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After a 2-10 season, what's the future of UAB football?

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Is there a future for UAB Football? The Blazers finished the 2013 season 2-10, losing Saturday to the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles 62-27.

"I think it's as embarrassing a loss that UAB football has ever had," Ryan Brown said.

Brown is co-host of WJOX's The Roundtable. Brown has watched sports in Birmingham for years. Monday, he questioned if there was a future for UAB Football.

"If next year is a two-and-ten season, three-and-nine season, then at some point you have to say are you spending your wheels in the mud and throwing good money after bad into the football program. Would it make more sense to pull the plug?" Brown said.

Birmingham Representative John Rogers worked at UAB and has been a long time advocate of UAB Football. Rogers once again blasted the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees, saying the board cost the Blazers a chance to hire now FSU coach Jimbo Fisher and has blocked consideration of an on campus stadium.

"We have a good coach. He just needs the proper equipment, the proper facilities and proper players and we will win," Rogers said.

Some students at UAB hope the football program can survive.

"I think the football program is important for colleges. I think it needs to be turned around. I don't know what needs to be done," student Madison Clecker said.

Brown said whatever needs to be done should also consider the impact on the men's basketball program which beat nationally ranked North Carolina over the weekend.

"You got to do whatever it takes to make sure that the basketball program remains strong. If the football program has to suffer or die as a consequence, so be it," Brown said.

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