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Re: The Official LU to FBS Independent Megathread

Posted: October 5th, 2019, 9:40 am
by rogers3
oldflame wrote: October 5th, 2019, 9:10 am I am going to make another post concerning the Vines/new arena discussion in the appropriate forum. The term :offtopic somehow doesn't seem adequate to describe where this has gone here.
Well, since we have people discussing the desirability of our programs based on basketball facilities (scroll back of you have forgotten) it does fit here.

Re: The Official LU to FBS Independent Megathread

Posted: October 5th, 2019, 10:24 am
by oldflame
rogers3 wrote: October 5th, 2019, 9:40 am
oldflame wrote: October 5th, 2019, 9:10 am I am going to make another post concerning the Vines/new arena discussion in the appropriate forum. The term :offtopic somehow doesn't seem adequate to describe where this has gone here.
Well, since we have people discussing the desirability of our programs based on basketball facilities (scroll back of you have forgotten) it does fit here.
Maybe to start, but it has gone on and on and gotten really basketball-specific. I made another post in the "New Arena" thread in the basketball forum. Trigger warning. I don't think you will like it. :lol:

Re: The Official LU to FBS Independent Megathread

Posted: October 6th, 2019, 5:52 pm
by LU 57
ESPN bowl projections:

https://www.espn.com/college-football/s ... ons-week-6

LU not listed :BS

Re: The Official LU to FBS Independent Megathread

Posted: October 6th, 2019, 10:53 pm
by rtb72
LU 57 wrote: October 6th, 2019, 5:52 pm ESPN bowl projections:

https://www.espn.com/college-football/s ... ons-week-6

LU not listed :BS
Interesting they both predicted Coastal for the Arizona Bowl.

Re: The Official LU to FBS Independent Megathread

Posted: October 7th, 2019, 1:30 pm
by rogers3
Other than Coastal, who I think we would take, are their less deserving teams on the list? Didn't see too many SunBelt teams there...

Re: The Official LU to FBS Independent Megathread

Posted: October 7th, 2019, 1:41 pm
by amar0819
Funny Liberty is not listed here but in another ESPN article have a 98% chance to make a bowl game :dontgetit

Re: The Official LU to FBS Independent Megathread

Posted: October 7th, 2019, 1:48 pm
by rogers3
amar0819 wrote: October 7th, 2019, 1:41 pm Funny Liberty is not listed here but in another ESPN article have a 98% chance to make a bowl game :dontgetit
When I read it, I thought there might be something fishy with Coastal on there. They are certainly not the 2nd best team in the Sunbelt- currently tied for third based on OOC record, but they were predicted to be in the middle of the pack at the beginning of the season and they have some tough games over the next two months .

Re: The Official LU to FBS Independent Megathread

Posted: October 9th, 2019, 12:20 pm
by sstaedtler
Just a question. In 2020, Liberty plays North Carolina A@T and Western Carolina. Are those both FCS schools? By playing 2, Liberty really hurts their chance at a 2020 bowl game since only 1 counts towards the mandatory six wins.

Re: The Official LU to FBS Independent Megathread

Posted: October 9th, 2019, 1:12 pm
by cruzan_flame13
That could possibly change since UCONN will be independent by that season.

Re: The Official LU to FBS Independent Megathread

Posted: October 9th, 2019, 2:03 pm
by flamehunter
sstaedtler wrote: October 9th, 2019, 12:20 pm Just a question. In 2020, Liberty plays North Carolina A@T and Western Carolina. Are those both FCS schools? By playing 2, Liberty really hurts their chance at a 2020 bowl game since only 1 counts towards the mandatory six wins.
Yep, just like this season with Hampton and Maine.

Re: The Official LU to FBS Independent Megathread

Posted: October 9th, 2019, 3:09 pm
by chris leedlelee
Hopefully, we can get UConn on the schedule as a replacement for one of those FCS teams. Having a UConn/LU partnership would be beneficial for both schools, and be another FBS win that is within reach.

Re: The Official LU to FBS Independent Megathread

Posted: October 12th, 2019, 9:59 am
by sstaedtler
Was just thinking about scheduling and how Liberty has such a geography advantage over many teams, especially out West. Look how many big name teams are within a few hours of Liberty. (These times are approximate)

Virginia Tech 1 hour
Virginia 1 hour, 13 minutes
North Carolina 1 hour, 53 minutes
Duke 2 hours, 6 minutes
Wake Forest 2 hours, 25 minutes
NC State, 2 hours 28 minutes
Maryland 3 hours, 24 minutes
Old Dominion 3 hours, 27 minutes
Appalachian State 3 hours, 39 minutes
East Carolina 3 hours, 46 minutes
Clemson 4 hours, 27 minutes
South Carolina 4 hours, 30 minutes
Marshall 4 hours, 42 minutes
Tennessee, 4 hours, 45 minutes
West Virginia 4 hours, 48 minutes

If you want to between 6 and 7 hours, you could add Vanderbilt and Kentucky. But that is a lot of scheduling options that work well with geography.

