Big Sky Commish Makes Case For Idaho To Go FCS

The Big Sky wants the Idaho Vandals, should they wind up without a FBS home (they will probably wind up without a FBS home. From the Idaho Statesman:

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"Playing at the top of the FCS is a better situation than playing at the bottom of the FBS," Fullerton said, adding that it is nearly impossible for schools with budgets near $20 million to compete with schools like Texas and its $140 million athletic department budget.

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He said Idaho could shave $3 million to $5 million from its athletic budget by moving to the Big Sky, lessening the need to play those types of payday games. Those savings would come from fewer scholarships in football and women's sports and from lower coaching salaries. Idaho, he said, could then reinvest that money into other programs.

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