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hooman#1

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I disagree on 20 years worth of bad experiences


The Groh era most of it had pretty dang good crowds.
2007 Duke, GT, Pitt, Uconn, Wake and VT were the home games 57.5k vs GT is the worst and 2 of the 6 were under 60k. We were packing it out back in the day. You can see it start to slip in 2008 (reseating) but every game was above 50k with USC and VT above 60k.
I agree that reseating needed to be done but the timing of it happened when Groh was on the way down unfortunately and that didnt help things.
Fast forward to 2011 (a good season) and you can see a stark difference in the crowds we played 7 home games only VT was packed, W&M was the only other game over 50k, the rest were mid 40s and Idaho wasnt 39k!

Drew

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Posted: 10/14/2021 at 10:11AM



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