Oh, he's definitely happy about it...and probably over-optimistic.
He feels that the changes could hamper the MWC's progress to compete with the Power-5 conferences.
While I still feel this game is not winnable, the loss of a first string quarterback could easily make this game a lot more interesting.
Why do draft picks sign with colleges? A lot of times it is because the players think that going to college will increase their draft stock in the upcoming years. If you get drafted, but don't sign with the team, you still are considered eligible to play on an "amateur" level.
This personally hits home for a lot of us in the Mountain West territory because a rodeo is like the second sport to us.