If the Sun-Belt really coveted WAC FB schools, their timing is really off.
The WAC seems on the verge of re-building with Texas FCS teams.
Back around November, LTU and NMSU would likely have jumped in a heart-beat, as the WAC was teetering on the brink.
Whichever school is invited, may prefer the stability of Sun-Belt at this point.
La. Tech has rejected Sun-belt overtures since 2003.
NMSU (along with USU) left the Sun-Belt for the WAC in 2003 (Idaho made the same move a few months later).
True. Or maybe they caught wind that maybe LA Tech is now interested. While Texas St and UTSA help the conference numbers, it's no lock they'll even be at the same level of, gulp, ULL or ULM. Plus no more Boise St. BCS loot, nor Hawaii, Fresno St. or Nevada...all reputable programs. La Tech is now aligned with SJSU, Idaho and NMSU and two FCS schools. Utah St. as the top sports program is a step down those departing 4.
who knows. Maybe it's NMSU. Or maybe the info is wrong and they would be interested in FCS schools. If I can have LA Tech, NMSU or say GA State in Atlanta, or App St. in Carolina, or even Charlotte for football-only. Hell, there's an argument that newbie UTSA could be better or Texas St. as it would give the Belt more Texas access.