U of H to jump to new conference ??

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  1. krocket

    krocket Rookie

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    I have read in various forums that Houston might jump to the Mountain West Conference along with maybe TCU? Has anyone else heard anything credible about this. It is suppose to create a BCS eligible conference. If true, this would be a big shot-in-the-arm to Houston football in the form of recruiting and revenue not to mention hiring and keeping good coaches.

    Would appreciate any comments.
     
  2. jaayteetx

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    TCU is already in the MWC, but that would be cool. I'd get to see the coogs every other year in Albuquerque.
     
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    I haven't heard anything like that, but I would hate to see it happen if it's true. Road night games wouldn't start until like 9:00.

    I also thought the reason SMU, Rice and Tulsa left the WAC is because of similar travel issues that UH would face in the Mountain West.
     
  4. Dan B.

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    That could have a dramatic effect on West Coast recruiting for UH. 9:00 Houston time = prime time in SoCal. It could also mean more unopposed nationally televised games.
     
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    That's a great point.

    My concern is budgetary. Trips to:
    BYU
    Utah
    Air Force
    Wyoming
    UNLV
    San Diego State
    New Mexico
    Colorado State

    Are a lot more expensive than trips to:
    SMU
    UTEP
    Tulsa
    Rice
    Tulane

    Heck, add in a few of the East Division CUSA teams.
    Southern Miss
    UAB
    even Memphis

    Let's face it, the Coogs don't have the athletic budget that some schools do. Again, I think this part of the reason Rice, Tulsa and SMU left the WAC and ironically wound up in Conference USA.
     
  6. gwallaia

    gwallaia Moderator Staff Member

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    There have been all sorts of rumors floating around like this for a couple of years.

    Nothing is concrete. It's CUSA for right now.
     
  7. Texan_Bill

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    It's conference championship for right now:

    Saturday, Dec 5
    Houston at East Carolina
    Greenville, N.C.
    11:00 AM CT

    GameTracker
    TV: ESPN 2
     
  8. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    Maybe when UTSA is ready to make the jump to the CUSA? They initially said they eventually wanted to be in the CUSA. That might be a while though. :thinking:
     


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    If any team needs to go to the MWC, it should be Boise State.

    Then the BCS crew would have to re-figure the entire league....because that conference with Utah, TCU, BYU, and then Boise State would be dominant.
     
  11. TxDavid

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    It seems like a kind of WACked information. Sorry, I couldn't resist.

    Go Coogs!!!
     
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    If that happened the only way I want UH to go is if the MWC gets a automatic BCS league if not its a waste of time. If that conference is stronger it just creates a non BCS league where the best non BCS teams basically knock each other off and leave all the bids to the big leagues.
     
  14. Texan4Ever

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    Probably never gonna' happen but it be nice to have UofH in the BIG 12. I miss those Houston VS Texas games.
     
  15. TxDavid

    TxDavid Go Coogs!

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    According to the BCS website, only one additional conference could be added to an automatic qualifying bid, and it will only be after the evaluation of the 2008-2011 seasons. The earliest an additional AQ conference could be added would be 2012. After 2013, all conferences will be re-evaluated.

    here's the guts of it all:

     
  16. SAMURAITEXAN

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    I mentioned on other thread that Old Southwest Conf was good. Just think Texas, Texas Tech, TCU, Texans A&M, Houston, Arkansas SMU, Baylor, and Rice. This aint bad group. Especially, bolded unis. With bolded unis and OU and OSU, called them Tough South 8 or something.
     
  17. eriadoc

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    Or even Southwest Conference. They should never have done away with it in the first place.
     
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    I agree.
     

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