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V.I. Pirate

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Coastal, Liberty, App St and other G5 programs seem to survive

Fact is none of us are ever going to a P5 Conference. Liberty could try and bribe their way in with $100 million offer but even they won't ever be playing in a P5. So does ECU, App St, Marshall, Coastal, Liberty, Louisiana etc.. just give up ? Nope we just have to change our mindset. Most of us older Pirates grew up with the hope of one day being in a league with the Big Boys but that ship sailed when the Metro Super Conference did not come to fruition and we lost out on the initial set up of Big East as All Sports Conference.

Last night App St and Coastal had a very competitive and entertaining game between two quality G5s that will always be G5's and one of them was ranked #14. While I believe that ranking was totally over rated and Coastal has beaten nobody and quite frankly App St last quality win was ranked Michigan in 2007 it was still a fun game to watch. ECU has plenty to play for and a newly configured AAC might allow us to get back to 6-2 or 7-1 Conference records like we did in CUSA days. We beat a couple decent OOC teams and we can be ranked like Coastal or App St has been in the last couple years.

I think this thing ultimately shakes out in the next decade of P5 or P4 doing their own thing for the most part but if the playoffs get expanded and the highest ranked G5 gets in then we definitely have something to play for. With UCF, Houston, BYU and Cincinnati moving up it only opens up a door for ECU to be the best G5 in the country on any given year. We were just there in 2014 as the first G5 to ever be ranked in the new playoff poll so we can get back there.

[Post edited by V.I. Pirate at 10/21/2021 07:38AM]

(In response to this post by CincyPirate)

Posted: 10/21/2021 at 07:36AM


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