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Old 03-25-2013, 01:03 PM   #1
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Per Tommy Bowman of the Winston-Salem Journal. Likely will accept Wednesday. Georgia Southern also has a presser scheduled for Wednesday, so they could be jumping up too.
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:16 PM   #2
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im glad they are jumping... i think they can be a pretty competitive mid major... nice football stadium that has room to expand...great tailgating atmosphere for a school that size... solid fan base that will support them... go apps
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:36 PM   #3
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Its where the money is. With the playoff and all coming in, they wont have the big money maker games coming in such as UGA, Michigan, LSU...
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that's good to hear, that University is too good to be in the FCS. Hopefully Wofford will make be able to make the jump one day.

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Old 03-25-2013, 06:58 PM   #5
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I see this as a good idea because under the new rules the highest ranked non BCS team (conferences other than the SEC, Big Ten, Big 12, PAC 12 and ACC) will automatically go to a BCS bowl.

Of course it may be difficult coming from the Sun Belt, but people said the same about teams from the WAC years before.
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that's good to hear, that University is too good to be in the FBS. Hopefully Wofford will make be able to make the jump one day.
If confused were a color, that's the color I would be, because they just joined joined the FBS and left the FCS.
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I see this as a good idea because under the new rules the highest ranked non BCS team (conferences other than the SEC, Big Ten, Big 12, PAC 12 and ACC) will automatically go to a BCS bowl.

Of course it may be difficult coming from the Sun Belt, but people said the same about teams from the WAC years before.
Sun Belt is a temporary stop for App.
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Sun Belt is a temporary stop for App.
Yea one would believe Conference USA is next?
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Default Re: App State to Sun Belt

Although it's probably highly unlikely, I hope we don't schedule App St. or Georgia Southern in the near future...GSU runs the option more effectively than Wofford in my opinion. Heck, I wouldn't even schedule Wofford. The triple option just gives us trouble period.
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Yep, you're right. I'm used to it being called 1-AA, or Division II. The whole FBS, and FCS is too confusing for this old fart.
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Yea one would believe Conference USA is next?
Perhaps whatever the Big East becomes or maybe a replacement in the ACC if the SEC poaches NC State.
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I think that both of those teams will be able to compete in that conference immediately
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I think that both of those teams will be able to compete in that conference immediately
Yea and now they'll get 20 more scholarships.
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They will do well in then FBS. Maybe one day we will see a Michigan - App State bowl game.
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App or Georgia southern could probably compete in The ACC, today
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They will do well in then FBS.
Not a given. I remember when Marshall made the jump...they were not able to sustain their success from Div I-AA/FCS. Kinda wish this didn't happen...their old SoCon was a great conference at one time and some of those lesser teams will fall further behind in $$.
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good move by appy st. this is a logical step towards going Div 1. I think that this will give them time to get their facilities going if they decide to try to go to a larger conference. One thing I have always wondered, where do visiting teams fly into when playing in Boone? The closest commercial airports are not very close. Not that it matters, but I have always wondered...
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Not a given. I remember when Marshall made the jump...they were not able to sustain their success from Div I-AA/FCS. Kinda wish this didn't happen...their old SoCon was a great conference at one time and some of those lesser teams will fall further behind in $$.
true but then you can use the example of boise state ... it goes both ways... i hope they do go the way of boise and not marshall
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If this is true and does happen that means Coastal will move over to the SoCon....Wow....I just dont see Appy State moving up along with Jawja Southern....that is a big step for sure...
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