Re: The Official LU to FBS Independent Megathread

Posted: October 12th, 2019, 10:05 am
by Purple Haize
Yeah I get your point. But driving to Blacksburg every week you can count on about 2 hours to Blacksburg. You’ll get there sooner but plan for it

Re: The Official LU to FBS Independent Megathread

Posted: October 12th, 2019, 2:28 pm
by Liberty22
So I am firmly happy with independent. I’d be perfectly happy with remaining that way. I NEVER want to see us in Sun Belt, MAC, even CUSA. Outside of the obvious (SEC, ACC, Big 10, Pac 12) which we have no shot in our lifetime of being part of under current alignment. The only conference I would want our leadership to consider or pursue is Big 12. It’s a P5 with great competition. It’s unlikely but has some factors to consider. There are 2 private “Christian” schools already in membership. It has an odd number of teams. Really to me that’s the only potential I would want to see. American is okay and I could probably get on board with it but I really don’t want to. Just some thoughts I have had on this Bye Week Saturday.

Re: The Official LU to FBS Independent Megathread

Posted: October 12th, 2019, 7:34 pm
by ballcoach15
For the ODU faithful, they lost to Marshall 31-17 today

Re: The Official LU to FBS Independent Megathread

Posted: October 12th, 2019, 8:41 pm
by alabama24
sstaedtler wrote: October 12th, 2019, 9:59 am Look how many big name teams are within a few hours of Liberty.
From your list? Exactly 1.5 :lol:

EDIT: Within a few hours? Exactly none.

Re: The Official LU to FBS Independent Megathread

Posted: October 12th, 2019, 9:04 pm
by ballcoach15
Some of those teams are not big name teams. No more than 4, at best.

Re: The Official LU to FBS Independent Megathread

Posted: October 12th, 2019, 9:11 pm
by alabama24
ballcoach15 wrote: October 12th, 2019, 9:04 pm Some of those teams are not big name teams. No more than 4, at best.
Surely you exaggerate. There is not four.

Re: The Official LU to FBS Independent Megathread

Posted: October 12th, 2019, 10:42 pm
by ballcoach15
alabama24 wrote: October 12th, 2019, 9:11 pm
ballcoach15 wrote: October 12th, 2019, 9:04 pm Some of those teams are not big name teams. No more than 4, at best.
Surely you exaggerate. There is not four.
I gave 1 team the benefit of the doubt.

Re: The Official LU to FBS Independent Megathread

Posted: October 13th, 2019, 12:07 am
by sstaedtler
alabama24 wrote: October 12th, 2019, 9:11 pm
ballcoach15 wrote: October 12th, 2019, 9:04 pm Some of those teams are not big name teams. No more than 4, at best.
Surely you exaggerate. There is not four.
I shouldn't have use the term big-name teams. What I should have said is power 5 conference teams. Virginia, Virginia Tech, Duke, North Carolina, South Carolina, Clemson. Tennessee, NC State, Maryland, West Virginia.....all within reasonable driving distance.

Re: The Official LU to FBS Independent Megathread

Posted: October 13th, 2019, 8:18 am
by alabama24
Ok. I’ll give you a pass.

Re: The Official LU to FBS Independent Megathread

Posted: October 13th, 2019, 9:06 am
by JK37
“Reasonable”? Ok, but that’s relative.

I don’t know how you’re getting from Lynchburg to Morgantown in 4:48. Even when I hammered-down, the fastest I ever did it was about 5:15. And doing it like that, you’re gonna pay for it in Summerville.

Re: The Official LU to FBS Independent Megathread

Posted: October 13th, 2019, 10:11 am
by Purple Haize
JK37 wrote: October 13th, 2019, 9:06 am “Reasonable”? Ok, but that’s relative.

I don’t know how you’re getting from Lynchburg to Morgantown in 4:48. Even when I hammered-down, the fastest I ever did it was about 5:15. And doing it like that, you’re gonna pay for it in Summerville.
Yeah, that’s certainly hammer down. Also not taking into account a stop at Bambi Lea’s in Berkley Springs!

Re: The Official LU to FBS Independent Megathread

Posted: October 13th, 2019, 11:43 am
by JK37
Purple Haize wrote: October 13th, 2019, 10:11 am
JK37 wrote: October 13th, 2019, 9:06 am “Reasonable”? Ok, but that’s relative.

I don’t know how you’re getting from Lynchburg to Morgantown in 4:48. Even when I hammered-down, the fastest I ever did it was about 5:15. And doing it like that, you’re gonna pay for it in Summerville.
Yeah, that’s certainly hammer down. Also not taking into account a stop at Bambi Lea’s in Berkley Springs!
How could I have forgotten that?!

I google-mapped it, and the 4:48 route crosses the mountains further north, then going through eastern panhandle and over 68 through Preston County. I’ve don’t that a few times. BEAUTIFUL! But never that fast. And the windiest roads you could imagine.

Re: The Official LU to FBS Independent Megathread

Posted: October 13th, 2019, 3:02 pm
by Purple Haize
JK37 wrote: October 13th, 2019, 11:43 am
Purple Haize wrote: October 13th, 2019, 10:11 am
JK37 wrote: October 13th, 2019, 9:06 am “Reasonable”? Ok, but that’s relative.

I don’t know how you’re getting from Lynchburg to Morgantown in 4:48. Even when I hammered-down, the fastest I ever did it was about 5:15. And doing it like that, you’re gonna pay for it in Summerville.
Yeah, that’s certainly hammer down. Also not taking into account a stop at Bambi Lea’s in Berkley Springs!
How could I have forgotten that?!

I google-mapped it, and the 4:48 route crosses the mountains further north, then going through eastern panhandle and over 68 through Preston County. I’ve don’t that a few times. BEAUTIFUL! But never that fast. And the windiest roads you could imagine.
Yeah I always take 81 then cut over 522 thru Bekley Springs. Pick up 68 and into Morgantown. Best route to go by far. It’s a solid 5 to 5:30.