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Lordofwrath88
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SEC Soccer

WHAT IF SCENARIO: New SEC Network results in a loads of money for the schools and a power grab for network time. Schools add new programs, a women's sport (don't care, lacrosse, rowing, whatever) and Men's Soccer.....

How would the SEC would do with the sport? Yes we're a football powerhouse, but we've taken over some sports. Sports we can go toe to toe with any conference are baseball, gymnastics, track, swimming, w basketball and it took us pretty much no time to make noise in softball (SEC softball started in '97).....

How long would it take the conference to become a national contender? Would we EVER become contenders against the likes of Akron, the ACC or the California schools? Which schools are in position to be the best or quickest to embrace it? Would the higher budget schools go after serious coaching hires or just phone it in? Would the built in SEC rivalries be a boost?
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WarSlamEagle
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Well, USCe and UK would get an early advantage, that's for sure.


theOG
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didn't expect to ever have to see an SEC circle jerk on this board.


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Lordofwrath88
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would they be able to captialize and maintain it? or would the budgets of huge schools like Alabama, Florida, LSU, Georgia and Tennessee catch up. I think SC and UK, with both longer traditions and just being better early would be enough that ONE of them would maintain their dominance AND the addition of a native conference would elevate them nationally


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TN Bhoy
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How long would it take the conference to become a national contender?



Hopefully never.

College soccer in its present form = bad for the US


Lordofwrath88
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College soccer in its present form = bad for the US


Kinda not what the thread is about... but ok whatever... in this scenario, the season in lengthened, subs limited to 3, stoppage time included and whatever other modification occur to make you happy. I just wanted to know others opinions on the viability of SEC Men's Soccer as a conference wide sport.


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rockchlkjayhku11
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re: SEC Soccer
im not gonna address the viability of this shite but it would be awesome. georgia and florida would presumably wreck shite. ive got about 10 transfers to uga lined up if it happens


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pvilleguru
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Collegesoccer in its present form = bad for the US

It is impossible for college soccer to have a negative effect on the USMNT.


pvilleguru
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I think the SEC would begin to compete within a few years. There's a lot of talent that goes to waste just because few schools have teams in the southeast. And who wouldn't want to come to a place where you could play year round. We'll just have to hire good coaches.


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theOG
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WHAT IF SCENARIO: New Big 12 Network results in a loads of money for the schools and a power grab for network time. Schools add new programs, a women's sport (don't care, lacrosse, rowing, whatever) and Men's Soccer.....

How would the Big 12 do with the sport? Yes we're a football powerhouse, but we've taken over some sports. Sports we can go toe to toe with any conference are baseball, gymnastics, track, swimming, w basketball and softball

How long would it take the conference to become a national contender? Would we EVER become contenders against the likes of Akron, the ACC or the California schools? Which schools are in position to be the best or quickest to embrace it? Would the higher budget schools go after serious coaching hires or just phone it in? Would the built in SEC rivalries be a boost?


Lordofwrath88
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not sure how the SEC rivalries would help the Big 12 but I see what you're getting at.

Texas and Oklahoma I could see being big boys very quickly if the instituted programs.


theOG
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especially texas. they would make a wonderful feeder program into the mexican national team.


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StraightCashHomey21
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re: SEC Soccer
WVU would wreck shop in a Big 12 league


fightingtigers98
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re: SEC Soccer
LSU would be successful with soccer because of the high school programs in state. I don't know why the SEC hasn't started a soccer program


StraightCashHomey21
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compared to places like cali and in the north east or acc country not really


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wm72
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I don't know why the SEC hasn't started a soccer program


I'd guess that it has a lot to do with scholarship quotas. I do imagine there will be push for a change with the growing popularity but things like the current lawsuit against the NCAA (which has some chance of depleting the huge surplus of AD budgets) may deter that?


I do agree though that the development of top younger US players is a bit at odds with increasing the prestige of college soccer.

It would still be fun for students. I wish UCSD would have had a top flight program when I was in school but I did go to some San Diego matches and the atmosphere was pretty cool.




bluebarracuda
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re: SEC Soccer
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It is impossible for college soccer to have a negative effect on the USMNT.


This is true.

The top players in the nation should be playing with clubs overseas or in the MLS, not colleges.


WarSlamEagle
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I'd guess that it has a lot to do with scholarship quotas.

That's the bulk of the issue.


cwil177
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re: SEC Soccer
TL;DR: Title IX killed soccer and wrestling in the SEC.


Bho
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re: SEC Soccer
We would beast on you little newb bitches.

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