Changing NCAA football—amazing, astounding, and an atrocity
Amazing - who’s in and who’s not in “graduate school” (who gets the honor of moving up in Conference affiliations).
Astounding - MNy of the “small guys” and programs that were FCS programs and/or non-existent move up to where we are, or even beyond where we are. Examples: ODU, UNC - Charlotte, ASU, Coastal Carolina, UCF, all of those CUSA teams apparently moving up to AAC, etc.
An atrocity - ECU, rich in football tradition and a fan base with a 50k stadium capacity and a national power baseball team has to accept all of these “Johnny come lately” programs into their conference. Teams that ceased football operations, and others that struggle to put 15k fans in the seats on game day. What a terrible time for ECU football to go on a 10 - 15 year slide.