The WAC just got Whacked!

The beleaguered conference of my alma mater just took another hit. The AP reports that Fresno State and Nevada are leaving the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) for the Mountain West Conference (MWC). The WAC’s highest profile team, Boise State, announced earlier this summer that it was leaving for the MWC as well. There are rumors that BYU might be joining the WAC for all sports except football. That would leave the WAC with only six teams—two teams short of the NCAA minimum to have a conference.

After losing our head coach this year to the University of Tennessee, this news comes as another blow to the program. For the sake of Bulldog football, I hope the WAC doesn’t go the way of the dodo. It’s not looking very good right now.

6 Responses to The WAC just got Whacked!

  1. RD August 19, 2010 at 9:10 am #

    I think the handwriting is pretty much on the wall.

  2. Matt Svoboda August 19, 2010 at 11:22 am #

    Maybe the Big 12(10) will welcome you guys. 😉

  3. Denny Burk August 19, 2010 at 11:39 am #

    Very funny . . . not!

  4. Chris Garner August 20, 2010 at 12:43 am #

    As a Vol, I can tell you that we’re loving Derek Dooley. He’s a huge improvement from who we had last year (he shall remain remain nameless).

  5. RD August 20, 2010 at 2:57 pm #


    I’m also a VOL and completely agree with you! Derek Dooley is going to be a great leader for our kids. Football is extremely important (as any VOL knows!!) but most of the players are not going to have futures in the NFL. Dooley, I think, will be a great coach who will look beyond just what happens on the field.

  6. Jason August 20, 2010 at 9:15 pm #

    maybe y’all could play in 5A with West Monroe.

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