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VTHokie2000

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Are there really any "relevant FBS programs" in NY and MA?


At one time the nation may have seen Syracuse as a relevant program when Jim Brown and Ernie Davis played football and then when Donovan McNabb played. However, those may have been fleeting moments or blinks of the eye since the school was not able to maintain the spotlight once those players left school compared to the men's basketball team.

WRT BC, the only time the nation showed any interest in BC may be during the 1940 season (BC's only claimed national championship), on November 23, 1984 (aka "Hail Flutie") and the "Matty Ice" years.

I am not suggesting Syracuse or BC are bad program. In terms of their overall history, I would say both are pretty solid programs. However, it doesn't mean they will be able to maintain the level of national interest as Miami, Notre Dame, or USC. If the ACC ever wants to have a truly monopoly on the East Coast (assuming Penn State was a member of the ACC), then majority of the fans in NY and MA must be fans of Syracuse and BC instead of a school in another state.

(In response to this post by HOO86)

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 2:31PM



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Delaney on expansion -- goldendomer 07/29/2017 1:17PM
  Delaney has cramps. ** -- lawhokie 07/31/2017 3:06PM
  It would give the ACC a monopoly on the East Coast -- lawhokie 07/31/2017 3:15PM
  The ratings for their games are available. -- HOO86 08/01/2017 3:19PM
  There are many reasons the B1G chose UMD and Ruts -- lawhokie 07/31/2017 9:05PM
  UConn is virtually the same thing. -- HOO86 07/31/2017 9:47PM
  The ACC isn't hung up on AAU, but Virginia Tech is -- lawhokie 08/01/2017 09:28AM
  Re: UConn is virtually the same thing. -- bystander 08/01/2017 09:23AM
  Football history from when? Last 15 years. -- HOO86 08/01/2017 11:53AM
  I can't agree with that logic -- lawhokie 08/01/2017 2:37PM
  Re: Football history from when? Last 15 years. -- bystander 08/01/2017 1:37PM
  Re: I -- bystander 07/31/2017 4:13PM
  I'd take 2 large state flagship universities with... -- Old Line Hokie 07/31/2017 11:22AM
  Maryland enjoys those paychecks too much ** -- Hamburger 07/31/2017 05:57AM
  Yeah, watch out for those black helicopters ** -- VictoryTurkey 07/30/2017 2:30PM
  Larger = more difficult to manage -- nebraskafaninwi 07/29/2017 3:43PM
  Read between the lines notre dame triggered it -- Mercury 07/29/2017 2:59PM
  Adding MD and Rutts accomplished what the BiG -- 133193Hokie 07/30/2017 09:07AM
  Then Delany should say that. -- HOO86 07/30/2017 10:33AM
  Re: Then Delany should say that. -- bystander 07/31/2017 09:42AM
  How many ACC fans wouldn't boo Swofford? ** -- reestuart 07/30/2017 5:34PM
  I would - he is the worst P5 commish and has mishandled -- 133193Hokie 07/30/2017 6:57PM
  UNC probably wouldn't. Most would. ** -- reestuart 07/30/2017 6:26PM
  I haven't seen any reports of it. -- HOO86 07/30/2017 6:32PM
  Please. When over 2/3 of students in the -- RTFC 08/01/2017 11:43AM
  Quote from the Bylaws -- RTFC 08/01/2017 12:55PM
  Except he was AD when they were first set up. -- Atlee Hokie 07/30/2017 10:10PM
  We shall see soon. ** -- RJHokie 07/30/2017 6:31PM
  He didn't, but he should have. ** -- RJHokie 07/29/2017 6:10PM
  I get the sleeping part : ) ** -- daveinop 07/31/2017 08:43AM
  Virginia Tech @ Byrd 2009 -- Maroon Baboon 07/29/2017 11:29PM
  A game vs Wake Forest drew better than Mich St -- mrcaniac 07/30/2017 1:55PM
  LOL ** -- IB4TECH 07/29/2017 6:19PM
  Lol -- nebraskafaninwi 07/29/2017 4:06PM

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