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#1 Re: Southern Miss » Southern Miss Cafeteria » 2019-08-13 13:17:39

Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:
southerner92 wrote:

Table 3. I would think the stories Coach Mac could tell about the old Metro, the formation of C-USA and the hiring of Giannini would be very very interesting.

I would like to know how close it really was to forming a Metro football conference........

https://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Jou … rence.aspx

Raycom’s plan called for the Metro to expand to 16 football-playing schools with two eight-team divisions or four four-team divisions, similar to what has been discussed by the ACC, the Pac-12 and others in recent weeks. It was compelling enough that at one point that spring in 1990, presidents and ADs from all 16 schools met in Dallas to talk it through.

“It would have changed the face of college athletics,” said Dave Hart, who attended that meeting as the AD at East Carolina, and now serves as the AD at Tennessee. “But the presidents just couldn’t get their arms around it. There were several people who understood the vision and were really excited, but they were outnumbered by those who were just terrified of something so radical. Nobody had ever heard of a super conference before.”

The super-conference idea didn’t work out for the Metro. A year after the study, in 1991, Florida State ended up going to the ACC, South Carolina joined Arkansas as new members of the SEC, and the Big East began playing football, which gave Syracuse, Boston College, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech and Miami a conference home for football.

Many of the other Metro members migrated to a new league called Conference USA.

#2 Re: Southern Miss » Southern Miss Cafeteria » 2019-08-12 16:31:22

Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:
southerner92 wrote:

Table 3. I would think the stories Coach Mac could tell about the old Metro, the formation of C-USA and the hiring of Giannini would be very very interesting.

I would like to know how close it really was to forming a Metro football conference........

not very close.... smelly burger and bobby bowden wanted to remain independent and did NOT want to share revenue.

#3 Re: Southern Miss » Southern Miss Cafeteria » 2019-08-12 14:36:17

5 for sure.... first ask auntee what was she thinking .... second ask paw paw buttermilk about the rumors he was paid to kill the program.... third go throw up

#4 Re: Southern Miss » Would this be better? » 2019-06-27 10:37:08

Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:

You can learn a lot from this UCONN story.....invest in what you are good at and do whatever it takes for that one sport. Stop trying to be all things in all sports....People forget that UCONN football was in the Fiesta Bowl playing Oklahoma just 8 seasons ago averaging over 35K a game at home. It didn’t work chasing the AAC for the benefit of football. Now they are going back to what made them UCONN historically.....a basketball school.

All things considered......lack of money, millennials not going to football games, no money for basketball renovations.....just put our limited resources into baseball and be great at that. I’m sitting here watching Vandy about to win another CWS and they had less success than us in baseball 10 years ago. It can be done.

Remember, UCONN lost $1.8 million going to the fiesta bowl selling ~3,000 tickets when required to sell 17,500

But it did not get any better in the AAC as the UCONN athletic dept. lost $41 million this year.

#5 Re: Southern Miss » Well hello, Southern Miss...... » 2019-06-26 16:03:07

Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:

Boise to AAC

Rice to MWC

Liberty to CUSA

Or the AAC stands pat at 11

#6 Re: Southern Miss » Reality of New Stadiums and Arenas in small towns...... » 2019-04-26 10:54:22

Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:

Saw this piece regarding MGM Park in Biloxi but it serves as a cautionary tale for Hattiesburg and USM regarding RGC. Long story short, a feasibility study was done prior to the first shovel digging on MGM Park, projecting 4100 people per game which The Shuckers have not come close to....in fact they are almost half of that projection at 2300 per game. Since Biloxi is on the hook for a $1.2 million bond payment each year for the stadium they are having to come out of the general fund around $600K+ to payoff the stadium. With 17 years remaining on the 22 year deal, that means Biloxi is on pace to lose north of $13 million on the ballpark.

RGC is going to get just north of $3 million from the taco tax. That might get you power washing, paint, a few more chairbacks for Dunwoody and a couple of 40 inch Insignia TV's on sale at Best Buy for the concourses.....Thats about it.

