for what its worth, i do think you guys have objectively beaten us in the last 10 seasons. however, i will continue to post about us being the best long term conference dynasty outside d1 in HD history, unless you guys continue to beat us for another 10 seasons (or so) :)
you guys are also 1 a day, which makes it a lot slower to have the length (in terms of seasons) of greatness that we've had, so its not exactly a fair measure. and its also been said (by a GSC coach) that being 1 a day makes it harder to be consistently excellent for the reasons of, keeping a coach for a year or two is probably about equally difficult in 1/day and 2/day worlds, but thats a LOT more seasons for us. but on the same token, you probably have less coaches outside the GSC who have coached their team for say, 10 seasons, and i think it takes coaches at least 1 cycle (4 seasons), and often 2, to really get their program all the way established (its true, a good coach only needs 2 to turn a program around, but that doesnt mean they are at their peak). so im honestly not sure how those things all weigh in.
i have been meaning to run the dynasty list stuff for a long time, although i wish i did it like a week ago, before you guys had your best season ever :) there was a different GLV somewhere who had an insane single season, they still were ahead of us in single season when we owned (destroyed it really) in the 5, 10, 20, and 30 year lists. i think the last time i ran those, we had bigger margins in the list than the top conferences in any other divisions, which is why i continue to call the GLV the best non ACC allen (well, i say non d1, its hard to compare) conference dynasty ever, in the long term sense of the word dynasty. i only ever created 5 season lists so newer coaches could participate, i never felt that meant dynasty, and honestly i always leaned towards the 20 season list, not 10 season list, to determine "best dynasty ever". but "best run ever", i would go with 10 seasons, because that seems more fitting for a "run", which does not necessarily constitute a "dynasty". but anyway, i guess where i was going is, im curious if your single season takes the top spot on the list, now. also, id like to make sure the GLV is at least #2, because if not, its time to raise the battle standards and hit the sitemails to start recruiting some coaches to our cause!
im also curious, you guys have an INSANE group of coaches there. we used to have a lot higher pedigree among our coaches, you really are not competing with us at our prime (we have sent more teams to the NT, but thats partially because of an increased scheduling focus on making the NT - but in terms of dominance at the high end, we are really a lot weaker than we had been - largely, i think, because i was SO out of it for so long there - you know i only made 1 NT in 4 years, at my low? it was bad, so bad, i dropped my dream school UK and all others (except siue), so that i could try to rekindle some passion, and get my team back to respectability. plus i felt bad for not helping the conference at all. and i think i wore off on some of our other top coaches/programs, especially one i mentored from struggling to make the NT to winning 3 titles, he really doesnt seem into it like he was when i was pushing him towards greatness all the time). wow, i am really bad tonight - TERRIBLE actually, in my digressions. in my defense, i had a back procedure, a minor one, and my back was KILLING me earlier today, so i had to take a couple extra pain pills, and then a nap, but im really out of it. whoops, there i go again. anyway, how many coaches do you guys have with multiple championships? at our prime, i think we had 10, but last season, we were down to like 5 or something =( although with tianyi and zbrent joining us, thats 2 more! very exciting.