Talk:Georgia Southern Eagles football
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I've got a couple of questions regarding the table for anyone who reads this. First, is there some way to either get rid of the border around it or shorten it? Secondly, should coaches prior to Erk Russell be included in the table? I ask this because those coaches were involved when Georgia Southern University was Georgia Teachers College and the team was the Professors. Perhaps something in the existing paragraph or in a history section should be added describing the difference? Reb 15:43, 15 October 2007 (UTC)
- I think that the coaches should be included because it was still the same institution just a different name. UTEP still counts its national championship in basketball when it was Texas Western University. Even Erk won all of his games at Georgia Southern College not Georgia Southern University. I added a history to demonstrate the difference. --Eaglefan7385 (talk) 00:13, 14 January 2008 (UTC)
- Thanks for adding that history, Eaglefan. I think it will go a long way to explaining things better. As for making the coaches, I can see what you're saying. However, Georgia Southern College/University is, at least in my mind, slightly different from the A&M and the Teacher's College due to the fact that the Eagles as a team were under the same named school and sports team. Am I making any sense? Reb (talk) 01:00, 14 January 2008 (UTC)
I see what you are saying they are slightly different but the nature of schools change all the time. The small 4 year Georgia Southern College my dad attended is totally different from Research Georgia Southern University that exist today. And the school in 20 years will probably be even more different than the school today. It's still the same school. Harvard University was started as a seminary to train preachers however despite these changes they still recognize all of their history from the beginning. The University of Georgia was started as a small school named Franklin College. App. State was named Watauga Academy, Appalachian Training School for Teachers, Appalachian State Normal School, and Appalachian State Teachers College it still traces its history to the beginning. Georgia Southern University despite the changes over the year still is the same institution as we trace our founding back to 1906. I think the history of the football team should reflect any intercollegiate teams fielded by the institution. Remember Erk was brought in to "revive" or "bring back" football to the school not start it. The baseball team still recognizes its NAIA National Championship as the Georgia Techers Colleges Professors. As far as the mascot name, school change mascot names all the time and it does not effect their records kept. Syracuse just changes from the Orangemen to the Orange. West Georgia went from the Braves to Gray Wolves. UL-Monroe just went from Indians to Warhawks. and Hawaii changed recently from the Rainbows to the warriors. The name change should not matter as long as the school is the same. That my opinion on it. Take care --Eaglefan7385 (talk) 18:47, 14 January 2008 (UTC)
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