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Jerry Jr. recently made a public comment that he hopes to have Liberty playing FBS in a matter of months. These comments were made to city officials and other local college presidents. This seems like a rather odd statements to make with a specific time date of a few months. This could totally be wishful thinking or something could be in the works.

http://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/Falwel...68091.html

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09-22-2016 08:54 AM
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(09-22-2016 08:54 AM)Libertygrad01 Wrote:  Jerry Jr. recently made a public comment that he hopes to have Liberty playing FBS in a matter of months. These comments were made to city officials and other local college presidents. This seems like a rather odd statements to make with a specific time date of a few months. This could totally be wishful thinking or something could be in the works.

http://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/Falwel...68091.html

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That is exciting talk and I wonder how real it may be. With JFJr's current high visibility with the election, and the wonderment surrounding his actions by many, if LU did get an invite it would likely be limited to SBC (seems unlikely with past history), C-USA (seems even more unlikely) or MAC (has there been any hint?). If it's not one of these 3 then what conference? The SBC prez resistance is well documented.

If, by some unbelievable act LU does get any invite, the LU would have achieved it's invite by what it brings in facilities and media, not by being the prime pick. But hey anyway it's achieved is a success for the program.
09-22-2016 09:11 AM
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It could be telling that he didn't say he hopes to be in a conference within months, but said playing FBS football within months. He could be taking about an Indy route. Maybe they've been discussing with the NCAA and he expects a decision in months OR I'm reading way to much into some off the cuff comments. :)

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09-22-2016 10:03 AM
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http://stationcaster.com/player_skinned....&f=5649893

9/20/2016 cast, 48:00 min mark.

ODU's Selig very high on Liberty. Talking about a complete shake up for G5. Putting teams like ODU, JMU. UNCC, APP State, GA Southern in the same conference.
09-22-2016 02:37 PM
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I hope Liberty gets to move up to FBS and I'd rather it be in a conference rather than independent. I will not hold my breath or get my hopes up.

I don't know what would change in order for Liberty to move up to FBS as a member of an FBS conference short of a complete overhaul like Liberty Fan mentioned. The Big 12 is the only one geographically nearby that is actively looking. We've already been denied by the Sun Belt annually for the past several years. We've been told "no" by the MAC and C-USA too. The WAC-E fell apart. The American likely won't take us, nor any other conference.
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(09-22-2016 05:42 PM)GE and MTS Wrote:  I hope Liberty gets to move up to FBS and I'd rather it be in a conference rather than independent. I will not hold my breath or get my hopes up.

I don't know what would change in order for Liberty to move up to FBS as a member of an FBS conference short of a complete overhaul like Liberty Fan mentioned. The Big 12 is the only one geographically nearby that is actively looking. We've already been denied by the Sun Belt annually for the past several years. We've been told "no" by the MAC and C-USA too. The WAC-E fell apart. The American likely won't take us, nor any other conference.
Sadly and unfortunately I agree. One wonders why JFJr would say that. To appease the Lynchburg community? One has to wonder.
09-22-2016 07:46 PM
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Na, I don't think the Lynchburg community gives 2 hoots about Liberty going FBS. I think there's something in the works, but who knows if it will actually happen.

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(09-22-2016 08:27 PM)Libertygrad01 Wrote:  Na, I don't think the Lynchburg community gives 2 hoots about Liberty going FBS. I think there's something in the works, but who knows if it will actually happen.

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With the wife out of town and a baseball game on in the background, I played the audio link that LF posted of the LU/FBS mention. The Wednesday 1-hour radio program from the Richmond station was "Why football for ODU" and "Why not football for VCU"? LU and JMU got mentions on Tuesday's program and the hosts made a 1 hour program on Wednesday from the mention. The essence was that Wood Seligh, AD of ODU said the big conferences are increasing and building their sports monetary empires and the smaller conferences are having their sports revenue bottoming out or diminishing and that regional rivalries of nearby schools was on his wish list. He stated, if it did happen, lots would need to happen to make it a reality. That JMU and LU would be positioned strongly in a new regional conference. He also mentioned App St, GaSo, ODU, UNC-Charlotte. The hosts stated the lack of rivalries with C-USA members, and the cost of travel as reason why ODU would favor such an realignment.

Good fodder. A very unlikely scenario with lots required to happen with a very low probability of success. This is where JMU and LU fans relish and rekindle any mention or hint of FBS.
09-22-2016 09:22 PM
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Dang it! Why do they have to go and get my hopes up again? I just can't see the road to FBS. But I guess Jerry does.
09-23-2016 07:45 AM
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LU going FBS seems unlikely to me.....at least the getting invite route does.
09-23-2016 08:30 AM
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