RGC is too big for a school our size. You need a 5K venue that has a few more bells and whistles and less maintenance. Hell, SMU is almost in downtown Dallas and Moody is only 7K in size. Villanova plays in a 6500K arena...... USM should be in something about 40% smaller than its current capacity. That type of renno is going to cost you around a conservative 30-35 million.....

Longwood is building a new 3000K arena around $20 million.....maybe we can use their contractor......

http://www.wlox.com/2019/04/23/mgm-park … ff-biloxi/


What was the attendance number they were projecting for Trustmark park to beak even for the Braves?
I thought it  was in the 4,000 range but don't remember.

#7 Re: Southern Miss » Best Thing to Happen...... » 2019-03-13 11:18:36

Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:

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I've been following Southern Miss hoops since USA beat us at home when we were nationally ranked back in 91.

wow i was at that game.... thanks for the TTT reminder

#8 Re: Southern Miss » Large USM decal search » 2019-02-17 20:54:36

EagleFWB wrote:

I'm looking for a large USM eagle head logo to put on a crawfish table I'm building. Not exactly sure how big, but probably at least 18" long. Do any of you know if anywhere in Hattiesburg sells something that big?

Let me edit to say that I live out of state. So it probably needs to be some place that is open on weekends when I'm up for a game... Or some place I might could order online.

Call university of Iowa marketing dept

#9 Re: Southern Miss » What an Independent Football Team Schedule Looks Like » 2019-02-14 17:15:40

Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:

Liberty announces 2022 schedule, which includes home games w/Virginia Tech, BYU, UAB & Akron plus road games at Arkansas, Wake Forest, FIU, Southern Miss & ODU

Wish our President would declare a state of emergency for our football program today and evaluate how Liberty's schedule blows away anything we have coming up over the next 5 years top to bottom.....

if we went to a schedule like that, would our campus still be safe?

#10 Re: Southern Miss » Now Watch the "Journalists" Hide.... » 2019-02-13 10:43:06

Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:
skyvoyager wrote:

I am curious what monty.graham@usm.edu thinks after his drive-by-hatchet-job letter to the editor supporting bennett and trashing hopson

I have no issues with ones opinion that differs from mine. I just wish that approach was shared by both sides. You had a lot of Facebook posters on EP slamming Hop for not informing Bennett regarding Briles. They are nowhere to be found since Bennett came out in defense of his coach.

This is the problem with our society today in general. Jump to conclusions. Condemn. Go for the quick win at any cost. Hide when the story plays out correctly. Show up later and act as if what happened earlier never occurred.

Monty's letter to the editor was a complete hatchet job on hopson and stated that Bennett had his  "full and unwavering support"

Now that Bennett has claimed to have known of/approved the interview beforehand, it kind of changes Graham's 'holier than thou' position.

#11 Re: Southern Miss » Now Watch the "Journalists" Hide.... » 2019-02-13 10:16:35

Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:

First, Paddy McGeek needs to apologize. He won't and will hide behind other reporters work and just claim that he was, "reporting" what others were saying. He didn't seek facts before either sharing anothers story or confirm any answers before publishing what was clearly a lie. He is the Southern Miss beat reporter and should have used better judgement instead of caving to outside competition.

Nicole Auerbach- The Athletic. She led the witch hunt with her published article of facts that Hop was unilaterally bringing in Briles and athletes with rape accusations. Her boss/colleague, Stewart Mandel, and other writers for The Athletic, supported her lies and trashed a good mans name. Will she retract her statements? Probably not, because they can continue to hide behind unnamed sources.....

Steve Godrey and Richard Johnson- SB Nation - Published the story about Hop not seeking approval from the administration which further fueled other journalists to trash USM and Jay Hopson. Lets see if they change their tune or hide behind unnamed sources.

Lets watch now that Bennett has finally issued a statement that contradicts all of these clowns and see how they scramble to save face.

I am curious what monty.graham@usm.edu thinks after his drive-by-hatchet-job letter to the editor supporting bennett and trashing hopson

#12 Re: Southern Miss » Tim Billings » 2019-02-08 11:04:22

Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:

You can speculate they are working on their plan right now and who will be in charge going forward. More interim titles probably will be handed out.

