Last edited by EastMtnLobo; 04-29-2010 at 10:19 AM.
Time for the MWC to add Boise....imagine 4 teams out of conference in the top 20.
I see lots of opportunities for the Lobos to get noticed this year. Get some butt Lobos!
Last edited by EastMtnLobo; 04-29-2010 at 10:19 AM.
Boise isn't on the list to join because they are only good in football and their academics are not held to as high of a standard. (so I have been told). This is all hear say but I suppose some of it could make sense.
Since expressing their desire to join the MWC, Boise State has made a concerted effort to improve the other sports that they compete in. I don't know about academics, but I wouldn't be surprised if they were trying to improve those also, especially if they were told it was holding back their chances of joining. It just seems to me that the Presidents are skittish about expanding the numbers after what happened to the WAC. Personally I think expanding to 12 would be a smart move and if they pick the best schools to join could enhance the conferences chances to be included in the BCS someday.
My preferences are Boise State, Houston, and either Nevada Reno, or Fresno. I believe all of these schools would be ecstatic to get an invitation to join the best non BCS conference in the country.
As far as adding teams goes, I think that Utah right now is school that holds all the cards so to speak. With Utah's success, there has been so much talk in the media about them jumping ship to the PAC 10 that I think the other schools presidents/AD's are a little concerned about loseing them. Likewise, I think if Utah came out and said 'lets add Boise', it would be difficult for the other schools not to get on board.
Of course I could just be a totally off base on this one too.
On a funny note, I drove my family via Conversion Van to Florida this past summer. When passing through Alabama I wrote 'GO UTES' and MWC on the back glass.....got many a dirty look.
We have three teams from the Big XII South Division ranked in the top nine teams in the nation. We probably have the toughest division in all of major college football.
Only Baylor gives them that argument. Baylor is horrible and shouldn't even be in the Big XII. They should probably be in the Mountain West Conference or Conference USA. Same goes for Iowa State in the North Division of the Big XII.
I go crazy about all the expansion threads on the MWC Board. I'm surprised there aren't more here, which I'm acrtually glad about.
I don't believe the MWC needs Boise. Boise does not meet the standards the MWC has, especially academically. Also, the TV and tourney money would now have to be split one more time, giving less to each school. And it will screw up scheduling, especially in FB. We would either have to not play one team each year or we would have to give up one OOC game.
There have been many arguments about adding three teams and creating two divisions. But most of the projections I've seen have UNM in the opposite division from Utah and BYU, which are our big money games, with the esxception of NMSU.
Overall, I like the MWC the way it is right now and we have a strong argument for BCS inclusion without BSU. And BSU has generated these great records playing WAC competition over the past few years. They wouldn't have as good a record playing in the MWC. BSU would not have as sterling a record over the past few years and may not have gone undefeated a few years ago when they went to their BCS bowl if they'd had to play Utah, BYU and TCU that year.
I just don't see a good solution to this.
All you have to do to know the pro's and con's of adding Boise is go to the MWC board and you'll find dozens of conversations about this subject. I would add them ONLY if it gave us "BCS" status and for no other reason. Although, it would be hard to be a "BCS" school considering my anymosity towards the BCS. I guess I'd have to hate myself. :)
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Well, UNM has improved their academics tremendously over the last 20 years or so. I know their medical school and engineering schools are very much improved. Did they do it for athletics, of course not. Does it help our recruiting? Absolutely. There are many reasons for a university to improve their academic programs. I wouldn't sell BSU short. They are using Football to improve their national profile but I am sure they will be improving their image on many fronts. Anyway they want in the MWC and I am for letting them join unless there is something terrible about the place we don't know about. BTW, the money they have been earning playing in bowls should far exceed the amount they draw from other MWC revenues. Will we get a guarantee of BCS membership if we admit BSU. No Way. We just have to be the best conference we can be and bring in Millions of TV sets to the party if we want admittance to the BCS.
I would love to see our Cherry Jerseys on that Smurf turf.
The only issue I have with adding BSU is that damn smurf turf. Get rid of it, it is an eyesore.
Now, their is nothing at all confirmed. But some on the mwcboard make very compelling arguments for why BSU will be added for 2011.
The MWC should be good enough without them the next couple of seasons. BSU gets to play two more years feasting on WAC competition. They join us for the final year of the cycle in 2012, and we get to use the 3 previous years plus the first year with BSU in the next BCS Review.
I don't think BSU goes unbeaten in the MWC. They probably get 2-4 losses. Playing a Utah St or Idaho is nothing like playing a New Mexico, Wyoming or SD St. Our bottom is much stronger than the WAC. And our top is much stronger as well.
WHy not add Memphis. Great in bb and usually ok in football.
Don't forget they get to feast on the Southern snack attack program also. BTW, can't they just get one of the players to order pizzas and then stiff the kid delivering them.I don't think BSU goes unbeaten in the MWC. They probably get 2-4 losses. Playing a Utah St or Idaho is nothing like playing a New Mexico, Wyoming or SD St. Our bottom is much stronger than the WAC. And our top is much stronger as well.
You're pretty obnoxious, you know that? Baylor is horrible and should be in the Mountain West? Thanks. You're either too stupid to realize how insulting that sounds, or you're obnoxious. You know which way I'm voting. I figured a 4-8 season would be a little more humbling. Oh, I forgot about how superior your athletes are to UNM's. Must be because they want to be near you.
Ha ha,, AggiesRule.. Funny you say that about Baylor.. Fact is though they made serious strides last year and this year they are not predicted to finish dead last, A&M holds that honor..
As for the MWC rankings I love it!! The only bad thing is week one of college football.. BYU is going to get pummbled by the Sooners which will lead to more disrespect for our conference..
NMFAN, you possibly have the coolest sig on the site.
Only Texas and Oklahoma have better athletes than Texas A & M. We will make a run at the Big XII South this year. Baylor is still irrelevant in College Football, - I don't care what anybody says. I really wish we were playing TCU or Rice in our home opener but it will be good to have a couple of glorified scrimmages before we start conference play.
If you would rather play the other card then you will be shown the door.
Thanks again and I really hope you can bring something to the board that will make us both smarter at the end of the day.
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