Thursday, November 11, 2010
My Two-Cents on the new WAC
To make up for the loses, the MWC decided to poach other WAC schools, Fresno State and Nevada-Reno who will join the conference in 2012. Once it's all said and done, the WAC would go from nine members to six, and in order to make up for the defections the conference decided to add more schools. Today it was announced that Texas State University-San Marcos, the University of Texas at San Antonio, and the University of Denver will join in 2012.
Don't get me wrong, I love my school and I was pumped when I learned that we'd finally be getting a football team. The thing is the UTSA football program will have been competing for one season before going from a FCS Independent to the WAC. I wasn't expecting a winning season for a few seasons if the Runners stayed in the Southland Conference, and now that they're in a semi-major conference I'm even less confident that they'll be successful.
Either way, it's nothing but good news for all three schools because having the chance to play on a bigger stage should help their images at the national level. Yes, I'm still worried about how competitive they'll be but I'm also excited to see what happens.