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CAA Announces Spring schedule format

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Will be 2 divisions- 6 team north and 6 team south. The makeup of the north and south teams hasn't been announced.

Each team will play:
-6 CAA games: the other 5 teams in division, + a home/home with a designated rival, in the 7 weeks between 3/6 and 4/17, with everyone getting a bye.
-2 OOC games allowed, scheduled in the 5 weeks between between 1/23 and 2/27
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The makeup of the north and south teams hasn't been announced. Its seems like the league wants to minimize travel. If that's the case, by geography, the makeup would be:
North: Villanova, SBU, Albany, UNH, URI, Maine
South: UD, Towson, JMU, UR, W&M, Elon

Since UD & VU are huge rivals, they might flip Towson with VU. Of course Towson would balk at having to play all north, and would make it really lopsided on paper in terms of the South being far superior to the North. Or UD and VU could simply play OOC. I'm sure UD wouldn't want to have to play VU twice home and home. :lol:
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BDKJMU wrote: Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:50 pm would make it really lopsided on paper in terms of the South being far superior to the North.
Hard to say. SB, Albany, Maine and UNH could all be better than UD, W&M, Richmond and Elon. Who knows?
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89Hen wrote: Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:44 pm
BDKJMU wrote: Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:50 pm would make it really lopsided on paper in terms of the South being far superior to the North.
Hard to say. SB, Albany, Maine and UNH could all be better than UD, W&M, Richmond and Elon. Who knows?
I agree on the hard to say & who knows.

-As far as Albany, I'll believe it when I see it that they are more than a one hit wonder. They get Undercuffler back at QB (was leading the the nation with 41 TD passes when they lost in the round of 16), and return the leading leading rusher in the CAA. But they lost their 2 stud WR (2300+ yds receiving), 3 starting OL (including a 1st team All CAA), their 1st team All CAA stud DE, and 3/4 of their starting secondary. And that was as of right after their playoff loss @ Mt State. So we'll see.

-SBU its hard to say.
-UNH hard to say- gets McDonnell back after missing last season to cancer.
-Maine hard to say- their HC is what, 31 now?
-URI will blow- they weren't good last yr, and lost their 3 best players to the NFL (WR 5th Rd, WR UDFA, OT UDFA).

Think for UD, Elon, W&M (think London will have them a playoff contender in the next year or 2), and UR, its hard to say.

Pre season, if no China Virus, the top 2 pics clearly would have been/were JMU & VU. But both lost a pair to P5 grad transfer.
-VU lost who was the #1 rated OC in I-AA per NFLDraftscout, AA Paul Grattan to UCLA, and maybe who would have been the best returning WR in the CAA Changa Hodge to VT (NFLDraftscout had him listed 6th I think among I-AA WR.
-JMU lost who was the #2 rated FS in I-AA per NFLDraftscout, and 2x AA punt returner D'Angelo Amos to UVA, and a 2 yr starting DT to UVA.

I was gonna have VU as my pick to win the CAA (they were slated to host JMU), but I think VU was hurt worse by their losses though. Both their losses were legit pro prospects, while only 1 of JMU's was (top 2 JMU pro prospects remain). VU also typically gets few if any transfers. JMU has picked up 6 I-A transfers (2 were starters (Duke WR, UMass S), 2 were 2 deep (UCF DT, UConn OC), 1 was a rFr (Minnesota DE), 1 is a Gr transfer TE from UNC (played 24 games last 2 seasons mostly ST) + have a 2019 All So-Con WR who had 1k+ yds receiving at VMI 2019.

I know TU lost 2-3, biggest being the CAA's other top returning WR, 2018 AA Shane Simpson, missed most of last yr, grad transfer to UVA. I'm sure there were a few other grad transfer defections around the CAA outside of JMU, VU and TU, but don't know who.

Also may not be as many transfers in as usual around the league due to I-AA not playing this fall. I believe last yr, with the transfer portal, it was pushing 3 doz (some teams had none, but some had 5-6). Haven't followed who else around the league got what in terms of transfers, something I would have looked at in the Spring/Summer.

If JMU, VU (and UD for that matter) end up in the South division, think that will be hands down better than the North. If VU ends up in the North, it won't be as clear cut.

-Will the northern teams have more practice issues in Jan/Feb/March? (A lot will depend on indoor facilities).
-Who will have more issues with the virus (testing, logistics, cases, etc)?

This whole thing will pretty much a crap shoot.
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And Towson announces they aren’t playing in the Winter/Spring, the only CAA school to do so as of now. WTF Towson?

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Not really. Now it eliminates the issue of UD in the south, and VU in the north.
6 schools in the south (including VU). Everyone plays the other 5, play one 2x.
5 schools in the north, everyone plays the other 4, play 2 2x.

Thereby eveyone has 6 CAA games (+ 2 OOC if they want), and there’s now (going by 400 miles) only 1 plane trip, VU/Elon, and since about 430 miles, that could even be bus..
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See ya Fall 2021
Why risk injury for the real season in a couple months down the road?

I have no idea why this decision was made.
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andy7171 wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:55 am See ya Fall 2021
Why risk injury for the real season in a couple months down the road?

I have no idea why this decision was made.
For 2020 seniors?

Other conferencea are starting 2020 8 game season all conference games in late Feb, ending 4/17. Most CAA teams will do 2 OOC in Feb, 6 CAA games 3/6-4/17 with a bye week. Playoffs start 4/24, Frisco 5/15.

2021 season games start early Sept. So for those who get injured playing winter/spring, it will be between 6 1/2 months and 3 1/2 months before the 2021 games start. So how many guys are going to get serious enough injuries by playing winter/spring where they will miss a good chunk or all of 2021? Maybe a couple guys per team? You don’t hold back 100 guys, or even the 50-60 that will see significant time on the field, including some seniors who won’t be back for the Fall 2021 and is their last chance to play, for a couple of guys who will get injuried seriously enough that they will miss a large chunk or all of 2021.
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I have no idea of why this decision was made.
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Feb. 20 MOREHEAD STATE Bridgeforth Stadium
Feb. 27 ROBERT MORRIS Bridgeforth Stadium
Mar. 6 at Elon * Elon, N.C.
Mar. 13 WILLIAM & MARY * Bridgeforth Stadium
Mar. 20 RICHMOND * Bridgeforth Stadium
Mar. 27 at William & Mary * Williamsburg, Va.
Apr. 3 at Richmond * Richmond, Va.
Apr. 10 ELON * Bridgeforth Stadium
Apr. 17 OPEN WEEK
https://jmusports.com/news/2020/10/27/j ... edule.aspx

Apparently for the CAA its 4 schools in the South, and 7 in the North. How retarded..
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Only conference schedule announced so far...

March 6– Maine
March 13– Stony Brook
March 20– at New Hampshire
March 27– at Rhode Island
April 3– Albany
April 17– at Villanova

Guessing they will play a couple teams from the CAA "south" or maybe DelSt if they're playing spring ball.
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89Hen wrote: Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:52 pm Only conference schedule announced so far...

March 6– Maine
March 13– Stony Brook
March 20– at New Hampshire
March 27– at Rhode Island
April 3– Albany
April 17– at Villanova

Guessing they will play a couple teams from the CAA "south" or maybe DelSt if they're playing spring ball.
Or Morgan State..Plenty of close bus trips to Delaware if the northeastern conferences (Ivy, Patriot, and NEC) play. Penn, Lehigh, Lafayette..or Monmouth..Heck, with limited crowds, get one of those schools as a winter road game in return for a home game or or 2 down the road..
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