Fresno St. Alum wrote:
Scared to move up? Damn, that is some arrogant bullshit.
Some schools realize that actually playing for a NC is far better than having 5 home games, three body bag games, and no shot at anything, other than a Toliet Bowl.
The SunBelt, WAC and other than a couple of teams from the CUSA, THAT is crap football - they don't matter, just too full of themselves to realize it.
or they just want their shot at being the next Boise State
Or they just want to compete at the highest level. FCS doesn't offer that. Most of the world doesn't know or care who won the FCS title. It's like being the NIT champ. The ones moving up figure it's better to be in an opening round game of the NCAA tourney(New Orleans Bowl) than be the NIT champ. I don't think anyone is scared to move up, they are either unable to afford it or happy to play in the NIT.
Sorry, but the FCS championship is NOT the NIT. A toliet bowl is lOWER than the NIT.
Unless you are in the big conferences, FBS is a money losing. third tier experience. Might as well stay in FCS, and actually PLAY for something - the thing that every other sport does.
Getting into the Sunbelt, etc doesn;t mean you are playing or competing at the highest level. Anyone that thinks that is a fucking moron, frankly.
Hell, the second best team in the Sunbelch last year got smoked AT HOME by a team too weak to even make the playoffs.
SunBelt football is worse than CAA, Big SKy, Southern or MVFC football.
Sure they are, they play Alabama and have the same FBS letters by their name. You can make a poll here or on the the csn board, that will show that most people would rather be a FBS member than be FCS. Troy gets to be on tv 2 or 3 times a year. In FCS you have to make it to the semi finals to make it on tv. FCS loses money too. FBS get double the pay for a body bag vs FCS. NAU was in touble a couple of years ago, so lets not act like FCS doesn't lose money. I watch the FCS, but I'm speaking for most of the world that doesn't even know they exist. None of my friends and fam can name more than 1 FCS school. The 2 UCD grads would be the exception. They know CP, Sac St. too so that's 3 schools. Seems to me a lot of the move ups hope to be the next Nevada, BSU, Troy, why not shoot for the best? More air time too(weeknight espn, highlights on espn), school Prez' love that.