We should focus on beating a team of any real substance before we worry about a new conference. We haven't beaten anyone other than the teams we were supposed to in the last 4 years. Not one, we have a lot to work on.
The branding marketer in me says otherwise, it says this is a bash awkward growth model.
UL has proven two things beyond a shadow of a doubt. First that they are capable of being upset by their peers, AND (two) to a much greater extent that they are capable of dominating their peers.
Based on those two truths, the next hyper logical move is to change or move up in peer group status.
Lets look at the situation this way; UL has proven two things in recent years
I'm pretty sure we were also favored against ECU. I remember being pretty surprised when the line came out.
But we were definitely underdogs against SDSU and Nevada.....
We were favored on the road against tulane? With a qb who had a broken arm? Sure we weren't 2.5 dogs?
Still no new contract for UAB football coach Bill Clark and doubts about the process.
According to people familiar with the process, the school has yet to make a concrete offer to Clark or his agents, Russ Campbell and Patrick Strong of Balch Sports, and there's been no reasonable explanation for the delay.