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RE: It's time for Madison and NDSU to move up...
(12-10-2017 02:23 PM)_C2_ Wrote:  
(12-10-2017 01:55 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  
(12-10-2017 01:42 PM)Bogg Wrote:  
(12-10-2017 09:20 AM)bullet Wrote:  
(12-10-2017 08:21 AM)johnbragg Wrote:  OP, you did this. Just go ahead and merge FBS and FCS. Make the FCS playoffs an invitational, with no penalty for declining. The playoffs would be like the basketball NCAAs, the lesser (or other bowls, for fans of the Rose and Sugar when they're not in the playoff rotation) would be like the NIT, and the FCS playoffs would be like the CBI.

Success at one level doesn't mean success at the next. Why would Montana want to become Wyoming?

Georgia Southern dominated FCS 20 years ago with 6 championships and 2 runnerups in a 16 year period. Do they want a regular dose of 2-10 seasons like this year? I actually think they have a better chance than the Dakota schools. Georgia Southern has a lot of talent nearby and no college competition in the southern half of Georgia.

I'm in this boat. G5 football is a losing proposition. Why go from playing for NCAA championships to struggling to hit.500 and make it to the Gus' Tire Shop Bowl in inland Alabama?

Yeah. Im not convinced the administration at JMU has any real interest in FBS. There are a lot of indications they really dont and just play lip service to the concept to appease fans. Some of the dominate northern FCS schools in Montana and the Dakotas I suspect feel the same way. They know they are located in lightly populated areas with very cold climates. They know the appeal of the FBS football really wont change the attendence numbers much (their attendance potential is already pretty much capped out) and they know a big TV deal wont be part of the move. The reality is a move to FBS isn't really all that attractive to the administrations of these schools. They see it as a quantum leap in costs with no similar quantum leap in potential benefits.

Whether they feel it's beneficial or not, they've outgrown FCS. Time for new challenges. They can always move back down later

These are schools--not sports franchises. There is a cost/benefit analysis that has to make sense to administrators--who, as a whole, are generally a very risk averse bunch. Right now they have full stadiums and compete for championships. You're going to have to make a better case for moving up than "we have nothing more to prove here".
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