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RE: Football 2020 Schedule
We really need to convince AR St it is in their best interest to play us at Memphis every year (or UAB or USM) . We don't need to be going to Jonesboro. We sure don't need to be going to Mobile, Monroe or San Antonio. I'd rather play Boise or San Diego St home & home or a low level P5 like Vandy, Northwestern, or one of the ACC schools than these Sunbelt schools H/H.

And before I get the recruiting retort, there was no one at Mobile or Monroe. Hard to impress a recruit with that sort of atmosphere. Does more harm than good.
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(Yesterday 12:15 AM)MvETigers Wrote:  Our formula has worked for three straight AAC West titles and this year's AAC Championship. I don't know why we should want to change it so drastically?!

I think the primary reason is a personal (selfish?) one. Fans want to see the "name" opponent.
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(Yesterday 08:33 AM)Atlanta Wrote:  We really need to convince AR St it is in their best interest to play us at Memphis every year (or UAB or USM) . We don't need to be going to Jonesboro. We sure don't need to be going to Mobile, Monroe or San Antonio. I'd rather play Boise or San Diego St home & home or a low level P5 like Vandy, Northwestern, or one of the ACC schools than these Sunbelt schools H/H.

And before I get the recruiting retort, there was no one at Mobile or Monroe. Hard to impress a recruit with that sort of atmosphere. Does more harm than good.

I believe the argument is that we go into those areas and can combine a recruiting trip with a game weekend. We allow local recruits AND COACHES & FAMILIES to come see us in their own backyard.

I don't really know how effective it is, but Norvell is a believer in it.
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RE: Football 2020 Schedule
(Yesterday 08:33 AM)Atlanta Wrote:  We really need to convince AR St it is in their best interest to play us at Memphis every year (or UAB or USM) . We don't need to be going to Jonesboro. We sure don't need to be going to Mobile, Monroe or San Antonio. I'd rather play Boise or San Diego St home & home or a low level P5 like Vandy, Northwestern, or one of the ACC schools than these Sunbelt schools H/H.

And before I get the recruiting retort, there was no one at Mobile or Monroe. Hard to impress a recruit with that sort of atmosphere. Does more harm than good.

That's what I thought, but that's not the angle. The angle is, you convince a prospect you are looking at that "we will play a game in San Antonio so your mamma can drive to at least one game in her lifetime and see you play."
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RE: Football 2020 Schedule
Recruiting is absolutely the reason. We had dozens of recruits lined up for GA State before it was canceled. We have had quite a few at each of those road games according to people that were there.

While I would trade games with some teams for those, they are invaluable in recruiting.
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https://247sports.com/college/usc/Articl...42418/Amp/

here's a perfect chance to upgrade the 2021 schedule but are we willing to swap a FCS home game for a buy game with USC?
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(Today 12:20 PM)UofMemphis Wrote:  https://247sports.com/college/usc/Articl...42418/Amp/

here's a perfect chance to upgrade the 2021 schedule but are we willing to swap a FCS home game for a buy game with USC?

It would definitely be worth pursuing. But, would USC have the gonads to play Memphis right now? Probably not if they talk to their cross town rival. Maybe they are hoping more for an easier G5 team.
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(Today 12:59 PM)southpaw1 Wrote:  
(Today 12:20 PM)UofMemphis Wrote:  https://247sports.com/college/usc/Articl...42418/Amp/

here's a perfect chance to upgrade the 2021 schedule but are we willing to swap a FCS home game for a buy game with USC?

It would definitely be worth pursuing. But, would USC have the gonads to play Memphis right now? Probably not if they talk to their cross town rival. Maybe they are hoping more for an easier G5 team.

I would think our old OC Clay Helton would like the chance to replace a FCS team with Memphis.

plus, if they want to avoid doing a 'buy game' they could always make it a home-home with the game in Memphis being played in either 2024 or 2026 when they have an opening.
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