Okay VandalFan, SCVD:
First, the WAC is not going to take Idaho unless it absolutely has to. Nothing breeds instability in a conference like a team that may lose its 1-A status. Idaho needs a plan besides Martin Stadium or the Kiddie Dome. Besides could the recent Coug success be a reason for the Idaho downfall? As has been pointed out its only 8 miles away. Why attend a losing Sunbelt game when you can see a contending Pac-10 game.
Gumby, I agree that Idaho will only get into the WAC if it loses teams to CUSA or MWC. I think that Idaho will meet its I-A status. The average attendance was over 23,000 when we played in Martin Stadium. People liked the outdoor venue much better than the Kibbie Dome. We always alternate with WSU's schedule and frankly there isn't much else to do on the Palouse on a Saturday!
I think that IF Idaho gets into the WAC, and I understand that is a BIG IF, we will have good success. We should make our attendance by playing at Martin Stadium and then work towards either 1. adding a horshshoe to the Kibbie Dome (from 16,000 to 24,500) or 2. adding an outdoor stadium (30,000). I prefer option 2. as I think football should be played outside.
If Idaho doesn't get into the WAC, given the alternative of the Sun Belt and the high travel cost$, we should move back down to 1-AA where there are no attendance requirements. I don't think that UI will move back down. Sadly enough we will continue to drudge along as a bottom feeder in 1-A.