If you’re not familiar with Troy, it’s a school in Alabama famous for its football. They won the Sun Belt championship every year from 2006-2010.
Well their new Athletic Director apparently hasn’t been on the job long enough to know that you’re not actually supposed to ANSWER questions. Not only did he answer the question, he asked it! Rookie. In his AD Forum, he asked himself:
2) Will there be further change in the makeup of Sun Belt Conference (SBC)?
2) Yes. With the departure of MTSU and FAU that leaves us with eight football playing teams, which means if you play everyone once you would only have seven league games. From a football scheduling perspective, this would leave the SBC members short one football game.
While some have mentioned current FBS schools New Mexico State and Idaho, I believe two institutions from the FCS ranks, Appalachian State and Georgia Southern, would fit well in our league and make a whole lot more geographical sense.
At least one AD out there has some common sense. But analyzing his comments, you have to believe that there are at least a few schools in the Sun Belt that prefer adding NMSU and Idaho. I still think worst case scenario is a “compromise” between the two where they take NMSU and Georgia Southern.
In other Sun Belt news:
…Middle Tennessee was approached by Conference USA on Nov. 25 about joining, and officials hoped to announce the move after playing at Arkansas State on Dec. 1.
…the university wanted to make the news public because the league was considering increasing the exit fee to as much as $10 million.
…The Sun Belt planned a board meeting Nov. 28, prompting Middle Tennessee to tell league officials of their decision. Massaro says the board meeting then was canceled.
Interesting. Right now the Sun Belt’s exit fee is $0. To compare, a Big Mac is about $4.10 more than that.