I'd be vehemently opposed to a full merger between CUSA and MWC. I think it doesn't work for either side.
What would work for each conference would be turning on the other.
C-USA should invite UNLV, Nevada and New Mexico from MWC, North Texas, FIU and Charlotte.
West: UNLV, UNR, UTEP, New Mexico, Tulsa, Rice, North Texas
East: Tulane, So Miss, UAB, Marshall, ECU, Charlotte, FIU
MWC should invite UTEP, Tulsa, Utah St, San Jose State and North Texas
West: UNLV, UNR, FSU, SJSU, UNM, UTEP
East: CSU, AFA, WYO, USU, Tulsa, UNT
Survival of the fittest.
Why go all the way out to Reno and Vegas and leave out Fresno that's 5 hours away w/ an airport? Make 0 sense! Nevada has a good team but shitty facilities and no market.
You're just fulfilling SJSU's delusion that the core of the MWC would join CUSA and that CUSA would take crappier teams just to save a few hundred miles
You might as well merge over leaving out the state of CA yet go all the way to the CA/NV border. AFA and CSU not good enough for CUSA either? AFA would be their best get.
The biggest point is no one is going to pay a big exit fee for a sideways move. Only UTEp w/ CUSA blessing(meaning they are still working together) would be allowed to move if they want.