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Time for all of us to step up - Take Lamar to the next level!


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The snubs for postseason play in Men's Basketball and Baseball reinforce that Lamar and other the power players of the Southland need to start throwing their weight around and start trimming the fat.

We have a lot of dead weight in the conference that doesn't care about their Athletic Department as a whole. 
- Thinking 1000 fans + tickets for basketball = a good turnout
- Football crowds that a lot of 4A high schools would be ashamed of
- Facilities that are multiple tiers below the top of the conference 

We've achieved Step-1: Creating the Assistant AD for Corporate Sponsorships position. Let's hope some partnerships develop that can open up more opportunities for student-athletes. 


Step 2, though, is tougher: Showing up to make Provost-Umphrey, Neches FCU, Vincent-Beck, and the other facilities a HCA that no one wants to deal with.

We have good coaches. We can draw some great talent. All we're missing are the results.
Winning the Commissioner's Cup shows we can get to that next level- the place that Texas was in the Big 12 last year. We don't have to have a $200M budget like they did; we just have to be a tier above everyone in the Southland... for now.

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Lamar left the SLC twice trying to move above the "dead weight" only to see them flop and move back to the SLC.  Long time Lamar fans have been disappointed by the Lamar athletic department for decades so I don't blame them for not showing up for events.  Schools like Nicholls and McNeese seem to be consistently better with smaller budgets than Lamar.  McNeese has taken the lead in rebuilding the conference.  We'll see if Lamar can actually get to the top and consistently stay there.

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29 minutes ago, coachacola said:

Lamar left the SLC twice trying to move above the "dead weight" only to see them flop and move back to the SLC.  Long time Lamar fans have been disappointed by the Lamar athletic department for decades so I don't blame them for not showing up for events.  Schools like Nicholls and McNeese seem to be consistently better with smaller budgets than Lamar.  McNeese has taken the lead in rebuilding the conference.  We'll see if Lamar can actually get to the top and consistently stay there.

They are at the top. If you win the Commissioner's Cup, you're at the top. 
I think O'Malley's leadership is different. He has bigger plans but isn't going to go for hollow moves like the WAC departure where there were grand pronouncements to create an 11th FBS conference, but not actual plans.

I trust his plans and that he's not going to vastly expand the budget w/o it being able to pay off.

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