Posted November 28, 2012

Cardinals flock to the ACC; more Designated Reads

Big East, Big Ten, Coach Firin' Season!, Conference Realignment, Conference USA, Connecticut Huskies, Designated Read, East Carolina Pirates, Gene Chizik, Louisville Cardinals, Maryland Terrapins, Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders, Missouri Tigers, Tulane Green Wave, Virginia Cavaliers

• Everybody got all that? In the past 24 hours of college football realignment news, we have seen East Carolina and Tulane jump from Conference USA to the Big East, the ACC file a lawsuit against Maryland over money owed given the Terps’ move to the Big Ten, Louisville abandon the Big East for the ACC and UConn’s president say “I think we really just have to focus on students and then everything will be OK.” And in the time it took us to painstakingly piece together the elaborate artist’s rendition of the remaining future conference jumps, the Virginian-Pilot is reporting that Conference USA will add Middle Tennessee State. YEEHAW.

• Things that are not realignment news. Our one preseason prediction that held fast all year was that every team would look sort of terrible at least once … Virginia cans its running backs coach … Gene Chizik will be a Mr. December to remember … and here is the only hypothetical realignment move we’d be in favor of at this exasperating point.


Love the idea of putting the conference realignment graphic over the Gast's "American Progress" painting.  However, I think in this case, maybe we should remove the schoolbook in Columbia's hand and replace it with dollars and tv ratings spreadsheets.  Also, forget the wagons and trains - schools are going to need planes to get to their in-conference games!  Finally, I would rename our edited painting as "The Regress of Conference Rivalries."