Fresno St. Alum wrote:
Fresno St. Alum wrote:
caa has made it clear to charlotte its all or nothing. if temple leaves, at what point does it become a pride thing to stay in the a10?
Xavier, Dayton, Richmond, UMass. You ever hear of them? Why go all or nothing w/ a conf. that might lose Georgia St. & Nova, already lost UMass and URI. I know JMU and ODU eventually want to be FBS too. Charlotte has the power, especially if they only plan on being FCS short term. Charlotte's goal is probably the alliance down the road w/ the MAC fb only as a stepping stone.
charlotte needs on fcs conference and the caa is the best option. the caa is requiring all sports for charlotte in order to play football in conference. without temple, the a10 is george washington, umass, uri, charlotte and 9 private, religious institutions. in almost every aspect, charlotte would align better with the caa. the only reason to stay in the a10 is men's basketball. i just see a lot more pros for charlotte all sports in the caa than cons, particularly if temple, arguably the a10 flagship, leaves.
You left out the best teams Xavier and Dayton. I'd also bet a lot of money on Butler replacing Temple. Why leave that for the CAA, just for 2 years of FCS football. CAA would kick them out if they moved FBS and joined the MAC or SBC for fb only. A-10 Won't. CAA is ODU(could end up FBS), VCU, GMU. 3 good basketball teams and a bunch of meh. And congrats to Drexel being good for the first time since what 1996? CAA is the best FCS conf. but FCS isn't Charlotte's goal. Example, say the MVC wanted UTSA, great FCS, good basketball too. But why join them when your goal is the FBS, and a FBS conf or 2 will take you. Most importantly the CAA can offer fb only if they want, if they keep losing schools they might. Richmond left the CAA for the A-10, you kept them, Nova fb only, UNH fb only. Hypocritical to force Charlotte in for all sports don't you think?
Look at all the A-10 bid vs CAA bids. Look at how many different teams have gotten bids the last 8-10 years in the A-10(7) CAA(4) UNCW hasn't been good since Waynewright left. He's w/ us now. 5 of the CAA schools w/ bids haven't got one since moving up from their shit*y conf. to the CAA. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NCAA_Men%2 ... conference
i didn't leave out xavier and dayton, they are 2 of the 9 private religious institutions in the A10. Buter for Temple would make the A10 10 private religious institutions. Some of the private, religious institutions are better than others, but culturally and geographically the CAA would be a better fit for Charlotte, especially when considering Charlotte needs a home for their FCS program as there is no guarantee and CUSA/Alliance invitation is forthcoming. If Charlotte's goal is the Umass model than yes, the A10 makes the most since for them with the MAC as their FBS home. However, Charlotte's goal is the CUSA or the alliance (if/when it comes to frutation) which will take more time establishing football. CUSA/Alliance will want proof of success before the invitation will be issued. The CAA provides them a home to do that
The CAA will be a great place for them to cultivate their football program without sacrificing their men's basketball program. The football only schools the CAA has are grandfathered in, I highly doubt any others will be taken into the fold. Not hypocritical just how it is. Why would the CAA allow Charlotte in for football only?? That would make no sense.
Historically yes, the A10 has a better history than the CAA in men's basketball. But honestly that does not matter. The only thing that matters is can you earn an at large bid to the NCAA men's basketball tournament on a regular basis in the CAA. The answer to that is yes. Thanks for the shot at UNCW by the way, but we made the tournament 3 years after Wainwright left. The reason we have sucked is because we had a poor administrative leadership. That has been corrected and we are on the right track back to respectability. Fresno made a good hire with Terry!!!! He is a great recruiter and should do well with you guys.