I have read and read and read hundreds of posts concerning conference realignment, none of which look good for our beloved team.
We made it to a BCS conference and left the mediocrity of CUSA. However, along with that we seem to have left reality as well. We are a great team with a spattering of amazing wins across the years. But what have we done since being in the Big East?
We have not won the conference title, we have not been perennially ranked, we have never finished a season ranked, we have not established tradition (should have worked on an on campus stadium). Every time we beat a quality team we are looked at like a great “up and coming school”.
Translation? We have simply not done enough.
Our best hope is to join ranks with the Big 12 leftovers, but how long will that last? There are lots of unknowns.
At the end of the day, Bulls Fans, we simply did not take the opportunities we had to make a name for ourselves. Just like the UCF fans we hate so much, we think way too highly of ourselves and need to come back to reality.
We very well could be back in CUSA and we would have to make the best of it. The Big East folding in front of us is depressing. What is even more depressing is that we did not take advantage of the opportunity it, the conference, gave us.