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1 hour ago, AtlantaTiger said:

So Kennesaw State, a football program that is only 7 years in its existence, is likely to join Conference USA.  Let that sink in.  

KSU, as an overall university, is an excellent comp to Towson.  A suburban school in a major metropolitan area that has a long-standing reputation as a "commuter school"......largely overlooked by the Atlanta news & social channels......not even in the same stratosphere as UGA football and a distant second in Atlanta behind Georgia Tech football.  Obviously, pro sports teams in Atlanta also clobber KSU in terms of local cheering interest.  I don't think KSU has a full stadium for their home games.  Maybe better than Towson, but their stadium is of comparable size to Johnny U. I can't imagine their financial resources are substantially deeper than those of Towson's.

Heck, they even wear the same colors as Towson.

And yet, here they are, on the verge of a massive promotion only SEVEN years after launching the football team.  I wonder what it could be that separates the two programs???  Perhaps consistent on-field success as a result of competent coaching and strong recruiting?  Maybe ambitious and driven leadership in the athletic department and at the highest levels of university leadership?

Amazing what can happen when a mid-tier school doesn't just sleep-walk through its obligations to its student athletes.

KSU & JMU football have blown past Towson.  Other schools are/will as well until we get serious about making meaningful changes.  

Ok, now you’ve depressed me. Well, at least I have our game vs Elon today to brighten my spirits. Oh wait, never mind 🥺

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2 hours ago, AtlantaTiger said:

So Kennesaw State, a football program that is only 7 years in its existence, is likely to join Conference USA.  Let that sink in.  

KSU, as an overall university, is an excellent comp to Towson.  A suburban school in a major metropolitan area that has a long-standing reputation as a "commuter school"......largely overlooked by the Atlanta news & social channels......not even in the same stratosphere as UGA football and a distant second in Atlanta behind Georgia Tech football.  Obviously, pro sports teams in Atlanta also clobber KSU in terms of local cheering interest.  I don't think KSU has a full stadium for their home games.  Maybe better than Towson, but their stadium is of comparable size to Johnny U. I can't imagine their financial resources are substantially deeper than those of Towson's.

Heck, they even wear the same colors as Towson.

And yet, here they are, on the verge of a massive promotion only SEVEN years after launching the football team.  I wonder what it could be that separates the two programs???  Perhaps consistent on-field success as a result of competent coaching and strong recruiting?  Maybe ambitious and driven leadership in the athletic department and at the highest levels of university leadership?

Amazing what can happen when a mid-tier school doesn't just sleep-walk through its obligations to its student athletes.

KSU & JMU football have blown past Towson.  Other schools are/will as well until we get serious about making meaningful changes.  

Good comparison. What do they spend? Jmu spent a ton of money on athletics.  There has to be way more students and people who care about football around Kennesaw Georgia than Towson Maryland.   
we have been stuck with average results by coaches who should have been canned long ago.  There are plenty of people here just happy to have a team! Keep hiring football alum and keep getting the same results. 

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48 minutes ago, ReverendRemulak said:

I hate everything about JMU, but that’s cool for them. 

I'm sure Delaware feels the same way, but give them credit. They love their program.  It's the only thing in town, just like Newark. They are all about it and eventually, basketball will catch up to an extent. But they are a football school. That's their identity. 

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5 hours ago, ReverendRemulak said:

I hate everything about JMU, but that’s cool for them. 

Second this. My hate for them rivals my hate for some unnamed football coach in Baltimore county. I wanted them to fall on their face so bad at the next level but they are now doing something other teams haven’t done. It’s not like they are winning, they are blowing people out with their 10th year players. Seriously ageye-obese was the running back for Jmu when we had Darius victor. Dude has to be 30 years old. They had that fing kicker radke there since they Clinton administration. 
 

F Jmu. But they do invest and care about athletics there, even before the move. 

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