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RE: Conference USA proves again that it’s a failing model
Not sure how the Conference is Down, this year, theirs one conference ahead of us in Bowls and that's the ACC not the Sec or AAC, not sure about the payouts have not added that up yet, sure it goes to the SEC everything else does, and Basketball seems to be doing pretty good against the big boys for a one bid league. Try a accurate comparision. Leagues, Attentendances, Enrollment and fan support. What's the attendance for the MAC and AAC and population in the towns and cities in which we play in. Who's coming out and who's not has tv and the internet picked the revenue where the attendance has not. Can understand attendance in Miami being what it is, theirs so much to do and not sure the attendance will drop off next year, year two should be better with more experience its a long summer and fall comes quick for the interest, its always more exciting the first two weeks of games played theirs has been a drop of for attendance at most schools. Most people are fans of other schools, But theirs a population in Birmingham that grew up elsewhere and want to see competitive football and that's in Birmingham, When the new Stadium will be built where the fans can Daves it (Pub) and walk to the stadium and Johny Rocket it (Restarurant) watch even more attendance think were doing dang good to be working with what we are working with. And Imagine a Holiday Inn to slip into before and after the game did that once or twice at the BJCC.

Theirs a model to follow,.,
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RE: Conference USA proves again that it’s a failing model
For what it's worth, these are the universities that UAB has identified as its "peers" based on academics, financial health, research levels, medical care, and athletics. This list is very recent and is part of the current strategic plan that isn't even finished yet

Quote:University of California – Irvine
University of Cincinnati
University of Illinois – Chicago
University of South Florida
Virginia Commonwealth University
Rutgers University


Two universities were selected as aspirational peers, since they excelled in areas that are particularly important for the future of UAB, including research expenditures and enrollment:

University of California – San Diego
University of Pittsburgh

Athletics isn't the most important thing that UAB does, but it was included in the criteria they used for picking these institutions.

Important for another goal I think UAB should strive for, AAU membership, Rutgers, UC Irvine, and UC San Diego are all members so this list leaves me a little optimistic
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RE: Conference USA proves again that it’s a failing model
We absolutely must NOT expand our league to more teams that include regional opponents. That is a financial loser, and we may never recover. We must become a power in C-USA, and then look for our opportunity to join the AAC.

What would the AAC want from us? We need to show:

1. Financial commitment with football coaches and facilities (check)
2. A strong TV market for football (check)
This includes our attendance, so we NEED to keep it high!
3. A stadium that fits our program and our league (working on that)
4. A strong commitment to non-football sports (check - mostly)

The only other piece is that we need an advocate or a group of advocates. I'm sure the foundation is ready to be an advocate for the move up. Now, we need our AD to work toward that end. I've talked to him about it, but I'm not sure where his head is.

I hope he doesn't dream too little dreams.
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RE: Conference USA proves again that it’s a failing model
(12-06-2017 10:42 AM)mobileblazer Wrote:  If we're setting our sights on a CUSA/Sunbelt merger, we'll never grow as a program. Our focus should ONLY be in joining the ACC ASAP

Unfortunately we don't get to hand pick which conference we go to. Although, if there is a major realignment, the AAC will also be involved. Their tv deal won't last much longer, and they are also spread all over the place.
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RE: Conference USA proves again that it’s a failing model
This may be something to say, but, I think as a Charter member of C-USA. I think we should stay (it pays dividends to stay with your conference) if UAB were to move to another conference, if a new stadium is built, I would pull for the Big 12. You normally get so called better recruits with a move up (if that's what they call it). But it seems to be a relative discussion cause then your playing higher so called talent week in week out. Would like us to be a frontrunner in the C-USA. For a topic of discussion, UAB - the former conference was changed, I thought we would be the dominant team in Basketball, it did not pan out this way. It shifted to the so called lower teams being more competitive then we were, for some reason in baseball and other teams it does not seem to be as much as a shift in recruits you can sign them either or, if you have a good hard nosed baseball coach.
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Anybody have any aspirin?
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RE: Conference USA proves again that it’s a failing model
(12-06-2017 12:06 PM)the Dragon Wrote:  We absolutely must NOT expand our league to more teams that include regional opponents. That is a financial loser, and we may never recover. We must become a power in C-USA, and then look for our opportunity to join the AAC.

What would the AAC want from us? We need to show:

1. Financial commitment with football coaches and facilities (check)
2. A strong TV market for football (check)
This includes our attendance, so we NEED to keep it high!
3. A stadium that fits our program and our league (working on that)
4. A strong commitment to non-football sports (check - mostly)

The only other piece is that we need an advocate or a group of advocates. I'm sure the foundation is ready to be an advocate for the move up. Now, we need our AD to work toward that end. I've talked to him about it, but I'm not sure where his head is.

I hope he doesn't dream too little dreams.
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RE: Conference USA proves again that it’s a failing model
(12-06-2017 12:26 PM)the_blazerman Wrote:  Anybody have any aspirin?

Yea I do, Bayer or Tylenol. See ya later, I suppose.
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(12-06-2017 12:35 PM)BirminghamJoseph2770 Wrote:  
(12-06-2017 12:26 PM)the_blazerman Wrote:  Anybody have any aspirin?

Yea I do, Bayer or Tylenol. See ya later, I suppose.

You need some anacin.....it's a analgesic.....
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(12-06-2017 11:12 AM)rook360 Wrote:  
(12-06-2017 10:59 AM)legalblazer Wrote:  According to legend, the AAC called Brian Mackin and left a message. Mackin was instructed not to return that call (presumably because there was a plan in motion to end the football program).

No one can confirm or Deny that it happened. I'm in the mindset there is some truth to it.

I would presume this is pastense not a future relative comment correct. Like saying Jimbo is coming to UAB this was pastense and not relative to current and future comments correct, Just say, correct cause your speaking in pastense, you have to explain that or people rise up. Quick. And you don't want that.
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