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  • Ken D. Aug 15, 4:13 p.m.
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    Ken could you pass that over my way I need a hit from whatever you are using. The Big East may... View More

    — Posted by davenportj

    I didn't say I thought it was likely. I said I thought it was their best, and maybe only, chance. If the choice for the SEC is between Florida State or ECU, ECU has a chance. If the alternative for the SEC is Missouri, as many analysts believe, then I don't think the Pirates have any chance at all. Many have been assuming that SEC divisions would be determined purely by geography - East and West - which means either separate Auburn and Alabama or bring in an eastern school. But there are other alternatives, as the ACC showed with their Atlantic and Coastal divisions that maintained rivalries.

    Working all that out might be a reason for delaying action on A&M's interest in admission.

  • davenportj Aug 15, 3:59 p.m.
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    Ken could you pass that over my way I need a hit from whatever you are using. The Big East may not make thur the next realigment, but it may be the best thing for ECU. I don't see ECU getting a call from the SEC. Nice but no

  • Ken D. Aug 13, 12:16 p.m.
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    I think it's possible that after the next round of realignment there will be six major conferences and as many as five independents, with almost 80 schools. Those conferences could very well break away from the NCAA and form their own governing body. If that happens, the 41 FBS schools who are left out stand to lose a lot. ECU has to make its move now in an effort to have a chair when the music stops. I think they need to make a full court press with the SEC to come in as an eastern companion to Texas A&M.

  • tcoutouzis Aug 13, 11:08 a.m.
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    South. Miss played one good team (SC) and got pounded last year. They played no one else out of... View More

    — Posted by bjonsn

    Wow. Spoken with such humility bjonsn (insert sarcasm). CUSA actually sits much higher up than the Mid American and Sunbelt, but you probably already knew that as you only wanted to hurl an insult. CUSA will be much stronger this year. Mr. Case Keenum will be back for Houston, UCF will be strong, USM will be strong, Tulsa will be strong, SMU and ECU will be much stronger this year.

  • davenportj Aug 8, 1:08 p.m.
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    Why would ECU take a step down? Bjonsn, the Sunbelt and Mid American are both smaller and weaker conferences but you just talk out of your head as to who C-USA members play or have played. Who was the last non-AQ to beat Bosie State, Fla. St.,Oklahoma TCU, just the name a few teams that have lost to C-USA members. Please check the facts then talk about another conference.

  • bjonsn Aug 7, 9:30 a.m.
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    South. Miss played one good team (SC) and got pounded last year. They played no one else out of conference(OOC). UCF only beat teams in CUSA. They played one decent team OOC and lost. Houston was 5-7 so I wont even comment on them. Tulsa beat once decent team OOC and was probably the best team in CUSA last year. ECU beat one average team (NCST) last year. They got mauled the rest of the year. I will give you this. You do play a very strong OOC schedule this year. These few games will get ugly for the pirates. CWhoSA is just weak man. It is what it is! The best team in CUSA would finish < 5th place in any other decent conference like the Big East or ACC. Bottom of the pack in the good conferences like SEC or Big 10. Maybe you will get a chance at the Mid American or Sunbelt conference even though those are no where close to NC. You might as well stick with the mighty CONFERENCE WHOSA!!

  • PSH0117 Aug 6, 11:08 p.m.
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    ECU was <.500 last year and 5-3 in a weak Conference Who-SA!! And Defense? Horrible defense.... View More

    — Posted by bjonsn

    yes, our defense was bad last year, but that was in part due to losing more than half of our defense, getting a new coach, and implementing a new defensive scheme. expect our defense to be much improved this season. also remember before last season, we ruled CUSA with our strong defense. we play decent teams more than just a couple of times a year, we play 4 decent out of conference games every year, and dont count out decent teams in our conference as well, like S. Miss, UCF, Houston, and Tulsa.

  • bjonsn Aug 6, 2:28 p.m.
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    ECU was <.500 last year and 5-3 in a weak Conference Who-SA!! And Defense? Horrible defense. They gave up 50+ points in several games and 76 to the fraking Navy for god sakes. They need to concentrate on getting back to a >.500 team and become the conference "dominator" year after year to have a chance at another conference. The only decent teams they play are out of conference and that is a couple times a year. I think you are putting the cart before the horse you silly pirates.

  • GhostofSmitty Aug 5, 9:41 a.m.
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    Nope. They should stay in CUSA for now. See what Lebo can do with the Basketball Team. If VCU and Butler can put together a Final 4 team ECU can put together a team that at least makes the Sweet 16 say every 3-4 years. Something will break. You never know, BC should be in the Big East and ECU could end up in the ACC. Stranger things have happened.

  • me2you Aug 5, 9:05 a.m.
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    I just wish people would learn the difference between "YOUR" and "YOU'RE" when commenting on these boards. GO PIRATES!!!

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