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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunDreDog View Post
    What's that?
    I've heard about this thing they call leadership. Never seen it though. Sounds like something that makes every magical and shiny, instead of everything a miserable failure. What that must be like!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    Gotchya.
    Our only chance would be to let Jimmy handle the room. In fact, send Farmer back to Alaska for a while. Let Harris work his AAC contacts and if the chips fall right, we have a teeny tiny chance.
    So you're saying we have a chance. LOL.

    I'm sure the Big 12 can't wait to add UL-L, no ULL, no UL Lafayette, no UL Laf, no U La La, no Lafayette, no Louisiana Lafayette, no Louisiana. Yeah, that's it Louisiana. That's the ticket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonCajun View Post
    So you're saying we have a chance. LOL.

    I'm sure the Big 12 can't wait to add UL-L, no ULL, no UL Lafayette, no UL Laf, no U La La, no Lafayette, no Louisiana Lafayette, no Louisiana. Yeah, that's it Louisiana. That's the ticket.
    He's talking about a chance at the AAC

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    We would be a punching bag in the big 12 for all sports other than baseball and softball. Heck, we a punching bag in the fun belt


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    Quote Originally Posted by lifetimecajun View Post
    We would be a punching bag in the big 12 for all sports other than baseball and softball. Heck, we a punching bag in the fun belt
    It doesn't work like that...you don't recruit fun belt players to play in the big 12...you start recruiting big 12 players to play in the big 12....none of it matters because we have noshot, but this is an often misunderstood concept. You would take your lumps early but eventually you start getting those P5 level players across the board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basinbear View Post
    He's talking about a chance at the AAC
    AAC, Big 12, hell even the SBC ... we still have an identity problem and no national brand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazycajun View Post
    ... Farmer, he is incapable of closing anything...he can't even close stuff handed to him on a silver platter.
    Like the CST deal?

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    And with a large TV audience, and more importantly with a large Athletic Budget

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    Absolutely amazing what Houston has accomplished over the years with GREAT leadership!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLU View Post
    ZERO national brand
    I likes Tech's national brand!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLU View Post
    ZERO national brand
    ZERO diversification of family tree. That's how Terry got the shingles.. You people sicken me..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Buds View Post
    Absolutely amazing what Houston has accomplished over the years with GREAT leadership!
    Houston's President is a woman, Dr. Khator, who has taken them to new heights academically and athletically. She is a major public figure in Houston. She is always in the news around the city of Houston, speaking, being quoted, and advocating for the university. She has stated that athletics is Houston's window to the world and will do whatever is needed to get UH athletics seated at the right table as that reflects on UH's reputation and perception. She has the President of UT, the Governor and Lt. Governor of Texas now supporting UH for inclusion in the Big 12. UL, on the other hand ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stabil123 View Post
    And with a large TV audience, and more importantly with a large Athletic Budget
    Which they got because, unlike UL, they have great leadership.

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    you just take the lumps "early"?? here is iowa state's records, what is definition of "early"

    seasons/w/l/t
    1979–82 Donnie Duncan 4 18 24 2 .432
    1983–86 Jim Criner 3 4/5 16 24 2 .405
    1986 Chuck Banker 1/5 1 1 0 .500
    1987-94 Jim Walden 8 28 57 3 .335
    1995-2006 Dan McCarney 12 56 85 0 .397
    2007-08 Gene Chizik 2 5 19 0 .208
    2009–15 Paul Rhoads 6 29 45 0 .392
    2016– Matt Campbell 0 0 0 0 .000

    they have been in the conference since the 1920's and Cajuns now have more bowl victories


