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    WKU - FBS or FCS???

    I posed this question when Western Kentucky originally made the move to FBS, then again last year...and I'll ask one more time. Are WKU football fans basking in the glory of FBS ball? Why do I ask this? First, the original two times I posed this question, I got an overwhelming majority of "yes" we like the move up. Now, after making a dominant run and extremely positive impact at the FCS level, WKU has reeled off 24 straight losses and is ranked as the 2nd worst team in FBS nationally, behind Eastern Michigan. I'll ask one more time, WKU fans...are you still enjoying the FBS experience or if you could do it all over again, where would you like to be? You were a force to be reckoned with, and a very solid FCS contender with the excitement of the playoffs being within reach almost every season. Now what do you look forward to?

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    Re: WKU - FBS or FCS???



    I hated to see them go to 1FBS due to the fact I live close to Bowling Green and YSU played there every other year. Now that they moved onto the "big times" and take an in a crappy conference I wonder how good 1 FCS really is Bosie did OK but they are out where recruiting is easier.

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    "Well at least the road trips are nice." Whatever...

    That stinking cess pool got exactly what they deserved, bunch of low class unibrow, unitooth inbreds.

    They had one good year where they got lucky and then got too big for their britches... better stick to basketball thar' boys, that football thing ain't working so good.

    That WKU bunch ain't nothin more than a bug in a bikers tooth in FBS, squashed and quickly forgotten. What a joke...

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    Although I don't see great things for any Kentucky football school, I will say it is a little early to ask. Boise did not beat OK the first year they moved up. WKU did a lot of things right from what I remember but it the best laid plans sometime succumb to things outside your control. I would say that after ten years a team will have a better idea if it made a good decision and that criteria is up to their fan base alone.
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    0-4 WKU fans are probably psyched that their done with their OOC schedule and can start playing the "former" second tier 1AA schools in their conference again. The Sunbelch is 3-18 against OOC opponents this year and have a few more OOC slaughters to go. Not one team is currently above .500 in that putrid conference. The Sunbelch should be forced to move back down to 1AA where they belong.

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    Re: WKU - FBS or FCS???

    Quote Originally Posted by aust42 View Post
    0-4 WKU fans are probably psyched that their done with their OOC schedule and can start playing the "former" second tier 1AA schools in their conference again. The Sunbelch is 3-18 against OOC opponents this year and have a few more OOC slaughters to go. Not one team is currently above .500 in that putrid conference. The Sunbelch should be forced to move back down to 1AA where they belong.
    If I am not mistaken most Sun Belt teams were consistent good playoff FCS teams and a few have NC's, far from second tier. I think the poor manner in which most moved up has held them back more than anything. Some have not posted great results but many are building facilities and growing in ways not possible in the FCS despite on field results. I don't think their is hope for some but others I can see improving greatly same in any conference, the Sun Belt just happens to be the youngest conference (2001) with the youngest FBS teams. I know FAU is building an impressive stadium which would never would have happened in the FCS. Regardless of how Sun Belt or any former FCS teams fair I will never understand the hate, envy, contempt and or jealousy of programs that basically are just trying to reach their highest potential. I think many should not have jumped but you do not grow by maintaining the status quo. I for one wish any team that takes such a huge risk nothing but luck and success.
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    While they don't draw great attendance by FBS standards, even in the midst of losing more than 20 straight games, they still have topped 10,000 all but one home game. That's better than I think most FCS schools would do being such big a doormat. Plus they hosted Indiana last weekend. They may be the Big 10 bottom feeder, but it beats hosting Indiana State. Its not all bad.

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    Re: WKU - FBS or FCS???

    Quote Originally Posted by WIU02 View Post
    I posed this question when Western Kentucky originally made the move to FBS, then again last year...and I'll ask one more time. Are WKU football fans basking in the glory of FBS ball? Why do I ask this? First, the original two times I posed this question, I got an overwhelming majority of "yes" we like the move up. Now, after making a dominant run and extremely positive impact at the FCS level, WKU has reeled off 24 straight losses and is ranked as the 2nd worst team in FBS nationally, behind Eastern Michigan. I'll ask one more time, WKU fans...are you still enjoying the FBS experience or if you could do it all over again, where would you like to be? You were a force to be reckoned with, and a very solid FCS contender with the excitement of the playoffs being within reach almost every season. Now what do you look forward to?
    Seems a little over-the-top:

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDC325 View Post
    If I am not mistaken most Sun Belt teams were consistent good playoff FCS teams and a few have NC's, far from second tier. I think the poor manner in which most moved up has held them back more than anything. Some have not posted great results but many are building facilities and growing in ways not possible in the FCS despite on field results. I don't think their is hope for some but others I can see improving greatly same in any conference, the Sun Belt just happens to be the youngest conference (2001) with the youngest FBS teams. I know FAU is building an impressive stadium which would never would have happened in the FCS. Regardless of how Sun Belt or any former FCS teams fair I will never understand the hate, envy, contempt and or jealousy of programs that basically are just trying to reach their highest potential. I think many should not have jumped but you do not grow by maintaining the status quo. I for one wish any team that takes such a huge risk nothing but luck and success.
    Wow. FAU moved to FBS and now has managed to soak students and taxpayers to make an "impressive" stadium. That's your big proof for moving up?

    All you've succeeded in proving is that Sun Belt teams are in a never-ending cycle of spend, spend, spend, with no significant revenues coming into the program.
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    Re: WKU - FBS or FCS???

    Quote Originally Posted by JDC325 View Post
    If I am not mistaken most Sun Belt teams were consistent good playoff FCS teams and a few have NC's, far from second tier. I think the poor manner in which most moved up has held them back more than anything. Some have not posted great results but many are building facilities and growing in ways not possible in the FCS despite on field results. I don't think their is hope for some but others I can see improving greatly same in any conference, the Sun Belt just happens to be the youngest conference (2001) with the youngest FBS teams. I know FAU is building an impressive stadium which would never would have happened in the FCS. Regardless of how Sun Belt or any former FCS teams fair I will never understand the hate, envy, contempt and or jealousy of programs that basically are just trying to reach their highest potential. I think many should not have jumped but you do not grow by maintaining the status quo. I for one wish any team that takes such a huge risk nothing but luck and success.
    In all fairness to the Sunbelch teams they did have one National Champ back in 1987. NE Lousiana. Most of the schools (besides the FL schools) were good 1AA teams but were never at the level of the Georgia Southern's, Marshall's, & Montana's of 1AA, but they were not 2nd tier as I sarcastically stated in my previous post. Sunbelch schools had to build facilities and stadium upgrades to make the move which can only be a good thing. Personally I really hate to see some of these teams move up. I think it waters down the 1A product and definetely waters down 1AA too. In reality the Sunbelch team for team, is no better than teams from the CAA, Gateway (yes it's still the Gateway), Southern & maybe a third of the Big Sky. So what did they really accomplish by creating the Sunbelch Conference? They still get slaughtered by BCS teams in OOC games and their Champion plays the 3rd or 4th best Conference USA team in some crap Bowl game. They have newer upgraded stadiums but still can't draw 15k to their games. I guess that's why I berate the Sunbelch Conference because it really is a 1AA conference in disguise.

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