If you think all FCS schools dream of one day playing “real football” in the FBS, think again. After leading the North Dakota State Bison to a surprising win over the Kansas State Wildcats, head coach Craig Bohl talked with USA Today Sports about the quality of play and opponents within the FCS ranks.
I think all the FCS head coaches and programs, we believe we play real quality football. And there’s somewhat of a movement or thought that college football needs to be more exclusive, with these hard-line divisions. We as FCS coaches, we don’t necessarily think that’s good for college football.
There’s lots of good players that are out there from different programs, so to get on the gridiron and match up and play games that are competitive, where both teams are fairly evenly matched, I think it’s a great case in point that college football is healthy and it’s alive.
Bohl’s Bison have won the last two FCS championships and have no plans on moving up a division anytime soon (they’re also 7-3 in their last 10 games against FBS programs). Personally, I think it’s good that the best FCS teams are choosing to remain where they are. It makes the opportunity for schadenfreude directed at FBS programs so much more likely.
[Source: USA Today Sports]