I'm saying the FCS player pool has been reduced by 1637 players. There can't be any denying that. The FBS schools are not taking DII players, they are taking FCS players. In other words, if you eliminated those net +19 programs today, there would be 1637 players that would likely find homes at FCS schools. And 1637 FCS players that would be bumped down to DII, DIII, NAIA, and JUCO. And that doesn't count the FBS walk-ons, some of which eventually earn scholarships.Gil Dobie wrote:It isn't a 1 for 1 replacement of FCS scholarship players. I would assume being in FBS, means recruiting better players than you were at the FCS level. NDSU recruits better players, 1-63, than they did at the Division II level. Even getting better players, or maybe developing players better than the next door Minnesota Gophers. Grabbing players from under their shadow.CAA Flagship wrote: But that (20 - 1) equates to 1637 scholarship players in FBS instead of FCS.
(20 x 85) - 63 = 1637
So let's say that 50% of those 1637 players would be starters at the FCS level immediately. That's enough to field 37 full teams on offense and defense. Math: 1637 / 2 / 22 = 37
That's pretty significant.