+ Reply to Thread
Page 10 of 10 FirstFirst ... 8910
Results 136 to 141 of 141

Thread: CUSA Bowl Game results

  1. #136
    Champ Amos Moses has a reputation beyond reputeAmos Moses has a reputation beyond reputeAmos Moses has a reputation beyond reputeAmos Moses has a reputation beyond reputeAmos Moses has a reputation beyond reputeAmos Moses has a reputation beyond reputeAmos Moses has a reputation beyond reputeAmos Moses has a reputation beyond reputeAmos Moses has a reputation beyond reputeAmos Moses has a reputation beyond reputeAmos Moses has a reputation beyond repute Amos Moses's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    3,880

    Re: CUSA Bowl Game results

    Quote Originally Posted by dawg80 View Post
    On UCF...

    some of you may not remember but 20 years ago they, and us, were indies, in search of a conference. In 1998 UCF went 9-2 (Daunte Culpepper at QB) and got left out of the bowls. The Belch made a big, highly-PRed play for both Tech and UCF. Wrong Waters ended up with mud on his face. UCF's prez and AD publically and emphatically denied the rumors that they were joining the Belch. And even said in a statement release: UCF does not consider the Belch as a viable option and besides, no way will we join the Belch if Louisiana Tech does not also join. At that point Tech had already publically stated we were looking at other options other than the Belch.

    UCF got into CUSA, and we got into the WAC, both for 2001, the same year the Belch officially sponsored football for the first time in conference history. Clearly UCF had a vision that did not include getting trapped in the worst conference in the nation.

    UCF joins Utah and Boazy State as the only G5s to complete a perfect season with a win over a P5 in a major bowl. Of course, UCF had already beaten Baylor in a big bowl just a few years ago. Northern Illinois had its shot...but lost to FSU in the Orange Bowl in 2012 (ahem...)

    I want Tech to get to a point in our program's growth and development when we can realistically have a shot at a perfect season. It's not the kind of thing one can expect to have very often, but properly managed programs can have all the pieces come together with the right mix of senior talent/leadership in a given season and make a legit run at it. In all honesty, as an objective CFB fan, would you list Tech as one of those G5s who COULD run the table?
    I was thinking about UCF last night. How many of you remember "Big Daddy UCF"? He was a poster two message boards ago. He always tried to get us pissed with his posts and unbridled loyalty to the upstart UCF. He aligned himself with NLU and took every chance to try to stir up crap. He was a fun poster. Tech and UCF were indeed programs looking to better themselves, but Tech lost it's way and UCF didn't. Of course it helps to be the largest student body school in the NCAA and reside in a paradise.

  2. #137
    Champ dawg80 has a reputation beyond reputedawg80 has a reputation beyond reputedawg80 has a reputation beyond reputedawg80 has a reputation beyond reputedawg80 has a reputation beyond reputedawg80 has a reputation beyond reputedawg80 has a reputation beyond reputedawg80 has a reputation beyond reputedawg80 has a reputation beyond reputedawg80 has a reputation beyond reputedawg80 has a reputation beyond repute dawg80's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Posts
    27,125

    Re: CUSA Bowl Game results

    Quote Originally Posted by Amos Moses View Post
    I was thinking about UCF last night. How many of you remember "Big Daddy UCF"? He was a poster two message boards ago. He always tried to get us pissed with his posts and unbridled loyalty to the upstart UCF. He aligned himself with NLU and took every chance to try to stir up crap. He was a fun poster. Tech and UCF were indeed programs looking to better themselves, but Tech lost it's way and UCF didn't. Of course it helps to be the largest student body school in the NCAA and reside in a paradise.
    UCF also had a couple of classy posters who frequented our board back then. They saw themselves in the same boat as Tech and also saw us an ally in the effort to get into a good conference.

    Yes, UCF's 40,000 enrollment and geographic location benefitted (and still does) them. They got that CUSA invite 20 years ago when CUSA was still a conference worth getting into. Now, all one can say about CUSA is that at least it's not the Belch. And even that has been diminished.

  3. #138
    Champ olddog75 has a reputation beyond reputeolddog75 has a reputation beyond reputeolddog75 has a reputation beyond reputeolddog75 has a reputation beyond reputeolddog75 has a reputation beyond reputeolddog75 has a reputation beyond reputeolddog75 has a reputation beyond reputeolddog75 has a reputation beyond reputeolddog75 has a reputation beyond reputeolddog75 has a reputation beyond reputeolddog75 has a reputation beyond repute
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Dallas, Texas
    Posts
    5,244

    Re: CUSA Bowl Game results

    Quote Originally Posted by dawg80 View Post

    Yes, UCF's 40,000 enrollment and geographic location benefitted (and still does) them. They got that CUSA invite 20 years ago when CUSA was still a conference worth getting into. Now, all one can say about CUSA is that at least it's not the Belch. And even that has been diminished.
    With an athletic budget around $60 million a year.

  4. #139
    Champ Champ967 has a reputation beyond reputeChamp967 has a reputation beyond reputeChamp967 has a reputation beyond reputeChamp967 has a reputation beyond reputeChamp967 has a reputation beyond reputeChamp967 has a reputation beyond reputeChamp967 has a reputation beyond reputeChamp967 has a reputation beyond reputeChamp967 has a reputation beyond reputeChamp967 has a reputation beyond reputeChamp967 has a reputation beyond repute Champ967's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Dogtown, AR
    Posts
    11,820

    Re: CUSA Bowl Game results

    Quote Originally Posted by dawg80 View Post
    On UCF...

    UCF got into CUSA, and we got into the WAC, both for 2001,
    I think they may have had a brief "marriage of convenience" with the MAC first.

  5. #140
    Super Moderator PawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond reputePawDawg has a reputation beyond repute PawDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Posts
    47,210

    Re: CUSA Bowl Game results

    Quote Originally Posted by Champ967 View Post
    I think they may have had a brief "marriage of convenience" with the MAC first.
    Yes, USF was the golden child. I never quite understood that one.
    "eye fo an eye and toof fo a toof" - Idiot in Missouri

  6. #141
    Champ dawg80 has a reputation beyond reputedawg80 has a reputation beyond reputedawg80 has a reputation beyond reputedawg80 has a reputation beyond reputedawg80 has a reputation beyond reputedawg80 has a reputation beyond reputedawg80 has a reputation beyond reputedawg80 has a reputation beyond reputedawg80 has a reputation beyond reputedawg80 has a reputation beyond reputedawg80 has a reputation beyond repute dawg80's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Posts
    27,125

    Re: CUSA Bowl Game results

    Quote Originally Posted by Champ967 View Post
    I think they may have had a brief "marriage of convenience" with the MAC first.
    Yep...

    Mid-American Conference (2002-04 football-only)
    After 24 seasons as a Division I Football Independent, UCF joined the Mid-American Conference in 2002 as a football-only member. The Golden Knights spent three years in the Midwest-based league. The league featured two divisions. UCF competed in the East along with Akron, Buffalo, Kent State, Marshall, Miami (Ohio) and Ohio. The West was comprised of Ball State, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Northern Illinois, Toledo and Western Michigan.

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts