With this move, we are on the doorstep of developing some really interesting geographically relevant Rivals.
I so look forward to the day when a couple of those contests become, as you said, an EVENT....that draws excitment in the fanbase and turns into a big gameday experience.
Lucky for USM.
But then again, if Tech and USM are in the championship game every year, the constant rematches may get tiresome. Let's be honest though, that's not going to happen every year.
So much potential for rivalry! Maybe playing in a conference that is regional we can finally affirm our recruiting borders like Alexandria to El Dorado and Vicksburg to Longview... That should be LA Tech Bulldawg Recruiting Territory! Maybe start keeping a few 4 stars because we'll have many bowl tie ins and the families can travel short distances and see their kids play often. Put Billboards up in the areas mentioned above plastering LA Tech & C-USA so you know they go together. Gets me excited just thinking about it! And playing IN New Orleans, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio every other year! Possibilities are endless!
BTW- since I may be moving to DFW, I'm pretty excited about the North Texas potential rivalry as well as the old WAC rival, Tulsa!
I was talking to a former football player this weekend and his comment was that the announcement was great but that he enjoyed some of the travel associated with the WAC such as Hawaii. Since that is gone, whether we stayed in the WAC on not, this is the perfect time to move. I think the family being able to attend more games will more than offset the glamor of going to far off places. Just need to sell to the parents a little more when recruiting.
Louisiana Tech - mis raices estan aqui
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