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New conference idea
Would y'all be interested in this conference:

Liberty
ODU
JMU
Marshall
App St
Charlotte
Coastal
GA ST
GA Southern
South Alabama

It keeps the conference close for travel and would create a lot of natural rivalries. It's a young conference but teams with a lot of upside. There are large metros (Atlanta and Charlotte) mid sized metros (Myrtle Beach, Norfolk and Mobile) and passionate fan bases (LU, JMU, App, Marshall and GS). Getting these schools on board would be difficult but I think that would be my realistic conference of choice. It's also an upgrade across the board for sports. Thoughts?
12-21-2017 07:04 AM
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RE: New conference idea
(12-21-2017 07:04 AM)Ewglenn Wrote:  Would y'all be interested in this conference:

Liberty
ODU
JMU
Marshall
App St
Charlotte
Coastal
GA ST
GA Southern
South Alabama

It keeps the conference close for travel and would create a lot of natural rivalries. It's a young conference but teams with a lot of upside. There are large metros (Atlanta and Charlotte) mid sized metros (Myrtle Beach, Norfolk and Mobile) and passionate fan bases (LU, JMU, App, Marshall and GS). Getting these schools on board would be difficult but I think that would be my realistic conference of choice. It's also an upgrade across the board for sports. Thoughts?

I think the schools would listen due to increasing cost for travel.
12-21-2017 07:05 AM
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RE: New conference idea
We have discussed this possibility ad nauseum for several years. It would require CAA to sponsor an FBS league (questionable under NCAA rules) or for schools to give up auto bids for 5 years or so to pull off. I am not sure that Marshall, ODU or South Alabama would have a stomach for it.

On the upside, it would be a sweet league from our perspective.
12-21-2017 11:24 AM
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RE: New conference idea
Take out JMU and South Alabama and add FIU and FAU and it's a lot more attractive.
12-22-2017 06:41 AM
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RE: New conference idea
10 Team Conference
Liberty - ODU
Marshall - Charlotte
Southern Miss - UAB
WKU - Middle Tenn
UMASS (Football Only) vs ARMY (Football Only)

If 12 FIU and FAU
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12-23-2017 11:04 PM
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(12-22-2017 06:41 AM)GE and MTS Wrote:  Take out JMU and South Alabama and add FIU and FAU and it's a lot more attractive.

You guys just want saturday games before and after thanksgiving so you can spend the week in Florida 04-cheers
12-25-2017 12:54 PM
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(12-23-2017 11:04 PM)msm96wolf Wrote:  10 Team Conference
Liberty - ODU
Marshall - Charlotte
Southern Miss - UAB
WKU - Middle Tenn
UMASS (Football Only) vs ARMY (Football Only)

If 12 FIU and FAU

Suddenly the fans want us because we are not sucking anymore 04-cheers
12-25-2017 12:55 PM
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(12-21-2017 07:05 AM)Ewglenn Wrote:  
(12-21-2017 07:04 AM)Ewglenn Wrote:  Would y'all be interested in this conference:

Liberty
ODU
JMU
Marshall
App St
Charlotte
Coastal
GA ST
GA Southern
South Alabama

It keeps the conference close for travel and would create a lot of natural rivalries. It's a young conference but teams with a lot of upside. There are large metros (Atlanta and Charlotte) mid sized metros (Myrtle Beach, Norfolk and Mobile) and passionate fan bases (LU, JMU, App, Marshall and GS). Getting these schools on board would be difficult but I think that would be my realistic conference of choice. It's also an upgrade across the board for sports. Thoughts?

I think the schools would listen due to increasing cost for travel.

I would suggest an 8 team northern division
Liberty
ODU
JMU
App State
Marshall
Umass
Charlotte
MT

Southern division
FAU
FIU
Georgia Southern
Georgia State
Coastal Carolina
UAB
USA
Troy
12-25-2017 01:11 PM
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New conference idea
I’m all for a regional realignment but it will require cooperation between both CUSA and the Sunbelt. Any new conference will be required to have at least seven of their schools to have been together eight years, otherwise the new conference will not be eligible for CFP revenue or Tourny revenue.


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12-25-2017 03:15 PM
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RE: New conference idea
Liberty
ODU
App State
Charlotte
FAU
FIU
Georgia St.
Georgia So.
WKU
MTSU
Marshall
CCU
12-26-2017 02:44 AM
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