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RE: Rivalry Week
I like thinking out of the box when these type of futuristic posts are made. What makes a great rivalry? The easy answers are Coastal or ODU on one level, and on a higher level BYU, and the highest level ND.

Rivalry games are not planned, the develop. One game, or a short series of games with little impact on either team winning or losing, does not create a rivalry. The best rivalries are when one or both teams are playing for something significant and the opposing team squashes that hope. Sure Coastal, Chuck South rained on LU's parade in BSC games. And there was little interest beyond Central VA or Charleston of CCU.

LU can and should do better with developing rivalries. LU simply has more assets and and upside for success than most other schools. Does anyone really expect to see Coastal go beyond the Sun Belt? Sure ODU has been bantered around as a potential move up to the AAC if and when reorganization or expansion happens again. But ODU is restrained by being a state school and lacks the ability to make fast decisions, especially involving scheduling, and the creativity and funding sometimes required in scheduling, that LU has.

So who is a future rival for LU? As long as LU is an indy, LU will lack yearly conference games that help develop a rival. The best LU can hope for in the immediate future is to get as good as it can, to win games that diminishes the opposing teams's success, and hope those teams are on LU's schedule for future games. So all games that LU plays as an indy with significance for the opposing team will literally be rivalry games. And when LU can steal a win on those occasions, hello rivalry. Just think how cool it's going to be when LU beats a high power P5 team playing for a significant bowl seeding, national ranking, or even the CFP final 4.
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11-26-2017 11:20 AM
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RE: Rivalry Week
Yep, Coastal makes a lot if sense, but it seems as though they have no interest in playing us.

I bet NMSU or UMass could become rivals simply based on the number of times we’ll play each other as independents.
11-26-2017 06:37 PM
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(11-26-2017 06:37 PM)army56mike Wrote:  Yep, Coastal makes a lot if sense, but it seems as though they have no interest in playing us.

I bet NMSU or UMass could become rivals simply based on the number of times we’ll play each other as independents.

I feel like UMASS would make some sense.They don't really have anyone that I know of.
11-26-2017 07:04 PM
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RE: Rivalry Week
Even if they are not rivals I want to play the following teams on a regular basis:
Notre Dame, BYU, Viriginia, Va. Tech, ODU, Army, Navy, Air Force

And I want to play annually in CA, TX, FL and KY (my home).
11-27-2017 03:25 AM
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RE: Rivalry Week
Liberty Rivals:

1) ODU
2) CCU
3) BYU
4) ND
5) UVa
6) VT
12-16-2017 07:38 PM
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RE: Rivalry Week
JMU or ODU
12-18-2017 12:58 AM
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(12-18-2017 12:58 AM)voss749 Wrote:  JMU or ODU

We aren't going to be rivals with an FCS school so go ahead and forget about JMU.
12-18-2017 09:44 PM
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(12-18-2017 09:44 PM)GE and MTS Wrote:  
(12-18-2017 12:58 AM)voss749 Wrote:  JMU or ODU

We aren't going to be rivals with an FCS school so go ahead and forget about JMU.

Yep.
12-18-2017 10:57 PM
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RE: Rivalry Week
(12-18-2017 09:44 PM)GE and MTS Wrote:  
(12-18-2017 12:58 AM)voss749 Wrote:  JMU or ODU

We aren't going to be rivals with an FCS school so go ahead and forget about JMU.
JMU will only be a rival to LU when, and if, they become FBS.
12-20-2017 06:58 AM
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RE: Rivalry Week
(12-20-2017 06:58 AM)NewTimes Wrote:  
(12-18-2017 09:44 PM)GE and MTS Wrote:  
(12-18-2017 12:58 AM)voss749 Wrote:  JMU or ODU

We aren't going to be rivals with an FCS school so go ahead and forget about JMU.
JMU will only be a rival to LU when, and if, they become FBS.

That's also if JMU wanted to be a rival. They wanted no part of that when both were FCS.
12-20-2017 07:03 AM
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