Originally Posted by Bill Wooten
As an ECU fan, I'm happy as hell. BCS and AQ was always BS and needs to go away. We're not at the big boy table yet, but we've moved up some from the kid's table. Unfortunately, TV set rule. We'll join the BE in 2014 and possibly lead the league in attendance, but no one will care.
Few schools go tthe shaft by the BCS and AQ as bad as ECU did. I agree.
That program packs out a fairly large stadium and has a rabid fan base.
A lot of programs leapfogged them when the BCS and AQ stuff started and the money started pouring into previously crappy programs. Teams in CUSA , MWC, and WAC were getting shafted.
Problem for the ECU, SMU, Houston and others is that they are basically now just back in the same conference they were in a few years ago. I think I read the Big East will have NINE members from the CUSA beginning in 2014. I guess with Louisville (ex CUSA) going to the ACC , it will now be eight of the 12 football teams.