We win the SBC and get in the G5 playoffs as a #8 seed.
SBC Conference Champ Game - @ App St
Round 1 - Travel to #1 W. Michigan
Round 2 - Travel to #4 Boise St
Championship Game - Somewhere in Florida
Do we really have enough fans across the country to support our team through this. Also how many of us would travel to all 4 sites?
It would also take at least $150k per trip to travel the team and it's staff. So we are $500k out of pocket before we play for the title. No one will underwrite the travel cost for these teams...so the school would have to pay!
I'll pass on the G5 playoffs and stick with a bowl opportunity.
Agree with that.
Realistically, a great season we go 11-1 or 10-2 depending on the number of SEC teams on schedule.
So with that, and this current stacked system, this is the ceiling! 11-1 and we in NOLA bowl or Camellia bowl.
Dominant FCS teams before but none had 5 years with national titles and 5 straight years with P5 wins...they won when people were actually watching...that's how they got all the hype.
yea and by your account, we won 4 NOLA Bowls during that same time so shouldn't our football brand be bigger? I mean come on, their in the FCS and we in the FBS.
Our ceiling as an FBS program is 9-4. I know that because we've neveer done better as an FBS program.
We are trying, and we will succeed, in raising that ceiling. We are not the only SBC school doing this. Several others have made this decision as well.
Years ago, people like you never thought that the SBC would have 5 tie-ins, a nationally ranked program, and beat 2 other FBS conferences in CFP money. Same people never thought Louisiana could win more than 8 games, go to successive Bowls, and nearly double our athletic budget.
I gotta say. This thread is very odd. It almost looks planned for all of you naysayers and regressives to be on the board at the same time.
You lack of acknowledging reality is naysaying and will end up being regressive. But hey hold that rope. One day if the stars align, we might play Vandy in the Camellia bowl.