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Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
« Reply #60 on: May 25, 2022, 12:50:15 AM »
The big difference in now and previously is that there are now members of the Board of Trustees who are supportive of a move. Not only that, but Ruffin wouldn’t be discussing it publicly if the administration was totally opposed to such a move!!! My take is that they have basically said to Ruffin that if you can raise the money, and generate all the resources to go forth with it, put your money where your mouth is and get the ball to rolling!!!
Pretty much confirms my feelings when they hired him all of a sudden just out of the blue. That Willie Slater was holding them back because he loved being the Big fish in the little pond so to speak. I'm sure they aren't just leaving it up to him to raise the money. Because this is no small endeavor.  You just can't throw a fish fry and get this done.
Naw, they have been mediocre since 2018.

The guy only has two losing season in 15 years. In that time won or shared about ten SIAC titles in a row and one national title. That's far from being even close to mediocre.
Tuskegee had back-to-back five wins seasons in 2018 & 2019. They won three games last season. Tuskegee has won 7 SIAC titles under him. Where did you get your info from?
I got it from the recorded archives. What's point are you attempting to make by highlighting back to back five win seasons?

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« Reply #61 on: May 25, 2022, 03:00:21 AM »
The big difference in now and previously is that there are now members of the Board of Trustees who are supportive of a move. Not only that, but Ruffin wouldn’t be discussing it publicly if the administration was totally opposed to such a move!!! My take is that they have basically said to Ruffin that if you can raise the money, and generate all the resources to go forth with it, put your money where your mouth is and get the ball to rolling!!!
Pretty much confirms my feelings when they hired him all of a sudden just out of the blue. That Willie Slater was holding them back because he loved being the Big fish in the little pond so to speak. I'm sure they aren't just leaving it up to him to raise the money. Because this is no small endeavor.  You just can't throw a fish fry and get this done.
Naw, they have been mediocre since 2018.

The guy only has two losing season in 15 years. In that time won or shared about ten SIAC titles in a row and one national title. That's far from being even close to mediocre.
Tuskegee had back-to-back five wins seasons in 2018 & 2019. They won three games last season. Tuskegee has won 7 SIAC titles under him. Where did you get your info from?
I got it from the recorded archives. What's point are you attempting to make by highlighting back to back five win seasons?
You got your info wrong. Slater's first year was in 2006. He won 7 SIAC titles. Hell, I don't know any team in the SIAC that won 10 straight conference titles. All I'm saying is they have been mediocre since 2018. Why do you think so many Tuskegee alums wanted him gone last year?
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Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
« Reply #62 on: May 25, 2022, 07:56:05 AM »
All I'm going to say, Tuskegee has always had the brain 🧠 power.  After 140 years of being in existence (one year younger than SU), it's way beyond the time for our most prestigious and private HBCUs to show off their talent on a much bigger stage and it's goes beyond football and sports.  Playing at the DI level will provide Tuskegee a chance to market itself to a much wider audience. Also, a few premier DI HBCU football schools owe their existence to Tuskegee, such as Grambling, which was founded by Charles P. Adams, a Tuskegee graduate. Although later on, it took a SU graduate (Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones aka Prez) to hire the Legendary Coach Eddie Robinson, Sr. who put Grambling on the map as the face of HBCU football. Prez Jones was also responsible for growing Grambling from an Industrial School for Negroes to Grambling College and now Grambling State University.  Prez Jones father (John Sebastian Jones aka Dean Jones) was one of SU's founders and the school's first dean. IMO, Tuskegee's legacy and history should be right up there with SU and Grambling when it comes football and sports in general. I would love to see Tuskegee a member institution of the SWAC whenever the conference decides to make that move as a FBS football conference.
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« Reply #63 on: May 25, 2022, 08:52:20 AM »
The big difference in now and previously is that there are now members of the Board of Trustees who are supportive of a move. Not only that, but Ruffin wouldn’t be discussing it publicly if the administration was totally opposed to such a move!!! My take is that they have basically said to Ruffin that if you can raise the money, and generate all the resources to go forth with it, put your money where your mouth is and get the ball to rolling!!!
Pretty much confirms my feelings when they hired him all of a sudden just out of the blue. That Willie Slater was holding them back because he loved being the Big fish in the little pond so to speak. I'm sure they aren't just leaving it up to him to raise the money. Because this is no small endeavor.  You just can't throw a fish fry and get this done.
Naw, they have been mediocre since 2018.

The guy only has two losing season in 15 years. In that time won or shared about ten SIAC titles in a row and one national title. That's far from being even close to mediocre.
Tuskegee had back-to-back five wins seasons in 2018 & 2019. They won three games last season. Tuskegee has won 7 SIAC titles under him. Where did you get your info from?
I got it from the recorded archives. What's point are you attempting to make by highlighting back to back five win seasons?
You got your info wrong. Slater's first year was in 2006. He won 7 SIAC titles. Hell, I don't know any team in the SIAC that won 10 straight conference titles. All I'm saying is they have been mediocre since 2018. Why do you think so many Tuskegee alums wanted him gone last year?
I clearly said about ten in a row.

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The guy only has two losing season in 15 years. In that time won or shared about ten SIAC titles in a row and one national title. That's far from being even close to mediocre.

