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    Quote Originally Posted by LaCajunsFan View Post
    Nah, that's not going to happen, because it's 'likely' that @ruston moves up to P5.
    No, seriously, that was a post on the coosa thread, lol: old techdawg28 has it all figgered out.....

    http://csnbbs.com/thread-814865-page-54.html
    I have skimmed through all 57 pages of this thread. It sounds like roughly 40% of the fans welcome a regional merger between the two conferences.

    Marshall fans and Tech fans seem to be the most opposed, while USM welcomes it with open arms.

    Tech fans without a doubt see no value in adding the Cajuns. It is only when asked who would you pick between UL (ULL) & ULM that Tech fans choose the Cajuns.

    I relish the opportunity to be in the same conference as Tech. I want every available opportunity to knock them on their ___. Plus it's fun and sells tickets! I don't get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Buds View Post
    I have skimmed through all 57 pages of this thread. It sounds like roughly 40% of the fans welcome a regional merger between the two conferences.

    Marshall fans and Tech fans seem to be the most opposed, while USM welcomes it with open arms.

    Tech fans without a doubt see no value in adding the Cajuns. It is only when asked who would you pick between UL (ULL) & ULM that Tech fans choose the Cajuns.

    I relish the opportunity to be in the same conference as Tech. I want every available opportunity to knock them on their ___. Plus it's fun and sells tickets! I don't get it.
    I think you answered your own question.

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    I'm not confused. The only thing I recall seeing you saying about LTU or Tulane were observations about who they signed. Maybe that was your way of saying if we were out of the SBC we might've signed these players. But I don't recall you ever saying that plainly.
    ....And again you are wrong...and as stated there were many times I conferred with people about the situation long before it occurred.....I wasn't a WACer, but was on board for a Belt exit!!!

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    No evidence
    ?.....go check the 18K plus posts and you will find it!!! Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Buds View Post
    I have skimmed through all 57 pages of this thread. It sounds like roughly 40% of the fans welcome a regional merger between the two conferences.

    Marshall fans and Tech fans seem to be the most opposed, while USM welcomes it with open arms.

    Tech fans without a doubt see no value in adding the Cajuns. It is only when asked who would you pick between UL (ULL) & ULM that Tech fans choose the Cajuns.

    I relish the opportunity to be in the same conference as Tech. I want every available opportunity to knock them on their ___. Plus it's fun and sells tickets! I don't get it.
    I wouldn't have a problem adding Cajuns to CUSA. It would reestablish a legit rivalry within the State & would mean a helluva lot more than playing schools like The F_U's....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueDawg View Post
    I wouldn't have a problem adding Cajuns to CUSA. It would reestablish a legit rivalry within the State & would mean a helluva lot more than playing schools like The F_U's....
    Go post that on barffs and bytes if you really mean it. Feel free to copy and post your post here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueDawg View Post
    I wouldn't have a problem adding Cajuns to CUSA. It would reestablish a legit rivalry within the State & would mean a helluva lot more than playing schools like The F_U's....
    Restoring an outanding, longstanding rivalry would be good for both programs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonCajun View Post
    Restoring an outanding, longstanding rivalry would be good for both programs.
    Dawg is lower colon inflating with carbon monoxide, don't think he means that for a second. That's why I challenged him to post it on B&B and copy it here.

    I do agree with your statement in general..

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonCajun View Post
    Schools will make more sound economic decisions if they want to remain competitive. A solid geographic conference is the solution and they are all coming to grips with that now that their revenue stream is gone. Being in the same state with LA Tech won't stop this any more than it stops similar schools in other states like Miss, Bama, Texas, Virginia, or California. Tech will play with us, not ULM. But then ULM will not be a part of this, nor will Little Rock and UTA. I would prefer to not have UTEP and NMSU in the conference because of travel costs. But, if the MWC doesn't take them, UTEP will remain and will need a travel partner. If they stay, UAB and USA go East, as an example. Hell, WKU and MT may prefer to go east instead of UAB and USA. It's all conjecture at this point as to who goes where, but this will happen in some form. The only other question is timing.
    Your argument makes complete sense. Your last sentence is key however. The timing will happen later rather than sooner due to the egos and elitism of many of the players. Some schools will have to near bankruptcy before they come to their senses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZoomZoom View Post
    Dawg is lower colon inflating with carbon monoxide, don't think he means that for a second. That's why I challenged him to post it on B&B and copy it here.

    I do agree with your statement in general..
    What in the actual ____ dude?!? Take your TiN foil hat off. Here's a concept that will blow your mind....I'm not the same BlueDawg from BBB! Wow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    Your argument makes complete sense. Your last sentence is key however. The timing will happen later rather than sooner due to the egos and elitism of many of the players. Some schools will have to near bankruptcy before they come to their senses.
    This is fine with me as our position only gets stronger as time goes by as we are one of the more financially sound schools in the G5.

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    Over two years later and nothing has changed. Some have said the time line when everything will go down is 2022. Others say it's 2025. I just know it's 2019 and no changes at all have taken place with any of the G5 conferences in over two years.

    I think things may simply be settling down into what and how they're going to be.


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    Unless you see a "merge and divide" with CUSA as some are calling for, the only possibility of a shift would be when the big boys' current tv contracts expire. And, everything will come from whether the Big 12 expands or not.

    If neither of those happen. This is our home.

    And for the record, I don't expect either to happen.


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    Quote Originally Posted by talktomewillis View Post
    Unless you see a "merge and divide" with CUSA as some are calling for, the only possibility of a shift would be when the big boys' current tv contracts expire. And, everything will come from whether the Big 12 expands or not.

    If neither of those happen. This is our home.

    And for the record, I don't expect either to happen.
    I have always though the most difficult hurdle we have to overcome is one that is completely out of our control - the TV market which we live in in LAFAYETTE, Louisiana. It's just not a major enough market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunVic View Post
    I have always though the most difficult hurdle we have to overcome is one that is completely out of our control - the TV market which we live in in LAFAYETTE, Louisiana. It's just not a major enough market.
    When Conference USA was adding teams, market size had everything to do with it.

    Not any more.

    Win in your conference. Have good facilities. Show plans for the future. That, more than anything, drives the bus now.

    But unless one of the two things above happens, this is all moot.

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    La tech with that Ruston market 😍


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunVic View Post
    I have always though the most difficult hurdle we have to overcome is one that is completely out of our control - the TV market which we live in in LAFAYETTE, Louisiana. It's just not a major enough market.
    From Opelousas to Morgan City, we have over 625K people. No idea what that number looks like from NOLA to Lake Charles. That's our market.

    Half of the problem is five other universities with a similar level of football competetion are in the same geographic footprint. Too much of the same product in the market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunVic View Post
    I have always though the most difficult hurdle we have to overcome is one that is completely out of our control - the TV market which we live in in LAFAYETTE, Louisiana. It's just not a major enough market.
    TV markets do not matter anymore with streaming services it's about brand awareness. Disney vs Amazon will lead the way in conference realignment.

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