Or you can speculate that no one is working on a 'plan' and the 'plan' is to maintain radio silence ( except for leaks) and ride the storm out.

#13 Re: Southern Miss » The witch hunt has started. » 2019-02-08 10:58:35

Ace Barker wrote:
AndreWhere wrote:
Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:

Bennett’s agenda is about to destroy USM. Hop and his staff deserve better and should move on immediately.

Hop went into this knowing he had these things in his past. That's stupid, and regardless of what Bennett did Hop should have known better.

If SB Nation is right, and Hop jumped into this whole thing on his own, *knowing* he'd flirted with having rapists on his team in the past, then Hop not only acted stupidly, he was also insubordinate.

As for Bennett, he should have known about these things in Hopson's past. If he didn't, that's bad. If he did and still let this Briles thing get started, that's bad... but I doubt that.

I suspect Bennett knew Hop was playing footsie with Briles, but didn't know about these newly unearthed issues with Hopson's past. These issues make it impossible for USM to move on and put the Briles thing in the past. Bennett is probably furious at Hopson for that, and rightly so.

(None of this is to say that I think Hopson or Briles did anything morally wrong. They're football coaches, not security guards or guidance counselors.)

Sb nation is wrong. Bennett knew from the beginning. USM flew thd guy in for the interview. He changed his story when the press and professors jumped on him. He could have said no from the start.

Ace...

Bennett knew but SB is not wrong.... the 'anonymous source' that leaked the 'he came in for a landing without getting clearance from the tower' BS story is the one that is wrong.

Patty Magee's hatchet job BS story is wrong.  How does that guy keep a job?

#14 Re: Southern Miss » Art Briles set to become our new offensive coordinator » 2019-02-07 16:35:42

Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:

Man, Debbie is calling it out today on social media that Bennett knew and using Jeff as her source.

So much for this thing dying a quick death so we can move on as a university.

where is that?  haven't seen it

#15 Re: Southern Miss » Art Briles set to become our new offensive coordinator » 2019-02-07 12:24:50

stinkfist wrote:
skyvoyager wrote:
Fighting eagle wrote:

Any AD would have nixed this idea of hiring Briles. Jeff plotted with Jay to slip this past the young interim Mitchell. They saw an opportunity and tried to seize it.

What I don't get is why would Jeff and Debbie get involved in this political minefield in the first place.  (With the twitter and FB posts)

In this metoo era we live in, anyone with half a brain would know there would be an uprising from the pc crowd.
Whether we hired him or not.

so social media is kewl judge Judy in the krewl world...ya don't say...

as i don't understand 98% of your posts, i think i agree with you

#16 Re: Southern Miss » Art Briles set to become our new offensive coordinator » 2019-02-07 12:11:23

Fighting eagle wrote:

Any AD would have nixed this idea of hiring Briles. Jeff plotted with Jay to slip this past the young interim Mitchell. They saw an opportunity and tried to seize it.

What I don't get is why would Jeff and Debbie get involved in this political minefield in the first place.  (With the twitter and FB posts)

In this metoo era we live in, anyone with half a brain would know there would be an uprising from the pc crowd.
Whether we hired him or not.

#17 Re: Southern Miss » Get Your Popcorn Ready..... » 2019-02-06 15:11:41

EagleFWB wrote:

Yeah, this is not going to end well.

what was the connection between briles and bower?

#18 Re: Southern Miss » Get Your Popcorn Ready..... » 2019-02-06 13:09:07


wow .... this is getting ugly

My husband is the head coach not Art Briles. I trust his integrity and the way he runs his program.
— Michelle Hopson (@hopsonUSMmrs) February 5, 2019

#19 Re: Southern Miss » Austin Davis cut » 2019-02-06 13:03:20

Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:

I believe he is going to Seattle as an assistant

did the coach clear the hire with administration first?

#20 Re: Southern Miss » Art Briles set to become our new offensive coordinator » 2019-02-04 15:44:21

Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:

Looks like we got our new QB for Briles offense.....

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and the train wreck at fsu continues.... down to 1 qb on scholly

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