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    Viewpoint from the Mountain West


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    Re: Viewpoint from the Mountain West

    "Graham: This is the first call for the Mountain West joining the Big 12 and I think theres some thinking to keeping the Big 12 name. I guess now you get into administration issues. Whos the commissioner? I would guess Dan Beebe since its his conference. But the majority of the teams are from the Mountain West. It would be an interesting conversation. Id also wonder whether the Mountain West would incorporate ESPN into its television package. "
    This is one of the dumbest comments in any of this whole conference talk.



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    Re: Viewpoint from the Mountain West

    If the Mountain West teams join the big 12, we'll take their commissioner. Dan Beebe can find another job as far as I am concerned.



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    Re: Viewpoint from the Mountain West

    If we joined the Mountain West we could be a contender year in and year out. We could play in a BCS bowl like Bosie State and we would get romped.



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    Re: Viewpoint from the Mountain West

    Not even some of the MWC wants us. Please.



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    Re: Viewpoint from the Mountain West

    Any word on how KU feels about being one of the B12's red-headed step children? No one appears to want them either...has to hurt their egos worse than us...



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    Re: Viewpoint from the Mountain West

    Quote Originally Posted by LutherClone View Post
    Not even some of the MWC wants us. Please.
    Reading that was another kick in the nuts.



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    Re: Viewpoint from the Mountain West

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyizdaman View Post
    If we joined the Mountain West we could be a contender year in and year out. We could play in a BCS bowl like Bosie State and we would get romped.
    Boise State is not a member of the Mountain West.

    We would not have been a contender in either basketball or football for the last couple of years. In fact, we were lucky to beat a bottom feeder (UNLV) in the Mountain West a couple of years ago.


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    Re: Viewpoint from the Mountain West

    Thanks Chizik and McDermott for setting back respectable Football and MBB programs, so that we are not in a great position when this crap hits...


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    Re: Viewpoint from the Mountain West

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    Boise State is not a member of the Mountain West.

    We would not have been a contender in either basketball or football for the last couple of years. In fact, we were lucky to beat a bottom feeder (UNLV) in the Mountain West a couple of years ago.
    Looks like we got rid of McD and Chiz just in time.


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    Re: Viewpoint from the Mountain West

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    Boise State is not a member of the Mountain West.

    We would not have been a contender in either basketball or football for the last couple of years. In fact, we were lucky to beat a bottom feeder (UNLV) in the Mountain West a couple of years ago.
    CPR team would have stomped a mud hole in UNLV. Chizik didn't know how to do anything while he was here and he didn't have any help either which was his fault.



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    Re: Viewpoint from the Mountain West

    I like this idea. I agree that it would be better to add the MWC schools to the Big12 rather than joining the MWC. We would still have some contracts from the Big12 and the prestige of the name would be better. I also agree that Beebe will not survive this no matter which conference structure is retained. The more I think about it the more I think this will actually end up helping ISU. If we can get the MWC plus BSU I don't think the NCAA would take the BCS qualifier away. It may actually be easier to keep it in the Big12 rather than adding it to the MWC even with the same teams.



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    Re: Viewpoint from the Mountain West

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    If we can get the MWC plus BSU I don't think the NCAA would take the BCS qualifier away.
    The NCAA doesn't control the BCS.



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    Re: Viewpoint from the Mountain West

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    I like this idea. I agree that it would be better to add the MWC schools to the Big12 rather than joining the MWC. We would still have some contracts from the Big12 and the prestige of the name would be better. I also agree that Beebe will not survive this no matter which conference structure is retained. The more I think about it the more I think this will actually end up helping ISU. If we can get the MWC plus BSU I don't think the NCAA would take the BCS qualifier away. It may actually be easier to keep it in the Big12 rather than adding it to the MWC even with the same teams.
    our recruiting base will be gone, our revenue will be tiny compared with the other conferences that are forming, the BCS may be dead so AQ may mean ****, our bowl ty-ins will be few and terrible, and travel to road games will not be possible for many...it may be the best option we get but it is far from a good one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by everyyard View Post
    and travel to road games will not be possible for many...it may be the best option we get but it is far from a good one.
    We could join the Missouri Valley Conference and then we would have a couple of conference opponents that would be possible road games for just about everyone.


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