Here is a great article from Appalachian State’s AD Charlie Cobb.
Boone, NC (Sports Network)
It felt like “wedding day” to Charlie Cobb.
That’s how the Appalachian State athletic director described his Southern Conference power’s football game against Montana this past Saturday. The day culminated a buildup that was years in the making as perhaps the two most prominent programs in the Football Championship Subdivision met in the regular season for the first time.
The game was everything people expected it to be before host Appalachian State won, 35-27.
While Montana-App State clearly was the epicenter of the FCS that day, the truth is, Cobb finds himself there on many a occasion.
So much in the FCS falls in place behind Appalachian State, and Montana, for that matter.
Montana, for one, already flirted with moving from the FCS to the Bowl Subdivision. When the Grizzlies athletics program resisted the move, it helped solidify the Big Sky Conference’s future and calmed the realignment waters.