fighting muskie wrote:
VMI, ETSU, and Mercer give Iamarino 3 of the 4 he needs to put his conference back together. Who is his 4th? Or is he expecting to lose another member and these 3 adds will give him a 10 member league?
Kennesaw State has been the school floated around as the 4th for awhile now.
UNC-Ashville is only really in the picture if UNC-Greensboro promises to stay and even then I assume they be added at the very last minute just in case.
Still even after those the SoCon has plenty of options from Coastal Carolina to Jacksonville St and Liberty.
And after them there's Presby, Charleston Southern, Gardner-Webb, Steton, Jacksonville (FL), and non-fb options North Florida, Florida Gulf Coast, Lipscomb, SC Upstate (if worst came to worst), and a slew of upgrades waiting for an invite.
I just don't get it. Jacksonville st, coastal Carolina, and liberty, would have been my first 3 invitees, not the candidates vying for the last spot. Coastal is the natural new travel partner for the citadel, same for j'ville st for Samford. All 3 of those schools offer superior fb programs and coastal and liberty would both say yes in heartbeat in order to get out of the Big South.