I must admit, while it made little sense for UNT to consider the WAC in the past, that might change. WAC was all western schools and looked to be having stability issues. That's not really the case anymore.
I thin UNT would be wise to give the WAC a few years with the Texas schools and see how things play out. Because if the WAC can grow to 12-14 schools allowing 6-7 team divisions, UNT would fit in nicely...and compete at a high level right away.
Not a bad division compared to what UNT currently deals with.
Not at all. They would lose the Florida trips for all sports. 4 of those schools above are easy drives.
Jon, I get what your saying. But for the example of North Texas, you couldn't be further from being correct here. North Texas has what, 90 football players on their roster. Only 1 player is from Florida, with about 95% from Texas.
That said, you never know, maybe the UNT coaching staff uses the "you'll get a trip to Florida every year" as a means of recruiting those players. If so, than perhaps you're correct.
I was agree with your last statement - not at all a bad division, and the losing the Florida trips is a plus
Funny if you look at old posts Quinn says no way would they ever go to the WAC. If they go now, it would be the same reasoning you have ORU joining the lesser conference. Travel. That's it. SBC>SLC 2 aka WAC Jr. What has changed since UTSA/TX St. joined, when everyone said no to UNT thinking WAC. UTA ohhh ohh. Now it's time to move. We all knew long ago that WAC was gonna E/W it. We thought Lamar over UTA and still didn't think UNT would go. UTA is the same market and doesn't even have fb. No reason to move to the WAC over that having to share the same market.
Quinn did that on UCF vs Houston position about who the BE would take. UCF got in a little trouble, now it's all about Houston to the BE, UCF is behind them. This may be true but it's probably more to do w/ USF not wanting them in and Houston not having anyone blocking them if they were ever up for a vote.