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    Fiu A mess at FIU

    Geesh ....

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    @ActionNetworkHQ he will not return next year. ďThe administration has been sabotaging the program." FIU not allowed to recruit on road last 2 years, had to use Miss Stís old shoulder pads (because of no $) & uniforms are 9 years old

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    Re: A mess at FIU

    The hits just keep coming for CUSA.

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    Re: A mess at FIU

    Any bets on how long FIU will continue as an FBS program or remain a CUSA member for that matter?

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    Re: A mess at FIU

    Quote Originally Posted by Lotsudo View Post
    Any bets on how long FIU will continue as an FBS program or remain a CUSA member for that matter?
    One year after departing member payments are received. Their budget is in the $35 million range with a student fee.

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    Re: A mess at FIU

    Quote Originally Posted by Lotsudo View Post
    Any bets on how long FIU will continue as an FBS program or remain a CUSA member for that matter?
    That's what I was thinking. Best to plan for their exit as soon as all fees are paid out. This is really unbelievable. Uniforms that are years old, getting used equipment from other schools? Forget being FBS or even FCS, I wonder if things are that bad at division 2/3 programs. Sounds NAIA'ish to me. I mean 9 year-old uniforms!

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    cannot believe Davis wanted to stay. Good luck hiring someone for this train wreck.

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    Re: A mess at FIU

    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog Tom View Post
    That's what I was thinking. Best to plan for their exit as soon as all fees are paid out. This is really unbelievable. Uniforms that are years old, getting used equipment from other schools? Forget being FBS or even FCS, I wonder if things are that bad at division 2/3 programs. Sounds NAIA'ish to me. I mean 9 year-old uniforms!

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    cannot believe Davis wanted to stay. Good luck hiring someone for this train wreck.
    I know a budget pick that's been known to turn a program around. Just look at what he did for ODU this year.

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    Re: A mess at FIU

    This reminds me of the mess that grambling had almost a decade ago.

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    Re: A mess at FIU

    Butch Davis got an extra year just by beating Miami.

    This move should already have happened because this program has not done much else the last 3-4 years.

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    Re: A mess at FIU

    FIU has a $31.5M annual athletic budget. That's about $7M more per year than LA Tech's athletic budget. How is the hell can FIU not "afford" new uniforms and not afford to recruit out of state when they are bringing in $7M more a year than LA Tech??

    Some of this sounds like BS to me.

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    Re: A mess at FIU

    Quote Originally Posted by HogDawg View Post
    FIU has a $31.5M annual athletic budget. That's about $7M more per year than LA Tech's athletic budget. How is the hell can FIU not "afford" new uniforms and not afford to recruit out of state when they are bringing in $7M more a year than LA Tech??

    Some of this sounds like BS to me.

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    Agreed. It's as if no one at FIU bothered to pick up the phone to cut a deal with either NIKE or Adidas to at least cover the cost of new uniforms and equipment.

    Doesn't make any sense.

    I can tell you who is not wearing 9 year old uniforms!

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    Re: A mess at FIU

    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    Agreed. It's as if no one at FIU bothered to pick up the phone to cut a deal with either NIKE or Adidas to at least cover the cost of new uniforms and equipment.

    Doesn't make any sense.

    I can tell you who is not wearing 9 year old uniforms!

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    I think Butch may occasionally speak, um, "ministerially" when it comes to dates and figures.

    Either way, that was/is a bad situation. AD and coach weren't speaking, if FIU was turning a profit they weren't putting it back into the program, pretty ugly to have this all out in public.

    But I guess it's also proof that despite most evidence pointing the other way, every once in a while even your market can't overcome everything when in comes to conference realignment.

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