fighting muskie wrote:
CBS's Chris Dodd is saying that Idaho and New Mexico St are getting football only invites. For the Sunbelt's sake I hope that this is a temporary contract--they don't want to be permanently stuck with the Vandals. It's probably with the condition that that Idaho and NMSU pay travel subsidies to all of the SBC teams that visit them.
If it were up to me I would just play full round-robin for 9 conference games and forget about fb-only invites.
I thought this might happen, still wish they had just straight up added NMSU and passed on Idaho.
Still need a FCS replacement for WKU after Tulsa leaves CUSA and they replace them...I'm guessing that since these announcements are coming out that they know who is on deck.
West -Texas St, Ark St, ULL, ULM, UTA(Idaho), UALR(NMSU)
East -SoBama, Troy, GA St, GA So, App St, ???
Assuming they don't go past 12 I think all Western schools are out - Lamar, Sam Houston St, Missouri St, NMSU (full member).
Solidifying footprint schools:
Jacksonville St (unlikely with 2 AL schools already in the conference)UT Chattanooga (I'm starting to wonder about this one)
Expanding footprint schools: (Doubting these now with the fb only moves)
Fan of the Big 12 Conference, the Mountain West Conference and...