Time for the ULS-LUS network.Your hypothesis never seems to involve the reality of funding or finances. First, playing as an independent means you no longer have any conference revenue share or television money. You also are no longer guaranteed 8 scheduled games a year; meaning you would have to negotiate, or come to agreement and buy 12 games a season. In that past, that has meant playing four road kill games a year against BCS programs because of the financial restraints put upon your program as an independent. In addition to those negatives, you would have no bowl tie ins to improve your brand. We are not Notre Dame or even BYU that has its own Mormon television network. The best way for UL to improve its brand is within a conference, winning championships and bowl games. You improve your funding, increase your brand recognition and others will want to be associated with your athletic program. That is the proven model for athletic programs like UL, not the graveyard of independents. We’ve been there and have never fully recovered. That is FACT!