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    Re: Savannah State going back to Division II

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    A Celebration Bowl plus some wouldn't help Savannah State. Leaving the SIAC hurt them badly, especially since for about a decade they had no conference home. Savannah State drew well with SIAC rivals Clark-Atlanta, Morehouse, Morris Brown, Fort Valley State, Albany State, Tuskegee, and Miles on the schedule. Those games would draw over 10,000+ with a significant amount of tailgate traffic also. Savannah State also had 2-3 classic games that they would play in yearly including one against us but once the program declined, the fan base did to and Savannah State was dropped from those games. SSU was typically ranked in the top 5 as far as attendance at the D2 level but it's been 15+ years now since they've averaged over 5,000 per game. And Savannah was once the school who the fire Marshall would have to turn people away during homecoming and a few rivalry games.
    Winning fixes everything. They just dont win. My school showed you dont need a stadium or big crowds to win big. Hard to imagine it would be hard to recruit to Savannah. Great city. SSU reminds me of where CSU was in 1992. But their inertia is going the opposite way.
    Yeah our stadium is a dump. But your mama has season tickets.

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    Re: Savannah State going back to Division II

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucs2016 View Post
    That program is such a disaster i dont think even we would've taken them. We wanted Jacksonville more and would probably pursue Newberry or Wingate to move up way before Savannah State.
    According to some sources, the Big South would not even invite a good program from the MEAC.

    As for Savannah State, if their situation is that dire, I applaud them for making a tough decision.
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    Re: Savannah State going back to Division II

    Could there be another school on the move back down? Presbyterian College's AD job posting doesn't mention Big South Conference or what Division the BlueHose play in.

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    Re: Savannah State going back to Division II

    Quote Originally Posted by WileECoyote06 View Post
    According to some sources, the Big South would not even invite a good program from the MEAC.

    As for Savannah State, if their situation is that dire, I applaud them for making a tough decision.
    Probably wouldnt. Depends who the team was. SC State would maybe get considered just due to geography.
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    Re: Savannah State going back to Division II

    My understanding is that the Big South actively considered at least a couple MEAC schools for membership.
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    Re: Savannah State going back to Division II

    Quote Originally Posted by Bucs2016 View Post
    Probably wouldnt. Depends who the team was. SC State would maybe get considered just due to geography.
    Nope... Y'all don't want to be associated with "those" schools, according to your Presidents.

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    Re: Savannah State going back to Division II

    Quote Originally Posted by WestCoastAggie View Post
    Nope... Y'all don't want to be associated with "those" schools, according to your Presidents.
    Can you show me that quote? Because we have scheduled Norfolk St, Howard, Savannah State, SC State, etc and travelled TO them all. For us to not want to be associated with them we sure do generously travel to their place to play them a lot.

    Sorry. But unless you can quote it I have no tolerance for idiots who constantly race bait and/or wake up every day with their Racism Binoculars hunting and scanning the horizon for their next victimhood opportunity.

    Of course, we'd like to add a team who can maybe actually WIN a playoff game. So maybe thats why MEAC teams arent at the top of our list.
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    Re: Savannah State going back to Division II

    Quote Originally Posted by Lehigh Football Nation View Post
    My understanding is that the Big South actively considered at least a couple MEAC schools for membership.
    I think SC State would be a great fit but I dont know if they'd want to leave the MEAC. Major conferences like to expand their footprint due to TV markets but FCS doesnt have that issue. Distance creates higher travel budgets. So I think the Big South would focus on schools in states we are already in.

    If Valdosta ever moved up they'd be a great football addition.
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    Re: Savannah State going back to Division II

    Personally, I think the NEC should seriously explore adding 2 of the northern members of the MEAC.

    Delaware State and Morgan State are within our footprint and would bolster NEC membership to 12 schools, of which 8 which would play football (plus Duquesne makes a perfect 9-team, 8-game schedule).

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    Re: Savannah State going back to Division II

    I can definitely see Delaware State in the NEC.

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