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    Quote Originally Posted by 31Ragin97 View Post
    you just take the lumps "early"?? here is iowa state's records, what is definition of "early"

    seasons/w/l/t
    1979–82 Donnie Duncan 4 18 24 2 .432
    1983–86 Jim Criner 3 4/5 16 24 2 .405
    1986 Chuck Banker 1/5 1 1 0 .500
    1987-94 Jim Walden 8 28 57 3 .335
    1995-2006 Dan McCarney 12 56 85 0 .397
    2007-08 Gene Chizik 2 5 19 0 .208
    2009–15 Paul Rhoads 6 29 45 0 .392
    2016– Matt Campbell 0 0 0 0 .000

    they have been in the conference since the 1920's and Cajuns now have more bowl victories
    Is Iowa state in the middle of a recruiting hotbed in the Deep South? Like you said we are almost doing better from the sunbelt. Where was TCU 10 years ago? How could they ever compete in the big 12? They would be a punching bag coming from cusa and the mountain west and big east. We beat houston at Houston 10 years ago and they just beat the defending national champion in a bowl game and are a candidate for the big 12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonCajun
    No UL-L, no ULL, no UL Lafayette, no UL Laf, no U La La, no Lafayette, no Louisiana Lafayette, YES Louisiana. ... That's the ticket.
    Fixed it for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazycajun View Post
    Is Iowa state in the middle of a recruiting hotbed in the Deep South? Like you said we are almost doing better from the sunbelt. Where was TCU 10 years ago? How could they ever compete in the big 12? They would be a punching bag coming from cusa and the mountain west and big east. We beat houston at Houston 10 years ago and they just beat the defending national champion in a bowl game and are a candidate for the big 12.
    ahh I see. thanks for the clarification..... so satellite camps are needed and could help the iowa state's of the world!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonCajun View Post
    So you're saying we have a chance. LOL.

    I'm sure the Big 12 can't wait to add UL-L, no ULL, no UL Lafayette, no UL Laf, no U La La, no Lafayette, no Louisiana Lafayette, no Louisiana. Yeah, that's it Louisiana. That's the ticket.
    with all those names sounds like we could be our own division in the big 20

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    Quote Originally Posted by 31Ragin97 View Post
    ahh I see. thanks for the clarification..... so satellite camps are needed and could help the iowa state's of the world!
    they are a basketball school

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    Quote Originally Posted by 31Ragin97 View Post
    with all those names sounds like we could be our own division in the big 20
    LOL or at least the 7 existing founding members, thus qualifying for automatic bids immediately.

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    More on what to look for in College Football realignment
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    A pair of Cougars - BYU and Houston - will be the next two teams to join the Big 12
    A pair of Cougars - BYU and Houston - will be the next two teams to join the Big 12
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    You can't find an educated follower anywhere who believes for one second that even if/when the Big 12 conference expands, that will be the end of college football's expansion and realignment. This is a process that keeps on giving us stories to follow and get worked up about.

    So what's going to happen, short term AND long term? An educated guess:

    For the 2018 season, the Big 12 will add a pair of Cougars: BYU and Houston.

    BYU is ready made for expansion. They have a rabid fan base that fills a 65,000 seat stadium, a national following, and already play a big time schedule. Houston is getting a hefty push from the politicians and it seems important for the conference to take hold of the nation's fourth largest TV market. These are easy choices.

    The rest of the candidates will get a couple of seasons to beef up their resumes for the next round…because there is always going to be a next round. Each has flaws that kept them out of the expanding Big 12 the first time around, so now they'll get time to address those. It will end up with Colorado State and Cincinnati having the right "2020 vision" to make the Big 12 a 14-team league by 2020.

    The conference under the most pressure after that will be the Pac 12. They will have fewer teams than every other Power Five conference, and far fewer worthy candidates to choose from. If they are smart – and they are – Larry Scott and the Pac 12 will first have some quiet conversations with both Boise State and San Diego State about the work those schools need to do to greatly improve on the academic side. If the needed transformations can take place by then, in 2020 the Pac 12 will add everyone's favorite underdog in the Broncos as well as a sleeping giant in the Aztecs. Both divisions will get one more team. Makes perfect sense.

    What happens after that? Who will be the first conference to go to 16 teams (not counting the old Western Athletic Conference, circa 1996)?

    Will the Pac 12 add two more still? Who? If the handwriting on the wall is clear enough for the current Group of Five schools to see, then they should boast their resumes in every way possible as to not be left behind.

    We will ultimately get to 80 teams: Five 16 team conferences. This will be great news for schools like New Mexico, Central Florida, Memphis, and UConn. It could happen as much for basketball as for football at that point because you can't play every team in the conference every year in football anyway. Basketball powers like the Lobos and Huskies will finally get their due.

    College football (and basketball) expansion will be going on well into the next decade.


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