I say rather than give the MWC AQ status, just get rid of AQ status period.
Here's the new criteria for BCS bowl game: if you're top-10, you go. If you're
not, you don't. They take account of SOS in the polls, so why discriminate
further? Many teams have suffered at the hands of the automatic qualification
bids. Utah was put against a weak Pitt back in 2004. UConn managed to get in
this last year when there were dozons of teams more deserving.
The more the merrier as far as I'm concerned. If the MWC can convince the BCS
they belong, I say welcome. That would give more teams access to the exposure
and the money and that is part of what we have been fighting for. It spreads
the wealth and that's how it should be.
Keep on sinking Mr Thompson.
You're all correct about where would Boise State go if it jumped ship. I don't
see any BCS conferences taking them, unless some mega-conference realignment
happens nationally and some are forced to take lesser schools to get to 16
teams.But, I'll bet they don't stay with that limited mtn coverage
for long. Even going back to the WAC (maybe with a few other MWC defectors)
where they might get ESPN coverage again could be better than where they are
now.Duckhunter is probably correct that Boise State has peaked.
Well the mwc could have been better with the addition of Boise and with BYU, TCU
and Utah still in it but that isn't what happened. No one can blame utah for
going to the pac10, they had to do it when invited. BYU did exactly the right
thing as well. TCU didn't want to be left alone and they did something better
for themselves as well.Boise is a good football program but that is
all they are. They aren't any good at anything else and academically they are a
bit of a joke. I have my doubts about them ever being able to be any more than
they currently are. This is probably the pinnacle for them.
Willary:Why are so many of the pac 10 teams playing the likes of
UNLV CSU etc.
Magna Ute Fan | 2:06 p.m. May 23, 2011 Magna, UT WhatsInItForMe-"Can't wait to see how quickly BSU jumps ship when they become an
national afterthought without any decent TV coverage like they were used
to." Where could they go? Back to the now gutted WAC?===No disrespect intended, but if the U did not have Urban Meyer,
they could be in the PAC-12 right now...BSU will find a place to
land. The MWC is a joke, and they need to STOP paying Craig Thompson a
salary.===The whole conference elitist attitude needs to
be dumped for an equitable solution.
Magna Ute Fan-They're already in a conference of left-overs from the
MWC and WAC, or will be once Fresno State and Nevada make their way over next
MWC could have been a good conference but nobody was going to sit idle and wait
for it to happen. I don't blame TCU, BYU or Utah for leaving. BYU will end up in
the Big 12 in the near future. Boise will jump if given the opportunity and Utah
did exactly what they had to do. MWC is such a joke. Boise, Utah,
BYU, TCU, SDSU, UNLV, Nevada, Air Force and Colorado State would have been a
decent conference. Oh well. Too little, too late. Hind site is 20/20.
WhatsInItForMe- "Can't wait to see how quickly BSU jumps ship
when they become an national afterthought without any decent TV coverage like
they were used to." Where could they go? Back to the now
gutted WAC? THe Big Sky? Independence? I don't see any BCS conference ever
taking them. Do they have the leverage/influence to start a new conference from
the left-overs of the MWC and the WAC? I don't know. I feel sorry for the
Broncos and the Aggies.
What am I missing?Why is the MWC even being covered under BYU and
Utah headlines anymore?Nostalgia of a time we cannot wait to forget?
The MWC is dead as far as becoming a BCS conference is concerned. The Big Least
helped their cause by picking up TCU. That was probably the last straw in this
scenario.Losing both Utah and BYU made it almost impossible, but not
totally impossible, but losing TCU did the trick.Of course, the mtn
network will continue to bury that conference. Can't wait to see how quickly BSU
jumps ship when they become an national afterthought without any decent TV
coverage like they were used to.Thank goodness BYU had been doing
their homework for several years so that the move to Independence worked out.I'd prefer BYU stay that way no matter which BCS conference comes
calling. At least for another 4-5 years, because the landscape might change a
lot in a several more years than it will in the next two.Conference
realignments aren't settled yet.
Even if Boise had joined, Utah/BYU/TCU had stayed, the MWC was not getting AQ
status anytime soon. Fact is the bottom of the conference is just too awful.
Having a top heavy conference doesn't get you AQ status. The New Mexico's,
UNLV's and Colorado State's were doing more harm than the TCU's and Utah's were
doing good. Boise will ride the ship down with the rest of the MWC.
They'll continue to dominate a pathetic football conference, just like they did
in the WAC.I'm unbelievably happy with what Utah got in this deal,
and would never give it back, but wouldn't it have been nice to see Boise have
to travel to TCU and Utah in the same season. Or TCU and BYU. Or BYU and Utah.
Then play the 3rd team at home. The days of undefeated seasons would have been
Broom,don't forget they traded being ESPN's favorite underdog for
exclusive broadcasting on the mtn. and it's high-profile group of networks. And
no, I don't feel bad for them.
Boise State was hoping that BYU, TCU, and tun would stay in the conference. If
all had stayed I think the MWC might have gotten into the BCS while the getting
was good. However, since the 3 biggest dogs left, BSU is pratically in the same
situation they left, but has to change all of their travel plans, etc.
You're kidding us, right? In losing BYU & Utah (and TCU, the strongest team
in the conf, next year), the MWC's chance of becoming BCS-eligible is ..... um
slim and none? With the way Thompson has run this conference into the ground in
so many ways, I applaud BYU, Utah and TCU for leaving for greener pastures.
Boise State, what were you thinking?