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    Re: Tech's best possible, REALISTIC conference movement

    Quote Originally Posted by techman05 View Post
    Does our new athletic director know that we need to focus on getting support from more than just the richest among us?
    That’s not how you raise the budget. Way easier to get more out of current “rich guys” and get them to put you in front of other rich guys than to have grassroots fundraising. Galas and golf tournaments are fine, but they aren’t what substantial fundraising is built on.

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    Re: Tech's best possible, REALISTIC conference movement

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnylightnin View Post
    That’s not how you raise the budget. Way easier to get more out of current “rich guys” and get them to put you in front of other rich guys than to have grassroots fundraising. Galas and golf tournaments are fine, but they aren’t what substantial fundraising is built on.
    Serious question. How many fans and alumni do we have with a $2-3billion net worth who have friends who might also be interested in Tech Athletics? Feels like we are bleeding the 2-3 wells I know of completely dry.

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    Re: Tech's best possible, REALISTIC conference movement

    Conference realignment has never really made me nervous until now. It kind of feels like the AAC is the last lifeboat on the Titanic, and there’s just a few seats left.

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    Re: Tech's best possible, REALISTIC conference movement

    Quote Originally Posted by SicemDawgz View Post
    Conference realignment has never really made me nervous until now. It kind of feels like the AAC is the last lifeboat on the Titanic, and there’s just a few seats left.
    You have to carry the analogy a little further to fit the Louisiana Tech story. It’s like the last lifeboat and it has a pin hole in it.

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    Re: Tech's best possible, REALISTIC conference movement

    Quote Originally Posted by SicemDawgz View Post
    Conference realignment has never really made me nervous until now. It kind of feels like the AAC is the last lifeboat on the Titanic, and there’s just a few seats left.
    There is a way or two it could go badly for us, but mostly I think we're more or less in the same spot.

    The AAC was never really a "P6" conference. The whole idea of P5 kind of changes if they expand the playoff.

    Maybe in another 10 or 20 years there is another split with some kind of true super conference and they boot the Vanderbilts and Oregon States of the world, too.

    But I think (and hope) that the AAC grabs a couple of CUSA teams and maybe some Sunbelt teams, and then CUSA maybe grab or rearrange some teams aa needed and we're more or less all where we already were.

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    Re: Tech's best possible, REALISTIC conference movement

    Quote Originally Posted by inudesu View Post
    There is a way or two it could go badly for us, but mostly I think we're more or less in the same spot..
    If we don't get an invite to the AAC, than yeah this is how I see it. We'll be playing a lot of the same opponents after the movements are made.

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    Re: Tech's best possible, REALISTIC conference movement

    IMO, our best asset now is facilities compared to some others who may be under consideration. Our second best asset is name recognition.

    I don't believe our budget is actually as high as we advertise.
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    Re: Tech's best possible, REALISTIC conference movement

    So the conspiracy theorist in me would say that Dr. Wood was hired more for his connections within the AAC than his AD abilities.

    Maybe our administration was actually thinking proactively.

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    Re: Tech's best possible, REALISTIC conference movement

    Quote Originally Posted by revf View Post
    So the conspiracy theorist in me would say that Dr. Wood was hired more for his connections within the AAC than his AD abilities.

    Maybe our administration was actually thinking proactively.
    Nah -- they aint that smart

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    Re: Tech's best possible, REALISTIC conference movement

    Quote Originally Posted by techman05 View Post
    Serious question. How many fans and alumni do we have with a $2-3billion net worth who have friends who might also be interested in Tech Athletics? Feels like we are bleeding the 2-3 wells I know of completely dry.
    Not many, but we likely have quite a few who are over the current $24,000,000/couple who need to figure out how not to give more of their money to the government. That's where fundraisers spend their time....at least that's where they should spend their time.
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    Re: Tech's best possible, REALISTIC conference movement

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnylightnin View Post
    Not many, but we likely have quite a few who are over the current $24,000,000/couple who need to figure out how not to give more of their money to the government. That's where fundraisers spend their time....at least that's where they should spend their time.
    Yes charitable giving has always been neglected by the church AND universities. I know of more than one well off Tech fan who gave TONS of money while alive, but didn't leave a penny towards an endowment or ongoing athletics. Short sightedness from our people at Tech probably costed us MILLIONS.
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    Re: Tech's best possible, REALISTIC conference movement

    Latest rumor...AAC is going after three MWC schools, including Boazy, and UAB, as the lone mentioned candidate from CUSA. Unless the MWC thingy falls flat than joining UAB will be FAU and UTSA from CUSA. Reported by CBS Sports. And, maybe the rumor is true, insomuch that that is AAC's top priority wish list. But it is doubtful the MWC trio will be very interested.

    If true, then wow! if the AAC places UAB, followed by FAU and UTSA at the top of their list from CUSA. Spats all over the malcontents at Marshall who, in their arrogant way, assumed they were AAC's #1 choice. It also puts the Belch in its place, not even a whisper about any Belcher being on the list. Of course...if the rumor is true, and IF the AAC can actually bring it to fruition.

    This should also be the eye-opener Tech needs...we are NOT on the AAC's radar, so just be happy to stay in good ole CUSA and make the best of it.

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    Re: Tech's best possible, REALISTIC conference movement

    I just cant see how UTSA is being considered.

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    Re: Tech's best possible, REALISTIC conference movement

    Quote Originally Posted by qng001 View Post
    I just cant see how UTSA is being considered.
    UTSA is seen as the next UCF...huge market, growing school, and enrollment, in one of the top 5 states for high school football, and recruits. What's not to like?

    And keep in mind that today's AAC is just yesterday's CUSA...the one who selected UTEP over Tech.

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    Re: Tech's best possible, REALISTIC conference movement

    What have they done in CUSA? We added them for the same reason.

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