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Conference realignment.

Stupid Belt has had enough time they should have been able to poach the eastern CUSA surviviors and had one pretty good confernece. Now staying in the belt is OK OF nobody bolts for the new mega conference, but if FIU and say NT (the two largest media markets in the Belt) bolt then the Belt will again be below the WAC.
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Exactly right Georiga. We need to stay competitve but the larger conference that CUSA and MWC are creating could cause a lot of problems.
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Yahoo Sports now saying the CUSA/Mtn.West "merger" is on hold and may be dead as it will cost the schools too much in lost revenue to make it worthwhile.

The prospect of a Mountain West-Conference USA superconference is now on hold | Dr. Saturday - Yahoo Sports

If this is true the Belt need to get involved and try to get the five eastern CUSA remaining progorams (S. Miss., E. Carolina, Marshall, UAB and Tulane) to come into the Belt. And also add Ga. State to pick up the Atlanta media market. This would bring the Belt to a pretty strong 16 team conference and pass CUSA, the Mtn. West, the WAC and MAC in conference strength - AND STAY REGIONAL, BECOME THE TRUE CONFERENCE OF THE SOUTH ALL IN ONE DEAL!

GO FOR IT BELT!
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Or have the belt absorb in to the CUSA would be great too.
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GeorgiaOwl said

If this is true the Belt need to get involved and try to get the five eastern CUSA remaining progorams (S. Miss., E. Carolina, Marshall, UAB and Tulane) to come into the Belt. And also add Ga. State to pick up the Atlanta media market. This would bring the Belt to a pretty strong 16 team conference and pass CUSA, the Mtn. West, the WAC and MAC in conference strength - AND STAY REGIONAL, BECOME THE TRUE CONFERENCE OF THE SOUTH ALL IN ONE DEAL!

GO FOR IT BELT!

I doubt they'd be interested. They'd probably see joining the Belt as a step down.

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And the Mtn. West leftovers would be what? But you are probably right but I still beleive the Belt should make some move other than bringing in even more FCS programs (as is presently "proposed"). Invite them in or move to merge with or into CUSA. But be PROACTIVE FOR ONCE!
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I'd love to see FAU finally become pro-active in the conference re-alignment show, but with an iterim AD (No offense to Ms. Dawson) in place, I don't see us doing much.  I hope I'm wrong though because I still feel that once this round of "conference jumping" is over the NCAA will come down hard on schools and put a stop to all this madness.  I think it has gotten really out of hand and once some of the historic rivalry games are no longer played, I think people will look back and wish this was controlled a little better. 

FAU - We got Bowls!
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News on CBS sports and the AJC that Ga. St. will be added to the Belt Monday. See link;

- CBSSports.com

Great 1st move1 Now if the Belt could only get those five easternmost CUSA teams (S. Miss., ECU, Marshall, UAB and Tulane) o join this would be one pretty damn good 16 team regional conference with very good media markets for a decent and much improved media contract and bowl alliances!
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Nice move. That brings the Belt to eleven teams as 2013.
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Like I said, 11+5 would be real nice! Not saying it will or could happen but…
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