Out of curiosity, I quickly imported the NCAA FBS historical game result data set into the statistical package “R” for some quick analysis since you did not mention our relative on field performance during the first 5-year period we entered the FBS subdivision. Looks like we are tied for second lowest win totals with Georgia State, but ahead of Kansas…Worcester_To_Amherst wrote: ↑Mon Oct 31, 2022 11:25 am I've never thought it made sense to go back to FCS but this program has been the among the worst 3 teams in the country for about a half decade now. If they can't find a conference or start getting some wins in the next 1-2 years I'd probably start leaning FCS. Not looking for a debate, just how I am feeling right now.
The one silver lining of this season is the defense getting competitive, which I guess is the bare minimum you'd expect with Brown taking over. If the O could make a similar leap next year they'd at least get a couple wins. With a competent QB coming in they could make that leap. EMU, Temple, and NMSU are all probably wins this year with a decent QB.
Really hard to stay positive as a fan and you gotta wonder how the players can do it. I think there's a path to competitiveness, but I'm not a believer that UMass will be taking it.
Lowest FBS win totals by school 2012-2016 (note, Idaho left the FBS division after 2014)
Georgia State: 10
New Mex State: 11
Miami Ohio: 15
Florida Inter: 17