Not to say it really surprises me, because it doesn’t. The Big East was well on its way to becoming the laughing stock of the college football world. And, that’s the last thing we need – to once again be in the middle of controversy and derision. I can hear it now – “They went to a worse conference than they were in”. “Taking the easy road once again”. Etc. Etc.
It’s also good (maybe great) for the rest of the Olympic sports – and especially men’s basketball. Coach Rice is building what appears to be a great program, and remaining in the Mountain West will keep the eyes on a potentially great basketball team.
Right now, in my opinion (for what it’s worth), I believe we have a potential to turn the Mountain West into a major conference. It was heading that direction when we joined, and maybe now the addition of Fresno and Nevada will make up for the loss of TCU and Utah. I’m hoping SDSU and BYU will return to the fold. Then, we’d really be talking football.
C’mon Bronco fans – get behind the MWC and let’s roll!
- Boise State will stay in Mountain West, after all(boisestategear.com)
- College football realignment over? No way, says Mountain West commish(denverpost.com)