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Conference alignment is just nuts

Peter

The conference realignment is just nuts. TCU has left the Mountain West Conference for the Big East. So instead of playing games in Fort Collins, Albuquerque and Las Vegas they will be playing in Syracuse, Boston, and Pittsburgh.

Now the Mountain West Conference is talking with Hawaii about a football only membership and Utah State is lobbying to get into the conference.

The Western Athletic Conference is in real danger of just going away leaving Idaho, San Jose State, Louisiana Tech and New Mexico State in the cold.

This is just nuts. And all because everyone is chasing the millions in the BCS.

Boise State started it all off by moving to the MWC to help the conferences opportunity to be an automatic qualifier into the BCS. But Utah, BYU, and now TCU have left and has really hurt the chance.

The only thing that is real plausible for the Mountain West Conference right now is to merge the WAC and MWC into one mega-conference. It would help its opportunity and generate some good competition.

Let's bring some sanity to this mess, but I doubt this will happen.