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An older link Link showing the several college football levels of competition.
"While CSULB does have a club rugby team, the school doesn’t have many athletes that would be able to play college football." Does the writer actually think the football players would come from the existing student population???
"If Long Beach were to reinstate the football program, it would have to compete against large schools in Southern California like UCLA and USC, a task that CSULB is not equipped to undertake." Incorrect, we would be competing against schools like San Jose State, Cal Poly, and UC Davis who play at the FCS level. We would be at the FCS level and not at the FBS level like UCLA and USC.
There are budgetary reasons that LB will not have football again. The writer does list the budget concerns but the other reasons are, IMO, not valid.