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Re: 2018 Football
« Reply #210 on: December 05, 2018, 01:05:22 pm »
Its embarassing how poorly the league performed after getting so many bids. There is no way to hide the fact that the conference was absolutely over-rated!
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Re: 2018 Football
« Reply #211 on: December 05, 2018, 01:44:57 pm »
I disagree with those who say the CAA is overrated because if the Patriot, NEC or any of the FCS Conference winners had to play in the CAA week in and out they would have come away so beat up like the CAA teams did losing so many starters that when they got to the tournament they were playing without key players or playing hurt. Take Colgate what would their record had been if they played teams that SBU, JMU, Delaware, Towson, Etc. every week.


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Re: 2018 Football
« Reply #212 on: December 05, 2018, 03:47:28 pm »
Its embarassing how poorly the league performed after getting so many bids. There is no way to hide the fact that the conference was absolutely over-rated!
I agree. If Maine makes it to the championship game that should be some consolation.

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Re: 2018 Football
« Reply #213 on: December 05, 2018, 04:03:49 pm »
We need Maine to make it as far as possible so that it doesn't look so bad for the conference. If they make it to Frisco, all the talk about the league being overrated will end overnight. Of all the CAA playoff teams, they were the lowest ranked one by the computers despite being the conference champion.

JMU losing to Colgate had a whole lot to do with the Mike Houston rumors during the week leading up to the game. I don't believe he prepared the team all that well, and by some of the playcalling decisions he made late in that game, you could tell he wanted them to lose so he could move on to ECU. The only really ugly loss was Towson losing by two scores at home to Duquense. That just shouldn't happen and was a real black mark for the league. As far as the rest of the conference was concerned, Delaware had to play JMU, so one CAA team was going to be eliminated regardless. Elon was banged up after a boatload of injuries and were underdogs on the road at SoCon champ Wofford. Our game could have gone either way, though to be fair we were on the road against a team that turned out to be better than we thought they were. Not a horrible loss. Only Towson was an embarrassment to the CAA.


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Re: 2018 Football
« Reply #214 on: December 22, 2018, 12:24:15 pm »
We all keep talking on new threads and old threads about the future of SBU Football so I just want to make some points about that;

Many FCS Programs have moved up to FBS and there are other Schools that are contemplating moving up at this time. In fact it's my opinion that the lower FBS Programs are really the high end of the FCS.

The CAA is still the elite conference and I say this because look at the competition in all the other conferences so what I would like to see is the CAA play the winners of all the other FCS conferences in a regular season game as an example CAA against the Big South, CAA against NEC, Etc.

Lastly I think SBU has to play against 2 FBS per year (elite program like say Oregon and non elite like Old Dominion)

I just wanted to start a conversation and look forward to others opinions
 

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Re: 2018 Football
« Reply #215 on: December 22, 2018, 02:03:27 pm »
We all keep talking on new threads and old threads about the future of SBU Football so I just want to make some points about that;

Many FCS Programs have moved up to FBS and there are other Schools that are contemplating moving up at this time. In fact it's my opinion that the lower FBS Programs are really the high end of the FCS.

The CAA is still the elite conference and I say this because look at the competition in all the other conferences so what I would like to see is the CAA play the winners of all the other FCS conferences in a regular season game as an example CAA against the Big South, CAA against NEC, Etc.

Lastly I think SBU has to play against 2 FBS per year (elite program like say Oregon and non elite like Old Dominion)

I just wanted to start a conversation and look forward to others opinions

I would love to see SB play 2 FBS teams every year. I am not so sure would do one P5 and one G5. Playing two G5 teams gives us a chance to snag a win or two, thus putting us on the national radar. If all we do is play a power team year in and year out, chances are SB wont ever win another FBS game.
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Re: 2018 Football
« Reply #216 on: December 22, 2018, 02:48:43 pm »
We all keep talking on new threads and old threads about the future of SBU Football so I just want to make some points about that;

Many FCS Programs have moved up to FBS and there are other Schools that are contemplating moving up at this time. In fact it's my opinion that the lower FBS Programs are really the high end of the FCS.

The CAA is still the elite conference and I say this because look at the competition in all the other conferences so what I would like to see is the CAA play the winners of all the other FCS conferences in a regular season game as an example CAA against the Big South, CAA against NEC, Etc.

Lastly I think SBU has to play against 2 FBS per year (elite program like say Oregon and non elite like Old Dominion)

I just wanted to start a conversation and look forward to others opinions

I have mixed feelings on this. I think the way SBU currently schedules is good and is in the same vein that Alabama schedules. You play your big game to start the year (the FBS game), play a couple cupcakes to get some wins and build momentum, and then allow the CAA schedule to provide you with the quality wins and SOS you need for a high playoff seed. I think what we currently do is fine. A second FBS game would be a guaranteed loss 9/10 times and would be another tough game on our players we don't need. Our policy of scheduling middling to good G5 teams, or low end P5 teams is a sound one. I wouldn't change the FBS scheduling.

What I would do is during years where we get that 12th regular season game (like 2019), I'd go out and try to get a big dog from another conference on the OOC schedule. A Montana, Sam Houston State, North Dakota State, Eastern Washington, Jacksonville State, Kennessaw State, somebody of that level. A true elite FCS Program. I'd do that in the years we get that 12 game rather than get another game against Bryant or Wagner on the schedule.

All in all I'm happy with our scheduling. It's challenging enough without being so difficult that it hurts our playoff chances. If we absolutely must make it tougher, replace the second cupcake home game with a home/home series against a strong FCS program.