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voss749 said

ODU got paid 1.3 million that is nothing to sneeze at.
Posted On: Sep 6th 2018, 1:50 PM #380256

They also got their arses kicked - by a transition team.

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Took a hit in the head-to-head recruiting game for sure - as they are both Virginia Schools.
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Rick said

voss749 said

ODU got paid 1.3 million that is nothing to sneeze at.
Posted On: Sep 6th 2018, 1:50 PM #380256

They also got their arses kicked - by a transition team.

AND…

Took a hit in the head-to-head recruiting game for sure - as they are both Virginia Schools.
Posted On: Sep 6th 2018, 1:56 PM #380259

Good for us the, we need to kick 'em while they are down!
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I know why we've played those games (and have a few more coming). Money's great and they'll give us some for a loss. But it's not the only way to make money.

Wins make money. They put fans in seats, who then buy hot dogs, beers and tee shirts; our TV ratings go up; our admissions go up. That'll bring in more money than the one-point-whatever-million they paid.

I'm not against playing these teams, or FCS teams, but the conditions need to be adjusted.
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So what if we give up the 6th away game blowout for a 7th home game (OOC)???
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Rick said

voss749 said

ODU got paid 1.3 million that is nothing to sneeze at.
Posted On: Sep 6th 2018, 1:50 PM #380256

They also got their arses kicked - by a transition team.

AND…

Took a hit in the head-to-head recruiting game for sure - as they are both Virginia Schools.
Posted On: Sep 6th 2018, 1:56 PM #380259

Honestly I would give up a snoozer home game against Wagner for an easily winnable game + 1.3 million bucks.
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Nothing to gain by playing either them or Wagner...head scratcher why it is even on the schedule...not even the opener. Makes ZERO sense.
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Rick said

Nothing to gain by playing either them or Wagner…head scratcher why it is even on the schedule…not even the opener. Makes ZERO sense.
Posted On: Sep 6th 2018, 4:25 PM #380279

A win.
Everyone does dose it. You want to become bowl eligible. Also if we use those games put everything into palying 1-1 or 2-1 to get a good team here it could cost us a home game in a season or two.
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This weekend The U is playing Savannah State. They will be 1-1 Saturday night. At the end of the season, no one will remember week 2.

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Miami and FAU are not operating under the same circumstances. It's fine to play an FCS team, OK, and everybody does it.

But if we're choosing our future schedule, which is what we're pretending to do, do we choose an FCS team from twelve-hundred miles away, week three, after opening against Oklahoma?

It's an easy win, sure, that's why they call them tune-up games. But shouldn't we tune-up first, then head into the season? or take a break (a pseudo-bye-week) halfway through the season?

And why not a Florida team? There's like, half-a-dozen FCS schools in Florida. Playing locally suggests tickets sold, hot dogs eaten, beers drank and so on.

It doesn't matter, or at least probably doesn't. Listening to 106.3 tonight and some recent ..com post, it sounds like White and Kiffin are on the same page regarding future scheduling (including fewer TO teams), and it sounds fine.
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Hopefully we can get into a position where we open every season with an FCS opponent to iron out the kinks, much like Oklahoma did with us. Playing the game halfway through the season - or near the end - doesn't do us any good because by that point we know who we are, although if we're doing well it does give us a W.

That Wagner game was one of the worst home games I've ever experienced. Just absolutely pathetic effort. It'll be nice to get that bad taste out with a resounding win, which is what better happen at this point.
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