As for the mediocre part, i guess we have different ideas of what that means. He had two seasons of .500 and one losing season, his second in his career. You were giving the impression as if he went five years in a row with a losing record below .500.

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« Reply #64 on: May 25, 2022, 10:48:12 AM »
If TU could go SWAC East with SC State or Albany it would make for a very interesting situation.  The furthest travel within the SWAC East would be 5.5hrs (Orangeburg, SC).  But we all know that until we see a few facility upgrades this is looking like wishful thinking.

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Yeah, I will believe this when they get some lights down in that hole and play some night games. It's rough playing at noon with that Macon County heat set on Hell!  :shrug::tiptoe:

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« Reply #65 on: May 25, 2022, 11:15:10 AM »



https://tud1explore.com/category/stadium-future/


Skegee if this is the goal or part of it, I ain't at all mad atcha.
Pass the blueprint on over to your maroon cuzzins on Westview Drive.  :blush:

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« Reply #66 on: May 25, 2022, 11:30:19 AM »
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« Reply #67 on: May 25, 2022, 11:36:12 AM »



https://tud1explore.com/category/stadium-future/


Skegee if this is the goal or part of it, I ain't at all mad atcha.
Pass the blueprint on over to your maroon cuzzins on Westview Drive.  :blush:
I haven't gotten any email from these guys in years. Let me go check my spam. Lol...

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« Reply #68 on: May 25, 2022, 11:42:21 AM »
Bluedog, this may be a year or 2 old, not sure. 
I know they have some kind of renovation construction, something going on over there at the stadium.
What exactly, time will tell.

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« Reply #69 on: May 25, 2022, 12:26:37 PM »



https://tud1explore.com/category/stadium-future/


Skegee if this is the goal or part of it, I ain't at all mad atcha.
Pass the blueprint on over to your maroon cuzzins on Westview Drive.  :blush:

Pretty sure that's a picture of Elon's stadium and they photoshopped it to duplicate the home side on the visitors side.

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« Reply #70 on: May 25, 2022, 12:51:32 PM »
Thats just a rendering of a possibility.

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« Reply #71 on: May 25, 2022, 12:54:33 PM »
Bluedog, this may be a year or 2 old, not sure. 
I know they have some kind of renovation construction, something going on over there at the stadium.
What exactly, time will tell.
If you're referring to the site and the pic. It was twelve years ago. That's when they launched the exploratory committee/group to look into moving up to D1 and when I got on their mailing list for updates and donations
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« Reply #72 on: May 25, 2022, 01:24:12 PM »
All I'm going to say, Tuskegee has always had the brain 🧠 power.  After 140 years of being in existence (one year younger than SU), it's way beyond the time for our most prestigious and private HBCUs to show off their talent on a much bigger stage and it's goes beyond football and sports.  Playing at the DI level will provide Tuskegee a chance to market itself to a much wider audience. Also, a few premier DI HBCU football schools owe their existence to Tuskegee, such as Grambling, which was founded by Charles P. Adams, a Tuskegee graduate. Although later on, it took a SU graduate (Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones aka Prez) to hire the Legendary Coach Eddie Robinson, Sr. who put Grambling on the map as the face of HBCU football. Prez Jones was also responsible for growing Grambling from an Industrial School for Negroes to Grambling College and now Grambling State University.  Prez Jones father (John Sebastian Jones aka Dean Jones) was one of SU's founders and the school's first dean. IMO, Tuskegee's legacy and history should be right up there with SU and Grambling when it comes football and sports in general. I would love to see Tuskegee a member institution of the SWAC whenever the conference decides to make that move as a FBS football conference.
Thanks JAG89 for the historical background and the kind compliments. It's gonna be quite interesting how this whole D1 agenda workout. Again wishing Mother Tuskegee only the best.

Yes, a Tuskegee graduate founded Grambling, a SU grad grew it and put it on the map. There are some who wondered why SU didn't hire Eddie Robinson as their head football coach, but at that time, Eddie wasn't the best HBCU coach in Louisiana.  Eddie was nowhere near as good as Coach Mumford, but unfortunately for us, Coach Mumford passed away before the start of the 1962 season. I've always wondered how different history would have been if Coach Mumford would have lived to coach at SU for another 20 to 30 years.

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« Reply #73 on: May 25, 2022, 01:34:03 PM »
Bluedog, this may be a year or 2 old, not sure. 
I know they have some kind of renovation construction, something going on over there at the stadium.
What exactly, time will tell.
If you're referring to the site and the pic. It was twelve years ago. That's when they launched the exploratory committee/group to look into moving up to D1 and when I got on their mailing list for updates and donations


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« Reply #74 on: May 25, 2022, 05:05:37 PM »
Why would Albany or SC State want to join the SWAC?
If they could why wouldn't they?

As far as Albany State is concerned it does nothing for us. We are not aligned with the SWAC schools, our footprint is State/Regional. We are already in a HBCU Conference, so what would joining the SWAC do for us. If we were to leave the SIAC, I would prefer it be to form an all Georgia D2 school conference. We are not D1 school, simple as that. Everything that glitters, ain't gold.
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