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This one is from the opinion section, but I bet they were chomping at the bit to run this one.

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/opinion/point-of-view-fau-wrong-type-of-school-to-have-col/njfQT/
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Bias at post say a it so but that seems like a Ed piece by a citizen of the county. 
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I never understood why the Post is so biased against FAU. And FWIW, EMU's academic programs really don't compare to FAU's. But, I'm a biased FAU alum, for whatever that's worth.
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David Slavic said

I never understood why the Post is so biased against FAU. And FWIW, EMU's academic programs really don't compare to FAU's. But, I'm a biased FAU alum, for whatever that's worth.

Posted On: Jan 6th 2015, 9:22 AM #340482


The guy was a self hating EMU alum.  He probably wished he could have gone to Michigan but only was able to get into EMU.  If you don't think FAU or EMU should have football programs fine.  Don't support them.  He is someone that believes if he doesn't find it compelling then nobody should as well.  Just do what I say you should.
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This is awful I hope people comment tweet at him and give him hell or he looks right.
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Guest said

David Slavic said

I never understood why the Post is so biased against FAU. And FWIW, EMU's academic programs really don't compare to FAU's. But, I'm a biased FAU alum, for whatever that's worth.

Posted On: Jan 6th 2015, 9:22 AM #340482


The guy was a self hating EMU alum.  He probably wished he could have gone to Michigan but only was able to get into EMU.  If you don't think FAU or EMU should have football programs fine.  Don't support them.  He is someone that believes if he doesn't find it compelling then nobody should as well.  Just do what I say you should.
Posted On: Jan 6th 2015, 10:00 AM #340484

Haha yeah.
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Wow, the writer even includes UCF and USF as having the 'right" to play football.

Seems to me those two both were and are ALSO considered "commuter" schools in large metropolitan areas and look where there have grown to. They have grown to be members of the AAC and have both been mentioned as prime targets IF the Big12 ever expands.

Think of that Mr. writer, USF and/or UCF as members of the Big12. Where were they only 10 years ago? UCF in the frigging MAC and USF in our own CUSA!

Give people and programs and schools time to grow dude!

Ya sound like another entitled "Power5" conference fan whom many do think they only have the right to play, not the mid-major "Group of 5"!

And finally, why are Vanderbilt (SEC), Northwestern (Big10), Boston College, Duke and Wake Forest (ACC), Stanford (PAC12), TCU (Big12) and even ol Notre Dame (IND) all considered "Power" schools. ALL have enrollment less than 10,000.

Heck, UM (ACC) and Baylor (Big12) have enrollments JUST over 10K. That is 10 of the 65 "chosen" ones to have a shot at the national title only because they have been around long enough to be lucky enough to be in a so called "Power" conference.
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TCU was in the Mountain West just a few years ago, the Mountain West!
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Both of my parents are EMU alums.  The common ground between EMU and FAU is little to none.

EMU is 2 miles from Michigan campus.  FAU is 50+ miles from Miami and 150+ to UCF.  We are the only public school within 50 miles in a popluation of millions.

Secondly, the trajectory of FAU is completely different than EMU.  FAU is in a growing population that is a talent bed for football talent.  EMU is in dying Detroit area (Ypsilanti, lived there….it aint Boca).  Recruiting from Michigan and recruiting from Florida are two entirely different things.  That being said I think there are as many DI football programs in Michigan as there are in Florida, think of the number of DI athletes in Florida compared to Michigan.

Our program is 14 years old…EMU's has been around for decades and done nothing.

If FAU was a stock, I'd be buying big right now.  If EMU was a stock, it be a penny stock.  This guy obviously hasn't followed the changes FAU has made in the last 5-10 years.  He has no clue what he is talking about.

Teambeer is the most knowledgeable FAU sports fan I know, way smarter than me.
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GeorgiaOwl said

Wow, the writer even includes UCF and USF as having the 'right" to play football.

Seems to me those two both were and are ALSO considered "commuter" schools in large metropolitan areas and look where there have grown to. They have grown to be members of the AAC and have both been mentioned as prime targets IF the Big12 ever expands.

Think of that Mr. writer, USF and/or UCF as members of the Big12. Where were they only 10 years ago? UCF in the frigging MAC and USF in our own CUSA!

Give people and programs and schools time to grow dude!

Ya sound like another entitled "Power5" conference fan whom many do think they only have the right to play, not the mid-major "Group of 5"!

And finally, why are Vanderbilt (SEC), Northwestern (Big10), Boston College, Duke and Wake Forest (ACC), Stanford (PAC12), TCU (Big12) and even ol Notre Dame (IND) all considered "Power" schools. ALL have enrollment less than 10,000.

Heck, UM (ACC) and Baylor (Big12) have enrollments JUST over 10K. That is 10 of the 65 "chosen" ones to have a shot at the national title only because they have been around long enough to be lucky enough to be in a so called "Power" conference.

Posted On: Jan 6th 2015, 3:33 PM #340491

Yeah, a disgruntled elitist B1G fan. Probably a Michigan fan that's depressed from the I'm an Alabama fan too, so don't throw all of us Power 5 people in the same boat. I'd love nothing more than to see FAU follow in Oregon's footsteps and start contending with the elite.
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