I thought I was starting a message thread not a blog.
The hazards of late night on line activity.
I guess it's easy getting in on the ground floor when you're talking about USA football.
I'm excited about this season though. The level of competition is ramping up. Don't laugh, we've actually heard of some of these schools, right?
I know, I know, there aren't any Bowl Subdivision teams on the schedule yet, but this years schedule will be a challenge.
Some of these guys do play some tough games. Most notably:
UC Davis vs. California
Nicholls State vs San Diego State
and, last but not least,
Georgia State vs. Alabama -What were they thinking? They've only had a team for a few years and are only planning on being a member of the Colonial Athletic Association, a Division 1 conference. On the other hand, it makes a lot of sense. Bill Curry is the head coach and when they play in November, it will be a warm up for the Iron Bowl.
Georgia State has other ties to South Alabama. Once upon a time, they were both in the Sun Belt conference. Georgia State's football developement began like South's, with a club team. In 2002 they played their first club game, at South Alabama. They lost 9-8 in sloppy conditions in Mobile, then avenged the loss later that year in Atlanta. They now play in the Georgia Dome. A great venue in a great city, good excuse for a road trip if we start playing a home and home series.