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V.I. Pirate

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It would take 22 years in Sunbelt to get paid 3 years in the AAC

Numbers don't pencil so if our fans are so fired up about Sunbelt then go on a email campaign to our AD to schedule them. I am sure Coastal, App St, Louisiana, Georgia Southern, Troy etc.. and Marshall, Southern Miss, La Tech etc.. from CUSA would be all ears and open to scheduling ECU long term. I would be all for getting rid of FCS games and replacing them with Sunbelt teams.
AAC is where we need to be in the pecking order and ESPN control of our destiny factor. As long as ESPN is paying the AAC what they are going to pay us quite frankly it does not matter who is in the Conference. As it is Memphis, Tulsa, Tulane, SMU, Navy, USF and Temple are decent Conference games. Charlotte, USTA, UAB, FAU, Rice and North Texas are not as sexy but no reason we can't get 35k to 40k in Ficklen for those games if we are winning. I will definitely be road tripping to Charlotte, San Antonio, Birmingham and Boca for games but evidently I am not as picky as most of our fans who rarely show up for road games anyway. We can play South Carolina and be lucky to bring 2k fans. Swamp was a great game and the maybe 2-3k ECU fans that were had a lot of fun. We talk a mean game as a fan base but it has been a long, long time since we backed it up.
This board seemed to not like Colorado St and Air Force when that was rumored and that would have been awesome IMO. Seems like some just had their mind set on App St and I get that and maybe even Coastal although if they lose their coach they could quickly go down the tubes and be irrelevant fast. End of the day I just want ECU to do well no matter who we are playing

(In response to this post by Buccan_A_Wright)

Posted: 10/21/2021 at 07:48AM


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