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#1 Re: Southern Miss » AAC raiding cusa of 6 more teams. » Yesterday 15:31:21

Fighting eagle wrote:

Reports just in say ODU is a done deal to come over to The Belt. JMU & UM are on the fence as to whether to join us or go/stay in cusa. Must be some fiery ass negotiations if those 2 are considering cusa.

Marshall is in. They have a new President starting this week and want him to get the glory of the approval. JMU is in as well. Travel to Tonto State University is like a 48 hour bus ride in CUSA V6.0

#2 Re: Southern Miss » AAC raiding cusa of 6 more teams. » Yesterday 11:40:18

LaTechReport blaming USM(or SMU if you are the Hattiesburg American). Said we caused them to be in this situation. I will give Potato and Jeremy credit for making this happen and not screwing it up. As far as the bum analogy, I am good with this move for football and baseball even if it’s temporary as I agree with Stink on the sand in the hour glass is almost done.

On a CUSA expansion side note I had to look up Tarlenton State university and figure out where they are located. To my surprise they are like an hour an a half from Dallas……who knew…….

#3 Re: Southern Miss » AAC raiding cusa of 6 more teams. » 2021-10-22 14:25:29

At some point, you get exposed and Judy only has herself to blame. Now she has to earn a paycheck that’s about to take a serious cut. Imagine her conversations with La Tech right now. Their previous AD put them in a terrible situation before leaving for Vandy.

I promise fans at schools like ECU and Tulsa are seeing that money isn’t everything right now. Just read their message boards. When Memphis and possibly SMU leave within the next 18-24 months they will feel it even more. This is the best choice and it played out perfectly for USM.

#4 Re: Southern Miss » AAC raiding cusa of 6 more teams. » 2021-10-21 06:40:57

admin wrote:
Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:

Biggest takeaway is how Liberty isn’t the first choice over all of the teams.

Probably largely politics. Anything remotely right wing is radioactive on a college campus.

Is that why Notre Dame is still independent……..because of the whole Catholic thing?  I figured that had a role but what thinking just because a dude wants to sit in a corner and watch doesn’t equal a boycott from The Sun Belt…..

#5 Re: Southern Miss » AAC raiding cusa of 6 more teams. » 2021-10-20 14:37:29

Being reported that USM and Marshall a lock. Possible add of ODU and JMU as well. Marshall is wanting a few more in their region.

CUSA looking to add Liberty and JMU. If that happens, ODU and Marshall would stay. USM still goes to the Belt

Tug of war right now for CUSA and Sun Belt. Not sure how Judy convinces anyone to join with her leadership in play.

Biggest takeaway is how Liberty isn’t the first choice over all of the teams.

#6 Re: Southern Miss » AAC raiding cusa of 6 more teams. » 2021-10-20 07:05:11

Egos and arrogance have destroyed CUSA at the conference and school level. La Techs previous AD Tommy McClelland went on record last May and dismissed the value of a merger between the Sun Belt and CUSA and went so far to state that LA LA should be making the call to CUSA to move up a level and said good luck with that conversation. A few months later he left Tech for Associate AD at Vandy.

I also wish we continued our games with them but I am more looking forward to baseball series against LA LA, Coastal and USA.

#7 Re: Southern Miss » AAC raiding cusa of 6 more teams. » 2021-10-19 20:51:47

admin wrote:

Isn't CUSA headquartered in Metro Dallas?

Yes…….and so is Michael’s Craft Store, our latest sponsor. Judy’s team will only go as far as an electric scooter will take you when trying to secure partners for sponsors. The Globe Life annual deal was done for a whopping $75K. That’s right. They went to the guy that drops 8 figures with The Rangers and asked him for 75K for a year of sponsorships, 25K off the original ask. Michael’s probably got it for 50% off………

#8 Re: Southern Miss » AAC raiding cusa of 6 more teams. » 2021-10-19 14:44:55

TheChosenOne wrote:

The new additions and AAC are the laughing stock in college football. Markets, that’s it.  Still scratch my head regarding market.  Most have very little actual fan support so how will they bring market. They won’t

I live in north Dallas. In the 12 years of living here You either talk about Texas AM or the Longhorns when it comes to college ball. Might hear an occasional whisper of a horn frog but it’s rarely heard. No mentions of Ponies or Mean Green……..ever……..even when Mason Fine wasn’t injured.

Just checked the Dallas News……..another Cowboy player arrested……Mavs and Stars updates……Frisco High School football is 7-0…….not one peep about UNT and the AAC…….and the AAC headquarters is based here in Dallas, TX

#9 Re: Southern Miss » AAC raiding cusa of 6 more teams. » 2021-10-19 14:38:48

Black Diamond Reb wrote:
Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:

Jeremy said USM is positioned well

So was the Titanic when it left Southampton

The band playing at halftime of the 2023 AAC championship game……..

