that direction I do not know. It's frustrating for me since I think LU is dragging their feet. You have schools invited into FBS that didn't even have FB teams and or a stadium to play in. So if we are waiting on some perfect situation to move, moving to FBS is never going to happen. We do it or don't do it and right now it appears we are not going to do it.
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The sooner, the better in my opinion. The longer we wait, the less time there is before the power conferences fill up and Liberty has less time to "state their case" for inclusion. Liberty likely doesn't want to transition with a coach who has a high probability to be fired after this season and/or just want to have all their ducks in a row. Will the Big South allow Liberty to keep their non-football sports in the conference? I would think so but maybe not and that's a huge problem.
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No it's you guys don't have a route to go FBS yet. The Indy one requires a waiver since it hasn't been done to my knowledge.
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(01-22-2017 09:57 PM)Ewglenn Wrote:  No it's you guys don't have a route to go FBS yet. The Indy one requires a waiver since it hasn't been done to my knowledge.

Before the FBS invite rule going FBS Indy from FCS was the thing to do. Now you need a invite. With all the FBS schools unable to make the attendance numbers I really don't see why going FBS Indy isn't a viable route. Not like going FBS Indy would screw anyone over. We wouldn't have bowl tie in's or get any CFP money. So getting denied a waiver seems silly since we wouldn't be cutting into anyone money pie.
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Agreed! What would it hurt to allow LU to move up as an Indy? If anything it just gives everybody an extra team to play when they need to fill their schedule.

But getting home games may be a challenge.
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(01-25-2017 05:58 AM)army56mike Wrote:  Agreed! What would it hurt to allow LU to move up as an Indy? If anything it just gives everybody an extra team to play when they need to fill their schedule.

But getting home games may be a challenge.

Liberty and other schools moving up as independents could take the money games away from existing schools, or at least drag the price that the power schools would have to pay as there would be more supply. Power schools likely would see it as more mouths to feed and potential threats to steal recruits, media attention, etc.

I think Liberty could have problems getting home games if they moved up in a messy way, such as through strong litigation. I don't think anyone would blacklist or boycott Liberty otherwise, or at least not any more than a traditional school (for example, west coast schools probably wouldn't jump at the first chance to play at Liberty unless they wanted more east coast exposure). I think Liberty would spend the money to get at least six home games, maybe seven. I'd be surprised if Liberty took payday games for money and not exposure.
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What is your opinion of the talk of a C-USA/Sun Bet/Independent merger along geographic lines?

NORTH:
Liberty
ODU
WKU
MTSU
Marshall
App St.

SOUTH:
Charlotte
Georgia St.
Georgia So.
Coastal
FAU
FIU

or

NORTH:
Army
UMass
Liberty
ODU
Marshall
WKU
MTSU

SOUTH:
App St.
Charlotte
Georgia St.
Georgia So.
Coastal
FAU
FIU
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I don't think Liberty is in either conference

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As in you don't believe Liberty would be invited to an eastern conference?
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What would have changed?

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