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RE: Will USM ever leave CUSA?
(11-11-2017 09:54 AM)SouthernMiss3613 Wrote:  
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(11-11-2017 08:48 AM)EagNBran Wrote:  Let me speak as a USM fan instead of other programs speaking for us.


You give us a way out, an offer to the AAC or anywhere not the Sun Belt, and we’ll leave immediately. Our fans are frustrated. We don’t like CUSA and we’re sick of startups passing us by. After the last round of losses, our fan support has dropped dramatically, both butts in the seats and money being given. The moment we get out of here and show that we’re making moves to improve ourselves, a lot of that money will come back.

We would love to join the AAC. Is it some promised land? By no means, but it is a conference filled with teams we have history with that our fans recognize and enjoyed playing. If we were offered a spot, we’d take it automatically.

That issue was entirely created by Southern Miss. If upstarts are passing you by, then Southern Miss isn't doing what they need to do to improve in the current college football landscape. A change in G5 conferences won't fix that.

C-USA is a great conference for Southern Miss. And I think C-USA West is a perfect G5 division for USM. Southern Miss, like the rest of us, just needs to step up their game.


There is nothing USM can do. Our media market is what it is. It certainly doesn't matter how good your team plays on the field. Maryland and Rutgers both got Big 10 invites.

The media market is just an excuse. USM just isn't playing at the level they did back in the 1990's. If you were, things would probably different.
11-11-2017 10:19 AM
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(11-11-2017 09:01 AM)otown Wrote:  
(11-11-2017 08:24 AM)SouthernMiss3613 Wrote:  Leave to go where? The AAC isn't a better conference. C-USA could have 11 teams with winning records by the end of the season.

Here is a case study. If a CUSA team runs the table, where do they play their bowl? If you have to worry about another conference having an undefeated team or even a 1-2 loss team......then you have your answer.

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11-11-2017 10:29 AM
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(11-11-2017 08:48 AM)EagNBran Wrote:  Let me speak as a USM fan instead of other programs speaking for us.


You give us a way out, an offer to the AAC or anywhere not the Sun Belt, and we’ll leave immediately. Our fans are frustrated. We don’t like CUSA and we’re sick of startups passing us by. After the last round of losses, our fan support has dropped dramatically, both butts in the seats and money being given. The moment we get out of here and show that we’re making moves to improve ourselves, a lot of that money will come back.

We would love to join the AAC. Is it some promised land? By no means, but it is a conference filled with teams we have history with that our fans recognize and enjoyed playing. If we were offered a spot, we’d take it automatically.



Marshall is in the exact same boat. I am in the minority but I would like for Marshall to go Independent and schedule as many P5 and AAC teams as possible.
11-11-2017 11:32 AM
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(11-11-2017 09:47 AM)KNIGHTTIME Wrote:  The AAC should have invited southern miss over Tulsa....off the record. 03-shhhh

Agreed, I miss Southern Miss as they are one of ECU's oldest series in Football going back a long way. Tulsa to the MWC would have made sense. Southern Miss would have been a better geographic fit in the AAC.
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The startups hurt attendance at the older programs. No brand name = no draw. Play and beat some notable non-conference opponents please so people know who you are. USF has beaten Notre Dame. UCF has beaten Georgia. Those wins register with fans and improve your brand name.

AAC football is NOT far superior on-the-field. 85 scholarships levels the field. The G5 has very similar talent levels. There is a lot of parity. Ya'll did just notice Arkansas barely slipping by Coastal Carolina, right? We'll see during bowl season what the P6 hype is worth.

USM has 5 C-USA football championships. Those still mean something to me. Who has the most AAC football championships? I have no clue.

If the AAC expanded to 14, then yeah, we'd probably jump on that. If the Big12 finally imploded/exploded, then the landscape changes. Houston, Memphis, Cincy, and UConn own the best brand names. Lose any combination of those 4 and the desire to jump is greatly lessened, possibly extinguished. That might be a time where a mega-merger of what's left occurs.
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(11-11-2017 07:03 AM)Limebull Wrote:  All the old CUSA members left but Southern Miss stayed. And I don't think the conference really benefits them, do you guys see USM leaving anytime soon?

UAB is also an original member of CUSA.
11-11-2017 12:12 PM
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(11-11-2017 07:03 AM)Limebull Wrote:  All the old CUSA members left but Southern Miss stayed. And I don't think the conference really benefits them, do you guys see USM leaving anytime soon?

Its not a matter of whether or not USM will leave but just how much longer will it take. The independent route is there, if necessary, and our brand among the SEC and others will enable us to schedule the nearly $2mil away games in sufficient numbers allowing us to increase our away game income considerably thus finances should be alright. Home game revenue can be doubled by playing Southern U at home raather than La Tech, by playing Alcorn rather tjam UAB, by playing Jackson State rather than Rice, etc. More money from home games plus more from playing the biggies will enable us to "buy" some mid level teams a trip to the Rock from time to time, others like Tulane will come one and one.

A move like this will be mandatory within the next five years are you can write us off the map.
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(11-11-2017 12:34 PM)eager eagle Wrote:  
(11-11-2017 07:03 AM)Limebull Wrote:  All the old CUSA members left but Southern Miss stayed. And I don't think the conference really benefits them, do you guys see USM leaving anytime soon?

Its not a matter of whether or not USM will leave but just how much longer will it take. The independent route is there, if necessary, and our brand among the SEC and others will enable us to schedule the nearly $2mil away games in sufficient numbers allowing us to increase our away game income considerably thus finances should be alright. Home game revenue can be doubled by playing Southern U at home raather than La Tech, by playing Alcorn rather tjam UAB, by playing Jackson State rather than Rice, etc. More money from home games plus more from playing the biggies will enable us to "buy" some mid level teams a trip to the Rock from time to time, others like Tulane will come one and one.

A move like this will be mandatory within the next five years are you can write us off the map.

If you go Indy I hope we do too.
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