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Posted on 7/11/24 at 2:34 am
Posted by Smokey Okie
Member since Jul 2024
112 posts
Posted on 7/11/24 at 2:34 am
Which SEC team/teams loses a game to one of these underdogs? Who gets Appy Stated? Recognition must be given to the UMass Minutemen, who have scheduled 3 SEC teams in one season. They are either money hungry or money hungry; which one is it?

Alabama -
WKU Hilltoppers
USF Bulls
Mercer Bears

Arkansas-
UAPB Golden Lions
UAB Blazers
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

auburn-
Alabama A&M Bulldogs
New Mexico Lobos
ULM Warhawks

Florida-
Samford Bulldogs
UCF Knights

Georgia-
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles
UMass Minutemen

Kentucky-
Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Ohio Bobcats
Murray State Racers

LSU-
Nicholls Colonels
South Alabama Jaguars

Mississippi State-
Eastern Kentucky Colonels
Toledo Rockets
UMass Minutemen

Missouri-
Murray State Racers
Buffalo Bulls
UMass Minutemen

Oklahoma-
Temple Owls
Houston Cougars
Tulane Green Wave
Maine Black Bears

Ole Miss-
Furman Paladins
Georgia Southern
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
Wake Forest Demon Deacons

South Carolina-
Old Dominion Monarchs
Akron Zips
Wofford Terriers

Tennessee-
Chattanooga Mocs
Kent State Golden Flashes
UTEP Miners

Texas-
Colorado State Rams
UTSA Roadrunners
ULM Warhawks

Texas A&M-
McNeese Cowboys
Bowling Green Falcons
New Mexico State Aggies

Vanderbilt-
Alcorn State Braves
Georgia State Panthers
Ball State Cardinals
This post was edited on 7/11/24 at 1:21 pm
Posted by tigerbait2010
PNW
Member since May 2006
29673 posts
Posted on 7/11/24 at 4:06 am to
Jesus titty fricking Christ, Oklahoma
Posted by hoojy
In the fridge with my hot sauce.
Member since Nov 2013
8774 posts
Posted on 7/11/24 at 5:00 am to
NC State won 9 last year I believe. I wouldn't call them a rent-a-win.
This post was edited on 7/11/24 at 5:01 am
Posted by BigOrangeLoyalist
Warner Robins, GA
Member since Aug 2016
2560 posts
Posted on 7/11/24 at 5:02 am to
quote:

NC State won 9 last year I believe. I wouldn't call them a rent-a-win.


And they are projected top 20 in most polls I’ve seen… Neutral site, and Nico’s first real “big game,”…
Posted by Pastor Mike
Florida
Member since Dec 2020
5262 posts
Posted on 7/11/24 at 5:31 am to
UMass collecting that SEC check

Can someone tell me what a "Zip" is?
Posted by Tactical Syrup
Member since Jun 2024
22 posts
Posted on 7/11/24 at 5:33 am to
Umass has some kind of fricked up death wish
Posted by CNB
Columbia, SC
Member since Sep 2007
96590 posts
Posted on 7/11/24 at 5:48 am to
Yeah NC State being included with the rest of these makes it look like an NC State troll
Posted by bamabaseballsec
Member since Dec 2020
1592 posts
Posted on 7/11/24 at 5:53 am to
Na it’s smart if you are umass(be real they aren’t competing against the sec) they are competing against other small programs for 2 star to no star recruits. A lot of those guys are playing for the real reasons education and love of the game. 99.9 percent aren’t going pro. Telling those players they’ll get a chance to play 3 sec stadiums is probably great for thier recruiting.
Posted by Wildcat1996
Lexington, KY
Member since Jul 2020
6476 posts
Posted on 7/11/24 at 6:08 am to
They are funding the entire athletic department with that schedule.

I've said for years that these schools send their football teams out there to take a beating just so they can pay the salaries of the women's coaches to beech about equity.
Posted by bamameister
Right here, right now
Member since May 2016
14901 posts
Posted on 7/11/24 at 7:12 am to
quote:

Which SEC team/teams loses a game to one of these underdogs? Who gets Appy Stated? Recognition must be given to the UMass Minutemen, who have scheduled 3 SEC teams in one season. They are either money hungry or money hungry; which one is it?



