Of course I agree with this statement!!! :) I think that Idaho is a good replacement in the WAC because they are western, play 1-A, have some history with current WAC members (Boise State, Utah State, NM State, Nevada-Reno). I think someone hit the nail on the head when the said that the WAC is Big West II. Look at the teams (Boise State, Nevada-Reno, Utah State, NM State and Idaho if we get in). But I think that the football will be better because of the rest of the competition and the strong bowl tie-ins for the WAC. Also, I think the new WAC (if LaTech leaves, which I am assuming) would be a nice Western Conference. 9 members with Idaho, similar in structure to the MWC. I think it would be perfect.
Dont forget, Fresno State was also from the Big West (though they left before BSU, Nevada, and Boise joined).
Vandal, today's link of the day is the WAC board. I've been visiting that board a bit lately and there seems to be a true hatred of Idaho by the BSU fans. During my brief stint at Idaho (79-81) Boise was a heated but respectful rivalry and lots of fun. What has happened to foster what seems to be an honest hatred of the Vandals by the Broncos? Although the Boise prez says he would support Idaho's acceptance he stopped short of sponsering the Vandals. Could Boise ultimaely hold up an Idaho invite? That would be a bummer. :(