GoldenWarrior11 wrote:I personally feel like the UConn-Big East ship has sailed. UConn has firmly decided to prioritize football, both by significant financial backing as well as administrative support. Regardless of whether you feel that is right or wrong, it would be the worst decision possible to back out of that choice now. UConn wants and needs to be in the P5, and that won't be happening in the AAC, Big East, MAC, C-USA or any other conference not named B1G or ACC.
The interesting topic isn't whether UConn would consider joining the Big East today, it's whether UConn, knowing all of the facts today, would still try and elevate football 15 years ago to FBS status (or D-1). In that time, the program has had just 6 winning seasons. My guess is that, if told that them that, in 2015, they would be in a conference with Tulsa, East Carolina, Tulane, UCF, USF, Memphis, Cincinnati, Houston, and SMU, their response would be, "Absolutely not happening. We don't want to be in Conference USA football. We belong with basketball schools like Georgetown, Villanova, Providence, St. Johns and Seton Hall."
It is sad to see this happening. I know a few UConn alums that were adamantly opposed to ever joining the AAC. They don't care about football or the pursuit of becoming a football school. It is what it is.
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