Id be willing to play them once away for every 2 games at home. No more payments tho
I don't know. Those aren't bad points, but if southern it's really destined to rise to our level, wouldn't that occur independently of playing us? You are giving us perhaps too much credit. As long as they are not in the P5 they won't compete with us for recruits, period. Fritz said they don't have one player who was offered by tech. I would take several right now.
no worries about GS attendance. GA state, on the other hand, is a totally different matter. i don't know what kinda voodoo math they use to calculate their attendance numbers but it's ridiculous. they must have ticket takers who see in double-vision!I would be in favor of playing Ga Southern two out of every three or four years. If they need a home game to boost their average attendance to remain FBS, then play at the Dome every now and then.
We offered both Ellison and Battle. We really wanted Ellison. I was trying to figure out how both those guys ended up at Ga Southern. I know Ellison had a final four of GT, Auburn, Ole Miss and USCe at one point. I think both of those guys would be huge on our D.
So Fritz's pregame speech was all rhetorical? (ie, lies)We offered both Ellison and Battle. We really wanted Ellison. I was trying to figure out how both those guys ended up at Ga Southern. I know Ellison had a final four of GT, Auburn, Ole Miss and USCe at one point. I think both of those guys would be huge on our D.
What is worse: empty seats or huge numbers of opponent fans?
What is good about playing GSU? Their colors blend in with ours. On TV it looks like one team's colors
What is bad about playing GSU? Hearing a chant "Georgia" / "Southern" when sitting at Grant Field.
Playing Kennesaw, Mercer or even Ga State will not "fill up" Grant Field, certainly not with opponent fans.
I like the thought of Grant Field being filled with fans, GT fans. Having 20k people dressed in red and black at Grant Field late in November sucks:
and remember, the East Stands is the one on TV mostly.
I am all for playing more FBS schools - especially challenging ones. We just need to schedule teams that are not going bring an overwhelming number of fans (think BYU). Unless we can get our fans to buy the tickets and use them, not sell them on Stubhub.
Limit big blocks of the opponent's fans to the one section the AA gives to the school and we can schedule anyone.
I figured you'd straighten me out. I just remember people being really high on Ellison and him being a 3*/4* rated guy by the services. Both of those guys looked pretty good on Saturday. I remember Battle blowing out his knee his junior year. I believe it was both his ACL and MCL.Ellison had offers from none of those schools..he claimed them but never had them.
Never offered Battle either.. Schools scared off by his major knee surgery.
Did they bring enough fans to make up the $$$ difference?
And then you would complain about going 6-6 most years.My comments are based on the comment that we're going to play one lower, non-P5 team and one FCS team every year anyway. Why not keep it local? I'll bet that it won't be long before KSU is going to be similar to what GSU was doing in Statesboro. They have a huge student population now that will mostly stay local (Georgia) and care about their sports.
If I had my choice, we'd play UGA every year, alternate Alabama/Auburn/Tennessee/Florida every year, B1G team every year and alternate Big12/Pac12. Fill up our OOC with very tough competition because we have some pretty weak teams in the ACC. We do that and we'll have a sold out HGF for every OOC game and, if we're good, most of the ACC games. That kind of schedule will attract better athletes, as well.
If we played that type of schedule, I would be much more satisfied with a 7(8)-5, 8(9)-4 season, if we were competitive.And then you would complain about going 6-6 most years.
Okay. I was corrected by Eric too. Can't believe the AUC or the flippin' recruiting sites. Wish these kids wouldn't lie about offers. Much better now that we have @Eric to vet the offer sheet.He fired up his troops by telling them that not one of them was offered by GT.