USA today's Myerberg's CFB ranks kicks off with #125:GSU

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  1. GT1992

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    Average attendance can't go up much without expanding the stadium.

    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.
     
  2. gsu_paintballer

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    We already play one money game a year, so that's not changing anything. The only difference will be in a year like 2014 (a rarity), where we play three such teams: GT ($750,000), NCSU ($750,000), Navy ($500,000).

    Navy is even a potential win, if our previous meeting is any indication.

    The stadium is being expanded to over 20,000 in time for the 2014 season.
     
  3. coit

    coit Posting at a high level

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    I didn't see an answer so ill ask again. Why is Ga State rushing into FBS so quickly? Southern makes sense to me because they have developed a tradition and a fanbase.

    State has neither.
     
  4. ThisIsAtlanta

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    Looking forward to following these, that was a pretty interesting read on a pretty uninteresting program.
     
  5. 05GTCorndog

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    Didn't there used to be minimum attendance requirements for FBS membership?
     
  6. gsu_paintballer

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    Still exists.

    15,000 two-year average.
     
  7. Diseqc

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  8. TechSBP

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    I think Georgia Southern will become a respectable mid-major program, much like Southern Miss, Ohio University, or Middle Tennesse State. They have an alumni and fan base that supports the program and they have a solid reputation.

    I expect our old night division, which aspires to be taken seriously as a research institute, to eventually hire a president who tires of pouring money into a football program that will probably never be successsful competing against Georgia Southern or Kennesaw State. Georgia State can't compete against the dregs of FCS. They won't do much better against the dregs of FBS. Moreover, unlike Southern, they lack an on-campus stadium, have no fanbase (with actual attendance closer to 3,000 than announced attendance), and will have to hope for any attention at all (given that U[sic]GA, Georgia Tech, and Georgia Southern will all likely continue to have winning seasons most years).

    Our old night division wants to shake its image of being a commuter community college, and it has academic programs and research opportunities that will allow it to do just that. But a losing football team in an empty stadium will not help them do that.

    Moving to FBS is not an elixir---membership in FBS is rapidly expanding. As this happens, being in FBS will not confer the same recruiting advantage that it once did. The big factor for recruiting already is, and will continue to be, membership in an elite conference.

    I would not be shocked to see 150 teams in FBS by the end of the decade.
     
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  9. MySouthernJacket

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    They are State. We are the real GSU.
     
  10. Diseqc

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    Dumb argument is dumb.

    www.gsu.edu
     
  11. turbanicusgt

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    Not this again.
     
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    sometime magically when Georgia Southern College got the "university" tag they suddenly think they are GSU. pretty cute, now wipe the snot off your nose and look at reality

    Southern it is
     
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    There should never be a tv announcer who disrespects us by calling vpisu tech or having to clarify between the two. So long as they're in Georgia, they should have the decency to respect our schools accordingly.
     
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    You realize that the Ga. SOuthern game will be an absolute dogfight in 2014?
     
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    I've made a öööö-my-pants bet before and lost but I think I could bet against this and not have to soil myself.