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I don't necessarily see
The MWC dissolving completely as there will always be a need for a Western FBS Conference that isn’t named the PAC12 (ie if other Western or even MidWestern FCS programs want to move up), BUT the MWC will definitely be a shell over the conference that once called Utah, TCU and BYU (and BSU and Air Force if they do follow through with proposed departures).
That said I agree completely about the worst case scenario where we get shut out of both the Big 12 and PAC12. I think that is my biggest fear is that we get stuck in a crumbling Mountain West Conference. Honestly I can’t believe that Craig Thompson is still the head dummy in charge. I wasn’t aware that his previous job was running the prestigious Sunbelt Conference.
They gave us fits for the first few seasons. Still generally a struggle but they aren’t getting by us like they used to.
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I also find it interesting
that these 2 schools were charter members of the MWC and it clarifies something that many of us have been feeling for some time now in that no one in the Mountain West has any confidence in Craig Thompson’s leadership. He doesn’t promote the conference or it’s programs in any way.
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Seems there is a high likelihood that the MWC already has it's first two casualties
Colorado State and Air Force appear to be leaving for the AAC. I’d heard about them being in talks from various sources, but this is the first I have heard where it appears it has progressed a fair bit beyond just talking. Quite honestly with Craig Thompson’s spectacular lack of vision and the comparative joke of a media contract that the MWC has it’s not surprising. I did find it interesting that it appears that both SDSU and Boise State turned down the AAC and at this point, I don’t see any reason for either of them to go when there appear to be better options a little further down the line for them. It’s clear though that the MWC isn’t a even a premier G5 conference though and the loss of Air Force will definitely be felt with the media deal going forward.