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by ZooMass84
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: UConn to Big East 2020
Replies: 114
Views: 48248

Re: UConn to Big East 2020

Basically, my prediction is this: UConn either drops football or at best goes 1AA (but who travels at least 30 miles or more to see 1AA games? ) UConn demolishing their on-campus stadium was a short-sighted idea. I guess they thought they would be playing for the national championship every year or...
by ZooMass84
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: UConn to Big East 2020
Replies: 114
Views: 48248

Re: UConn to Big East 2020

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by ZooMass84
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: UConn to Big East 2020
Replies: 114
Views: 48248

Re: UConn to Big East 2020

Basically, my prediction is this: UConn either drops football or at best goes 1AA (but who travels at least 30 miles or more to see 1AA games? ) UConn demolishing their on-campus stadium was a short-sighted idea. I guess they thought they would be playing for the national championship every year or ...
by ZooMass84
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: UConn to Big East 2020
Replies: 114
Views: 48248

Re: UConn to Big East 2020

UConn is going to leave the AAC and join the BE as soon as they can. They are making this move for their hoop programs and Olympic sports and not because of football, so they aren't going to hang out in the AAC for two extra years so football can be better served. UMass faced a very similar situati...
by ZooMass84
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: UConn to Big East 2020
Replies: 114
Views: 48248

Re: UConn to Big East 2020

UConn is going to leave the AAC and join the BE as soon as they can. They are making this move for their hoop programs and Olympic sports and not because of football, so they aren't going to hang out in the AAC for two extra years so football can be better served. UMass faced a very similar situati...
by ZooMass84
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: UConn to Big East 2020
Replies: 114
Views: 48248

Re: UConn to Big East 2020

Schedules aren't set in stone until probably the offseason prior. UConn can still negotiate with teams. But they're probably going to get terrible deals at this point. Like very low payout, away-only type deals. In the worst case scenario, per NCAA bylaws they only need to play a minimum of 5 home ...
by ZooMass84
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: UConn to Big East 2020
Replies: 114
Views: 48248

Re: UConn to Big East 2020

UConn will not be able to schedule 12 games in 2020. I've reviewed the other 129 teams, and with the exception of Army, every body is full. Don't know if UConn will be able to survive as a FBS indie. I can actually see them dropping to 1AA. Schedules aren't set in stone until probably the offseason...
by ZooMass84
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: UConn to Big East 2020
Replies: 114
Views: 48248

Re: UConn to Big East 2020

My bad: are you saying 25-35 kids played the entire 2012 season instead of 85 players? Aren't you limited to 25 scholarships per year? We didn’t have 85 scholarship players year one. Also, in the two deep, very few 1AA holdovers were listed and or played. Rob Blanchflower was the exception to the r...
by ZooMass84
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: UConn to Big East 2020
Replies: 114
Views: 48248

Re: UConn to Big East 2020

I am surprised at the lukewarm of response to the UCONN decision to leave the AAC on this board. It could be the canary in the coal mine for UMASS. If a northeastern school that has a reasonably successful athletic program cannot support itself is a G5 conference then where does UMASS go from here?...
by ZooMass84
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: UConn to Big East 2020
Replies: 114
Views: 48248

Re: UConn to Big East 2020

Back to back 1-11 seasons, thanks to Molnar, and those were really tough to take. Granted we had a lot of 1AA players, but our offense was horrible. We got shutout numerous times. Correction. We did not have a lot of 1AA players. Molnar cut them or got them to leave. We played true freshmen and tra...
by ZooMass84
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: UConn to Big East 2020
Replies: 114
Views: 48248

Re: UConn to Big East 2020

Back to back 1-11 seasons, thanks to Molnar, and those were really tough to take. Granted we had a lot of 1AA players, but our offense was horrible. We got shutout numerous times.
by ZooMass84
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: UConn to Big East 2020
Replies: 114
Views: 48248

Re: UConn to Big East 2020

Now JMU has been very competitive at the FCS level, so they might be able to do it... but UMass was pretty damn competitive too and, well... Not at the time we moved up we weren't... Maybe the worst couple year stretch in the previous 20 years of the program right before the move. Kind of the reaso...
by ZooMass84
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: UConn to Big East 2020
Replies: 114
Views: 48248

Re: UConn to Big East 2020

AAC is not taking 1AA moveups like the MAC or Sun Belt or CUSA did. I still think UConn made a big mistake tearing down their on-campus stadium and building one 30 miles away in East Hartford. People are delusional to think CT is like Iowa or Alabama or someplace where they travel hours to watch foo...
by ZooMass84
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: UConn to Big East 2020
Replies: 114
Views: 48248

Re: UConn to Big East 2020

JMU isn't going anywhere..........
by ZooMass84
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Umass and UConn Conference USA
Replies: 57
Views: 30773

Re: Umass and UConn Conference USA

I have said all along that we need to be paired with UConn and no I have not abandoned B1G dreams(see below).. That said what I would like to see is a football indy alliance of UMass UConn Temple Navy Buffalo Army Liberty (Liberty could be national powerhouse in all sports in 20 years.. the non Cat...