2014 C-USA Composite Football Schedule
Still, I can't wait until next year when we can finally get 6 home games.
Local Owl saidHow does FIU get eight home games ?Posted On: Feb 12th 2014, 6:17 AM
WOW!!!! Their schedule is ridiculous!
That doesn't change the fact that their schedule is so much better than ours for next year. I get why we were doing it when we had no stadium, but the old regime really screwed up when creating these future schedules years ago. There was no vision. They were pure money grabs with no eye on building a fan base and that is disappointing. Is the extra few hundred thousand dollars in the bank worth it in the long run if you don't play a home game until you are already 0-2? I mean, who starts the season with back-to-back road games at Nebraska and Alabama? Having 2 FCS games makes no sense (although not really FIU's fault since one of those game should have been at UCF), but it's still better than starting out 0-2.
GeorgiaOwl saidToo bad they suck AND they lost thier starting QB (transfered to FCS Valdosta St.) AND their recruiting class was so so. Key is game one, lose or get embarassed by BC again and….Posted On: Feb 12th 2014, 10:07 AM
It will start to get better in 2015 when we only have road OOC games scheduled at UF and at Tulsa with UM at home. Pat Chun has said the goal is at least 6 home games, so I would assume the 4th OOC game will probably be a FCS school since nothing has been announced yet.
I would love a home schedule of 4 conference games, 1 out of state BigBoy program (attendance AND more winnable at home - bring their bands too, we have to get band to that level too), 1 UCF or USF (UF or FSU maybe too - long, long shots I know) (attendance and winnable - ditto band) each year and 1 FCS program (FAMU or Bethune preferably for attendance and very winnable - great bands too). Bump up that college gameday atmosphere through the present day roof - that will also help bring casual and even serious football fans back on a REGULAR basis! Have the bands (home and away) play pre game AND halftime, ENTERTAIN the fans more!
Get us to not 6 but 7 home games with the 4 CUSA away games plus 1 pay day ($$$) BigBoy away game (but preferably not as their open season opener when they are more pumped up).
Not necessarily, although FAMU still owes us a home game so having their band come down would be fun for homecoming would be awesome(and it would probably be the only game that gets us in 20k attendance range.
I would suspect Georgia Southern and App State might be looking for home and home games.
1 Body Bag (Cash is always a good thing) Away
2 Winnable FBS (AAC, SBC, MWC, MAC, Lower Tier P5) Preferably both home
1 FCS Home
Then whatever the confrence gives us.
It doesn't help to build a home fanbase, it's true, but at the same time it's not like we can schedule a Wagner or FAMU and earn the same amount as we would playing away.
Although FIU has 8 home games this season, their attendance is worse than ours and they may not make much money after all. You can look through the pictures attached to this Miami Herald article to see exactly what I mean.
And FAU at FIU is close enough that one could argue we basically have 6 "home" games… close enough.