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#10 Re: Southern Miss » Music selection » 2021-10-19 12:53:26

Can she sing? Sure…….Has her dramatic weight loss made her more attractive? Sure…….

Does her take on the Big Mac put her on a new level of coolness?

Absolutely

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#11 Re: Southern Miss » AAC raiding cusa of 6 more teams. » 2021-10-19 12:49:22

B&GBU wrote:

If USM was “positioned well” they wouldn’t be SOL for the AAC, Jeremy.

Jeremy was unable to find a truck big enough to relocate the Hattiesburg campus to a major media market prior to the latest round of expansion by the AAC unfortunately………

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#12 Re: Southern Miss » AAC raiding cusa of 6 more teams. » 2021-10-19 12:07:45

Fighting eagle wrote:

McMurphy reporting a source saying the sunbelt may not expand now.

I saw that……but the next sentence in his article also said the following:

“One source suggested that the Sun Belt now could try to poach schools from Conference USA, such as Marshall or Southern Miss.”

Going to the Sun Belt is a done deal. Even Jeremy said on the Eagle Hour a week ago that this next domino would fall this week. He couldn’t say anything but that USM is positioned well. Even the interim AD at Marshall just released a statement saying basically what Jeremy said last week. When they both don’t mention CUSA in their respective comments they are literally distancing themselves from CUSA. Only the AD from ODU mentioned rebuilding CUSA because ODU isn’t going anywhere.

Seymour will literally run out of the tunnel next home game with a Sun Belt flag(que BDR)

#13 Re: Southern Miss » AAC raiding cusa of 6 more teams. » 2021-10-19 10:09:46

admin wrote:
Nugget's Ghostbuster wrote:

“We will be much better without those six schools,” a C-USA source said. “The AAC will see their College Football Playoff rankings drop in the Group of Five. We have a chance to leapfrog them. This is a good day for C-USA.”

Dumbass.

Look……..I just posted the quotes from an article. No need to call me names and use harsh language…….

#14 Re: Southern Miss » AAC raiding cusa of 6 more teams. » 2021-10-19 09:59:19

Bleacher Eagle wrote:

Let just hope our admins dont screw up the move to the Sunbelt because if staying in what's left of the CUSA becomes our only option then I'd just assume drop down to FCS.

TTT and all

The funny thing is our outcome has already been decided. It just hasn’t been released yet due to a financial holding pattern. It was never a decision our leadership had control over. ESPN is the ONLY one in control…..of all of this. Go to ESPN right now, you won’t see a single mention of any of this AAC expansion as of noon today, not one. They control the narrative for the Sun Belt as well, not Commissioner Gill.

For the departing 6 to pay 3 million in exit fees just to take .25 cents for every dollar the remaining AAC teams will earn just to play the same competition is head scratching. I would love to understand the financial logic a school like Charlotte is making. I get not traveling to El Paso but you still travel to Houston and San Antonio.

#15 Re: Southern Miss » AAC raiding cusa of 6 more teams. » 2021-10-19 08:55:51

“We will be much better without those six schools,” a C-USA source said. “The AAC will see their College Football Playoff rankings drop in the Group of Five. We have a chance to leapfrog them. This is a good day for C-USA.”

Arrogance from the top. Judy’s ONLY concern is protecting her inflated paycheck and lifestyle. She let her ego decline a merger in 2018 with The Sunbelt and then hired not one but two old commissioners that were paid to put together a proposal that, “was so basic, it was something a fourth-grader could have put together,” a source said. “A lot of us were thinking, ‘we’re actually paying for this?’ ”

Fire Judy right now with cause because she caused this to go south over several years.

#16 Re: Southern Miss » Desperate measures » 2021-10-15 07:57:41

Judy wrote a letter to the AAC this week……

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#17 Re: Southern Miss » Desperate measures » 2021-10-13 12:53:36

Lloydlake wrote:

Correct, but it's more than she's done the previous 6 years.
0+0=0

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#18 Re: Southern Miss » Desperate measures » 2021-10-13 10:01:04

Did she really try? Making half a million in salary and then outsourcing your job to a former commissioner for a substantial fee so he can create the PowerPoint presentation in my book doesn’t really count as trying…….

#19 Re: Southern Miss » The brutual truth » 2021-10-13 06:58:28

Poor strength coach…….his car was involved in a hit and run at the Dollar General last night……

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#20 Re: Southern Miss » Rankings... » 2021-10-12 08:45:20

UNT paying 2 million for that train wreck…..

Regarding our ranking not much difference between 1-5 or 2-4 but if you have Griggs, I mean Keyes healthy against Rice one “could” argue we pull that out.

All of CUSA is a cluster this year. Is UAB the best team after squeaking out a win against Tulane and getting skulled by Liberty at home? Who knows. Honestly would not be surprised if we are within a score of winning against them. Hell we were 2-6 when we put up 70 on them in 2008.

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