- Jul 27, 2006
Average attendance can't go up much without expanding the stadium.The main point to the entire thing is that Georgia Southern football has not grown since 1990. Average attendance has not changed all that much. Being the most successful team to take the field in FCS didn't change the situation much. The program is stagnant, aside from moving forward to FBS.
As for "a couple of years of two or three wins", people tend to talk out of both sides of their mouth on this one. On one hand, you say that we're recruiting the same talent as the current lower tier, and that the lower tier is "the new FCS". In the next breath, you say we'll win two or three games.
Those statements don't really jive.
As for the money changing (even in the event of a few bad years), the numbers I listed aren't really impacted by success. BCS teams are still going to pay for an FBS win. Students are paying the fee whether we're winning or not. The Sun Belt payout is going to be relatively the same for a period of time. Those numbers are quite static.
If you're planning on taking advantage of all those big paydays, you won't be playing the same FCS schedule. That's where it does jibe. Guess what, things will be static once again, what are you hoping for? A Big East invitation? It's become tight at the top of the BCS, so much that UConn is now an afterthought. What I envision Southern as, is an upside of CFU and downside of GSU. I think you'll compete fine in a few years in the Sunbelt, but there will be growing pains.