FCS Jacksonville University Discontinuing Football...



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Whole bunch of available transfers...


>>After conducting a data-driven analysis, the University announced it will no longer play football and will discontinue its Division I program, effective immediately. The University has participated in the non-scholarship Pioneer Football League since 1998.<<

>>"We took a comprehensive approach, examining how we invest across the entire department," said Ricker-Gilbert. "All options were on the table through this process and we made a commitment to hold off on any premature conclusions until we had a complete picture. Ultimately, one option stood out as the best path forward for Jacksonville Athletics as a whole. When you consider all that we commit to coaching, recruiting, advising, facilities, conditioning, nutrition, and academic counseling, it's clear the resources required to support our football program outweigh the benefits to the overall Athletics Department and the University."<<
 
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Jordan Todman was on that coaching staff. Hope he can get on somewhere else and continue his coaching career.
Yup...

Ian ShieldsHead Coach
Tom SimiAssociate HC / OL
Alan DarlinDC / LBs
Trent SteelmanOC /QBs / B-Backs
Steven SylvesterRBs / STC
Jake CopelandSafeties / Recruiting Coordinator
Wade GreenDL
Tony CarterCBs
Denard RobinstonOffensive Analyst / ST
Jordan TodmanDefensive Analyst / ST
Rylan WellsGraduate Assistant (WRs)
Griffin GarlandGraduate Assistant (OLBs)
Lofi TamaseseGraduate Assistant (OL)
Andrew BatesHead S&C
 
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Let the poaching begin...

Very young team too (just checked the roster)... Tough break for that program. a few those kids will probably still be able to play out the college careers elsewhere...
 
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21st Century Program. JU started playing football in 1998. A former "basketball school," Jacksonville was runner-up to John Wooden's UCLA team in the 1970 NCAA Tourney.
 

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This is smart. They play almost all road games, and their home games are played in front of about 900 people in a stadium that makes Trinity's look like the Big House
 

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FCS non scholarship? Leave no stone unturned i guess.
Non-scholarship and FCS. My son considered going to Valparaiso in that conference, but he wanted a chance at a football scholarship so we had to look elsewhere.
 
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scary that it has come to this. This is going to end with the snake eating itself - only time before this happens to G5s.
Probably correct. The NCAA allowed itself to be bullied into moving away from seeking open, competitive parity in exchange for more $$ from the P5. I don’t see any solution, but it’s effects are slowly being felt with a continuing decline in attendance and viewership. What will be left as a viewer base are P5 alumni and media deals are going to start collapsing with the same 10 teams vying for a national title. It is unsustainable, uninteresting. The only counterforce I see at work is the portal is creating an aftermarket for banked P5 talent that is fueling G5 schools. The AAC (smart programs) are taking advantage of that.
 
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