If you're going to this much trouble to make a point you should really stick with the premise all the way through. Putting Power 4 Wake Forrest and North Carolina State in among the Appy State masses is stupid. Leaving Georgia Southern off the Ole Miss schedule is another no-no.



Posted by bamabaseballsec
Member since Dec 2020
1592 posts
Posted on 7/11/24 at 7:25 am to
I agree with nc st they are physical, remind me a lot of miss st(not always good but always has a dline that wants to make you suffer). And while nobody probably does more with less better than wake, that’s a g5 roster no way around it.
Posted by GaPhan
Member since Nov 2017
248 posts
Posted on 7/11/24 at 7:28 am to
An ounce of weed
Posted by bamabaseballsec
Member since Dec 2020
1592 posts
Posted on 7/11/24 at 7:33 am to
Think about the experience too. Playing at miss st(60k) mizzou(70k) uga(90k) is huge for a player of that caliber. They will be playing in front of crowds bigger than the entire big 12, and anyone in the acc who avoided Clem/fsu in the same year. It’ll be a cool story for a lot of those guys later in life
Posted by bamabaseballsec
Member since Dec 2020
1592 posts
Posted on 7/11/24 at 7:34 am to
But yes also the monies. Lotsa monies
Posted by WildVolMick
Member since Jul 2024
143 posts
Posted on 7/11/24 at 7:34 am to
quote:

Rent-A-Win
quote:

NC State Wolfpack



It looks the forum had a Rent-An-Idiot Bonanza when you signed up.
Posted by bamameister
Right here, right now
Member since May 2016
14901 posts
Posted on 7/11/24 at 7:36 am to
quote:

I agree with nc st they are physical, remind me a lot of miss st(not always good but always has a dline that wants to make you suffer). And while nobody probably does more with less better than wake, that’s a g5 roster no way around it.


The OP made this about Appy State and I assume that means we should all once again reflect on their big house win vs Michigan. If Wake Forrest beat Ole Miss that's not what comes to mind.
Posted by Arksulli
Fayetteville
Member since Aug 2014
25298 posts
Posted on 7/11/24 at 7:55 am to
UCF vs Florida might be a toss up come game day. NC State looks to be pretty good this year.

I think they will be overwhelmed by sheer talent but UTSA and South Alabama have fielded some decent teams in recent years.

As for poor UMass... the grass ain't always greener on the other side of the fence folks. They were a very solid FCS program and had a good amount of FCS programs around them to play. Sure, a Saturday afternoon game against Lehigh or Rhode Island isn't going to put up Iron Bowl numbers but you will have that.

Moving up to FBS has been a complete disaster. They have to go on the road because you can only play Boston College, Army, and Syracuse so many times. They don't have a conference to join up there unlike Southern FCS teams making the move up who always know that the Sun Belt will be happy to take them.

They really need to start the process of going back to the FCS and finishing up their remaining contracts.
Posted by Wildcat1996
Lexington, KY
Member since Jul 2020
6476 posts
Posted on 7/11/24 at 8:05 am to
If we are going to be cynical about it, they aren't going back to FCS for the money alone. As an FCS school, they have a hard time scheduling 3 SEC games. They got paid just under 2 mil to play Auburn in 2023. So they are probably looking at 6-8 mil for 3 SEC games in 2024.

Their total Athletic Department budget is 51 mil LINK. Those three games are somewhere between 13-15% of their revenue.

Posted by Louie
Jonesboro, GA
Member since Jun 2006
739 posts
Posted on 7/11/24 at 8:05 am to
In all seriousness,

WTF are multiple SEC teams doing with 4 crap festivals on their respective schedules. Congrats to UGA, FLA, and LSU for at least trying to entertain the paying customers...

FLA sorry but your fans will not appreciate this year's effort...
Posted by Jrv2damac
Kanorado
Member since Mar 2004
66111 posts
Posted on 7/11/24 at 8:08 am to
Arkansas to UAB
Florida to UCF
Vanderbilt to Georgia St

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