Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
What you end up with here is a garbage conference that costs a lot of money for non-revenue sports to travel in and brings nothing to the table for football. They'd never give that conference AQ status to the BCS, and no one in the right mind would pay a dime for national broadcast rights.
If that's what you're going to end up with, better to form a smaller conference more regionally-centric and wait for the next round of expansion to try your hand.
No sense wasting time creating a giant conference that spans half of the country only to get regional telecasts on FSN.
I don't disagree with anything you said, but I think its a lot more realistic than the Big East trying to add Boise State or the service academies. Regardless of what happens, there is going to be a garbage conference, just depends on whether the name on it is Big East or C-USA.