The Big East was already a crap football conference before the 2011 season even began. Then Pittsburgh and Syracuse bailed for the ACC, and TCU decided they would rather stay closer to home in the Big XII than move into the Big East in 2012.
I didn’t know it was possible, but apparently the Big East could actually lose its place in the BCS if their football quality drops below a certain level. I’m pessimistic that the BCS cronies would drop one of their own charter members, however, but hey, it’s in the rules anyway, right? After all, it’s the appearance of fairness that matters more than actual fairness.
This is why Boise State should avoid the Big East at all costs. While it would be nice to see the Broncos in an automatic-bid conference, moving into the worst auto-bid conference doesn’t help their stature in any way. TCU saw this and bailed out before they ever even joined the Big East in the first place.
The Big East desperately needs Boise in order to maintain its BCS pres...