This is a video interview with CAA Tom Yeager who today officially announced that Albany and Stony Brook are joining the CAA for football only.
He talks about some of the factors they look for in potential additions, but nothing specific as to what other schools are in play.
Since College of Charleston wasn’t announced, it’s pretty clear they haven’t made up their mind fully. They are probably waiting for their athletics committee to make a formal recommendation to the Board of Trustees. Then the BOT will have to schedule a meeting. If we do see a randomly scheduled BOT meeting that should be a big red flag that they are about to make a decision.
This announcement shouldn’t really affect CoC’s decision since they are football only additions and CoC doesn’t play football.
Frankly I’m more worried about Davidson leaving than CoC, if for nothing else than name recognition. But hopefully that is less likely. The state of the SoCon is still TBD.