Texas State and UT San Antonio?! Really, WAC? THAT’S your next move? What’s the conference logo going to be, a cupcake?
Despite a lawsuit and lots of begging, the WAC is going to lose Boise State, Fresno State, and Nevada as it rockets toward total and complete irrelevance, and it won’t be long before Louisiana Tech jumps off the sinking ship. There aren’t a whole bunch of tricks that commissioner Karl Benson can come up with, outside of trying to expand further east and try to snag a few Sun Belt programs, but that would make travel a logistical nightmare. Geography and perception are battles Benson won’t be able to win, but the league has to try to do something to stay alive. UT San Antonio isn’t an FCS member yet and is looking to make the move up to the FBS level in 2014, while Texas State has been a decent lower level team and it’s looking to get bigger. Both schools get to make their pitch to the WAC, and considering beggars can’t be choosers, the WAC could quickly add these two to the mix. Yippee.