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Charlotte & App Announce Games for 2018 & 2019

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This could turn into a nice little rivalry. Would be nice to see both schools in the Conference USA at some point.

 

It'll be interesting to watch App in FBS this year and what do you know, our FBS legacy begins in Ann Arbor !

 

Glad I went to App when it was still in the Southern Conference and FCS, fun times being in school during those 3 straight titles. And I was always skeptical of the inevitable, jumping to the FBS, that's a big move for Boone and it's in a way sad to see how the school and town has changed because of the football team's success. I know it sounds crazy, but if you went to school or lived there you would understand. But at this point, I just have to embrace the whole thing and honestly I'm pretty excited. Not only for the football team, but for basketball as well. I like our new coach, from Davidson, who knows they could put together a decent little program up there. I will miss winning National Championships though : ) 

 

GO APPS!!!!! fugya!

Even if we don't end up in the same conference eventually, I do hope we can have a yearly game or at least a game every other year.

 

I doubt you guys will want to keep playing WCU every year for that jug now that you are FBS, so you could use a new in-state rivalry game...and I doubt any other FBS schools in the state would be willing to play you every year.

 

Rejuvenating a rivalry with Marshall could also be a fun thing for your alums.

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He won't be around that long, but Charlotte is getting a great QB. Riley Ferguson is transferring from UT to Charlotte. Lots of ppl say he's the most talented guy Tennessee has, but he just doesn't like having to compete for the job.

I hate to see him go, but he will excel in Charlotte.

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He won't be around that long, but Charlotte is getting a great QB. Riley Ferguson is transferring from UT to Charlotte. Lots of ppl say he's the most talented guy Tennessee has, but he just doesn't like having to compete for the job.

I hate to see him go, but he will excel in Charlotte.

Has it been confirmed yet? All I've seen is speculation.

 

We also got Uriah Lemay from Georgia last week. Two big pick ups for our program.

 

We have some good talent stock piled at WR and QB (if Ferguson actually comes here). Our WR corps is filled with 3 star recruits and a few guys that showed a lot of skill last year and now we have two young three star QB's (again, assuming Ferguson comes here) that had good offer lists.

 

We are still weak on the D line though and I'm afraid teams are going to abuse us at the LOS next year when we move up to FBS. If we can get that fixed, we may not embarrass ourselves our first year playing (sorta) big boy football.

 

If Ferguson comes here, I hope he doesn't think he'll just be handed the job. We signed a kid this year named Brooks Barden who was a three star QB with some nice offers. He was the leading passer in AAA football in Georgia. Smart kid and a hard worker. He actually enrolled early this spring. I'm not counting him out. Ferguson will have to earn it.

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do you think they will be able to sell out the stadium when App comes to town? 

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Has it been confirmed yet? All I've seen is speculation.

 

We also got Uriah Lemay from Georgia last week. Two big pick ups for our program.

 

We have some good talent stock piled at WR and QB (if Ferguson actually comes here). Our WR corps is filled with 3 star recruits and a few guys that showed a lot of skill last year and now we have two young three star QB's (again, assuming Ferguson comes here) that had good offer lists.

 

We are still weak on the D line though and I'm afraid teams are going to abuse us at the LOS next year when we move up to FBS. If we can get that fixed, we may not embarrass ourselves our first year playing (sorta) big boy football.

 

If Ferguson comes here, I hope he doesn't think he'll just be handed the job. We signed a kid this year named Brooks Barden who was a three star QB with some nice offers. He was the leading passer in AAA football in Georgia. Smart kid and a hard worker. He actually enrolled early this spring. I'm not counting him out. Ferguson will have to earn it.

 

 

Riley hasn't enjoyed his time at Tennessee and that's why he is leaving. He wasn't recruited by current staff more by Derek Dooley and the previous staff. He did commit to Jones staff but he has regretted it from day 1. 

 

He won't officially or privately confirm what he is doing. His brother plays wr at Charlotte and close friend Uriah is coming back to Charlotte to play. Both Uriah and Riley have to sit out next yr and will lose a yr of eligibility. Riley wouldn't say much when I spoke with him but his dad and Uriah both said he was definitely leaning towards coming back home and playing for Charlotte.    

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Good news for Charlotte fans then.

 

I'm perfectly content being the landing spot for talented local kids transferring back home when the big programs didn't work out. Can build a good program that way. Obviously not going to compete for national championships with SEC/ACC castoffs, but CUSA championships, yes.

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Its important to keep building pipelines with the powerhouse high schools. With them coming back it continues to strengthen the Butler pipeline. If Charlotte can control some of the Butler, Mallard Creek, Independence, Rocky River and West Meck kids that is a strong start for controlling Charlotte talent. We have our hands in Cartersville a very solid school in Georgia. 

 

When talking to recruits they love the facilities and coaches. One constant that stands out is O-line coach and recruiting coordinator Phil Ratliff. Players love him as a person and his football background. He is a key to the success of Charlotte recruiting. 

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Its important to keep building pipelines with the powerhouse high schools. With them coming back it continues to strengthen the Butler pipeline. If Charlotte can control some of the Butler, Mallard Creek, Independence, Rocky River and West Meck kids that is a strong start for controlling Charlotte talent. We have our hands in Cartersville a very solid school in Georgia. 

 

When talking to recruits they love the facilities and coaches. One constant that stands out is O-line coach and recruiting coordinator Phil Ratliff. Players love him as a person and his football background. He is a key to the success of Charlotte recruiting. 

Blitch's dad told me they're expanding the stadium after this season. You heard anything about that?

 

He broke the news to us about the UK game next year (which still hasn't been formally announced, but was confirmed by someone in the AD), so I know he knows some things that aren't public knowledge.

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Blitch's dad told me they're expanding the stadium after this season. You heard anything about that?

 

He broke the news to us about the UK game next year (which still hasn't been formally announced, but was confirmed by someone in the AD), so I know he knows some things that aren't public knowledge.

 

 

Some talks on the stadium about lights going up and expanding. I haven't talked with anyone about that recently but I can go find out. Will take a few days since I'm out of town right now, but I'll find out what the plans are for the stadium. 

 

Yeah, a lot of info stays inside the program but players and parents will know most of it just from being around. 

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Some talks on the stadium about lights going up and expanding. I haven't talked with anyone about that recently but I can go find out. Will take a few days since I'm out of town right now, but I'll find out what the plans are for the stadium. 

 

Yeah, a lot of info stays inside the program but players and parents will know most of it just from being around. 

Appreciate it.

 

Basically what Blitch's dad said was they delayed the lights a year (they were originally supposed to go up this spring/summer) because the lights were designed to be added when the stadium was expanded. Apparently doing both at the same time is a cost saving move. Hoping they're right and I'm hoping they add onto both sides at the same time. I don't want a horrible lopsided stadium like JMU has.

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