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on: November 05, 2014, 07:21:17 pm
http://www.underdogdynasty.com/2014/11/5/7164495/uab-boosters-allege-trustees-could-end-football-program

I would really hate this for our friends in Birmingham, especially now that they are turning things around.
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Reply #1 on: November 05, 2014, 07:35:33 pm
We all hate chapel hill but what we deal with pales in comparison to what uab deals with.
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Reply #2 on: November 05, 2014, 08:04:58 pm
Did UAB go after a 'Bama recruit or something?  Or did they "steal" a few fans from 'Bama? 

 

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Reply #3 on: November 05, 2014, 08:12:38 pm
I will openly weep if we get relegated to the A-SUN.


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Reply #4 on: November 05, 2014, 08:27:01 pm
I would openly weep if Alabama was the mothership anyways..bless you all
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Reply #5 on: November 05, 2014, 08:28:04 pm
That is some b.s.  Hope they remain our conference mates. 


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Reply #6 on: November 05, 2014, 08:39:28 pm
That this is remotely possible for this to happen is insane, best of luck to UAB.


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Reply #7 on: November 05, 2014, 09:04:01 pm
Honestly, I thought this was going to happen a few years ago. Sad.
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Reply #8 on: November 05, 2014, 09:59:58 pm
This makes me hate the Crimson Tide even more.


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Reply #9 on: November 06, 2014, 06:36:22 am
clt declares ua-t infidels.


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Reply #10 on: November 06, 2014, 05:49:49 pm
Any UAB grads in the Alabama Legislature to threaten UA's funding?  Any UAB grads that are Alabama Judges that you could file a lawsuit in their court?
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Reply #11 on: November 07, 2014, 01:15:27 am
How pathetic for UA power brokers to be threatened by UAB.

God forbid anyone else have anything nice.


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Reply #12 on: November 07, 2014, 05:39:21 am
Seriously, what threat is UAB football to Alabama football? In recent years Alabama has either won the national championship or been in contention for the national championship. UAB is like a flea on the back of an elephant. It is ridiculous that UAB can't build a new stadium or now even field a football team. Decision makers in AL have always been backward and stuck in their ways hence the reason the state continues to rank as one of the poorest in the country.


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Reply #13 on: November 07, 2014, 09:19:28 am
Seriously, what threat is UAB football to Alabama football? In recent years Alabama has either won the national championship or been in contention for the national championship. UAB is like a flea on the back of an elephant. It is ridiculous that UAB can't build a new stadium or now even field a football team. Decision makers in AL have always been backward and stuck in their ways hence the reason the state continues to rank as one of the poorest in the country.

From what I've come to understand from talking to folks from the UAB board, it seems that this is more a personal vendetta by Paul Bryant, Jr. than a large group of decision makers. Unfortunately, PBJ is pretty powerful in the UA system.

Seems as if PBJ took the view that his father held towards the end of his career, when UAB was trying to start football - that UAB getting a football team could negatively effect recruiting for for Alabama - to heart. Seems as though Bear had that view from a self-preservation standpoint, as the landscape was drastically different back then and nobody could really predict what effect a new program in the state would have; but his son took that view and turned it into an all-around negative view towards both UAB and UAH athletics as a whole.

The BOT shut down UAH's hockey program (was once a surprisingly strong program considering their location) a few years back... but UAH boosters and the mayor of Huntsville basically told them to take a long walk off of a short pier, and came up with the funding to continue the program themselves.
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Reply #14 on: November 07, 2014, 09:27:22 am
The Alabama people are afraid of them getting the occasional 3* that would provide depth for them (like we got Wynn when he was recruited by the big boys in state). Even if they only lose 1-2 of those players a year, that's 1-2 too many for some.  It really sucks for UAB too, their program has a ton of momentum this year, they seem to have found their coach, and attendance is up dramatically.

The powers that be have to know even the whisper of this will hurt recruiting, and the ability to hold onto their coach. The fact that it hasn't been squashed already is very unsettling.


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Reply #15 on: November 07, 2014, 10:19:56 am
The city of Birmingham and the county voiced support for building an indoor practice facility for UAB yesterday night / this morning.


UAB isn't going to go away without a fight.


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Reply #17 on: November 07, 2014, 03:47:15 pm
Somewhere there are JMU alumni/supporters hoping this happens. Clearest way for JMU to get into C-USA.


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Reply #18 on: November 07, 2014, 03:52:20 pm
RT @dkurtenbach: UAB has shown the ability to fundraise, but they’re not doing it for football. Some say they’re declining football donations.Foreboding, no?


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Reply #20 on: November 07, 2014, 04:55:57 pm
RT @dkurtenbach: UAB has shown the ability to fundraise, but they’re not doing it for football. Some say they’re declining football donations.Foreboding, no?

If that is true, it seems like a decision has already been made. When taking into consideration their coaches contract and the fact that they are the only FBS team with no games scheduled past 2016, it is really not looking good.


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Reply #21 on: November 07, 2014, 08:02:25 pm
clt says that we should offer miss state an invite to cusa.


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Reply #22 on: November 08, 2014, 02:04:14 am
I feel UAB is done... Seems they were already getting rid of the program and just needed to conduct this "research" to support a decision they already made. Seems like this entire story is just a last ditch effort for their football foundation to save the program. A bowl game this year may help keep the team around though. Who knows.

Assuming UAB's program ends in 2016, who do you think we'd see wanting to make the move to CUSA?


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Reply #23 on: November 08, 2014, 05:55:25 am
I feel UAB is done... Seems they were already getting rid of the program and just needed to conduct this "research" to support a decision they already made. Seems like this entire story is just a last ditch effort for their football foundation to save the program. A bowl game this year may help keep the team around though. Who knows.

Assuming UAB's program ends in 2016, who do you think we'd see wanting to make the move to CUSA?

I don't think, I know.

I want JMU. Just about everybody that knows me knows that.

This isn't the way I want it to happen, though.
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Reply #24 on: November 08, 2014, 07:53:12 am
I feel UAB is done... Seems they were already getting rid of the program and just needed to conduct this "research" to support a decision they already made. Seems like this entire story is just a last ditch effort for their football foundation to save the program. A bowl game this year may help keep the team around though. Who knows.

Assuming UAB's program ends in 2016, who do you think we'd see wanting to make the move to CUSA?
iI would want us to keep USB and let U MASS in for football only. Or a full invite for UMass. Inviting jmu hurts basketball. If cusa ever went to 16 or lost a team that sucks at basketball I would be fine with jmu but I want our league to at least try to maintain basketball credibility.


 

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