Originally Posted by Homer Bailey
Because UC has been such a strong endorsement for the Big East in BCS games.
The Big East might not have AQ status if it wasn't for WVU. And WVU had zero choice but to leave the Big East after what Pitt and Syracuse pulled.
It absolutely had a choice. It made the choice that best fit it's situation. Good for them. They'll have to bring in a few pickups full of mattresses and burning couches to store all the money they'll be making in the Big 12.
As a result, I don't want to see them representing the Big East in the BCS -- even if it means a Cincinnati loss on Saturday. Sorry, they aren't conference members any longer as far as I'm concerned and I don't want them using the conference's AQ slot to benefit themselves financially and on the field.
Look at it this way -- it'll be good for WVU to go to a mid-tier bowl. Gotta get the fans amped up for those games considering they'll never see a BCS bowl again once they have to start competing with Texas, Oklahoma, and Okie "T. Boone Pickens" State every year.