Chat with Andrea Adelson
Welcome to SportsNation! On Wednesday, Non-AQ blogger Andrea Adelson stops by to chat some football.
Adelson joined ESPN.com in 2010 after spending time as a college football columnist at The Orlando Sentinel. She has covered college football since her days as a University of Florida student, and lives in Orlando, Fla. She also runs ESPN.com's Big East blog.
Send your questions now and join Adelson Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET!
Andrea Adelson (4:00 PM)
Eric (Provo, UT)
What do you think about all of this speculation about BYU to the Big East? Do you see it happening? Would it be a good thing for BYU or is the Big East just going to lose is AQ status here in a couple years...?
Andrea Adelson (4:01 PM)
I have heard rumblings about this for a few weeks now so I am not surprised. The Big East is so desperate to hang onto its AQ status it is trying to get as many teams in the fold that will help that. I know it is important for BYU to be a part of an AQ conference. Bronco Mendenhall has said as much. But after all the talk about loving life as an independent, it will be interesting if BYU packs it in and goes back to a conference. I don't think it's the perfect move, but it's all about getting a seat at the table. If this is the way it has to happen, then I am sure BYU will consider it -- provided there is a way the Big East accepts BYUtv.
What do you think of UCF AD resigning , WR coach being let go, BBall coach suspended for three games? Is this enough to get the NCAA off our back? How far will this hurt UCF? Perfect timing though with all the Penn State stuff going on.
Andrea Adelson (4:02 PM)
Well I think it is pretty terrible when your athletic director is the one at the forefront of rules violations. He is supposed to be the paragon of compliance, right? I think UCF got off easy with only a 3-game suspension for Donnie Jones, but I would be surprised if there weren't more penalties. Generally probation/scholarship losses accompany these types of violations. And it obviously hurts being a repeat offender.
Andrew (Kaneohe, HI)
With Air Force, Boise St State, and now even San Diego State possibly moving to the Big East, shouldn't the WAC be possibly seeing this as an opportunity to try and convince Hawaii, Fresno st, and Nevada to stay? If they did, they could gain leverage and lure some of the remaining MWC teams away considering the WAC currently has a better TV deal with ESPN.
Andrea Adelson (4:03 PM)
I think those 2 are going to just be one under the MWC banner. Unfortunately for the WAC, the MWC seems to have the upper hand because it already has Fresno, Nevada and Hawaii in the fold and it has this affiliation thing with CUSA that should at least promote a little bit more stability.
Chandler Harnish is playing about as well as any quarterback in the country. Why isn't he getting more national attention?
Andrea Adelson (4:06 PM)
Holy moly is that guy a phenomenal player! I gave him some love in the preseason so I hope that counts. But alas, when you are on a non-AQ and your name is not Kellen Moore or Case Keenum, it is going to be hard to get national attention. Hopefully folks who tuned in to the MACtion on ESPN the last 2 weeks got a good luck at a terrific player. And by the way, he was named on the LOWES Senior Class Award list, which is some national attention if you ask me.
Let's show some love for the WKU Hilltoppers. Winners of 5 in a row and on the brink of bowl eligibility. Has any coach done as good a job as Willie Taggart? Do they get to that bowl? Where? COME ON - START US OFF WITH THIS ONE!!!!!!!!
Andrea Adelson (4:07 PM)
You know, Jim, it is going to be really hard to pick a coach of the year in the Sun Belt when you look at the job Mark Hudspeth, Hugh Freeze and Willie Taggart has done this season. Bravo to WKU. I think the Hilltoppers will be bowl eligible but the question is which 2 of these 3 teams gets into the guaranteed Sun Belt spots? The odd man out will need to get into an at large bowl that doesn't have its automatic tie-in filled. WKU better do some lobbying!
Matt (Houston )
Would you really say Boise State's schedule was way more difficult than Houston's? They played Georgia who is probably 5th best in the SEC this year. It seems their 2nd most important game is against TCU this week who SMU beat.
Andrea Adelson (4:08 PM)
Matt, Georgia is ranked and better than anybody Houston has beaten so far.
Bobby Joe (Arkansas)
I know I talk about them every week, but can't you feel THE FREEZE out of Jonesboro? I love that we have a heckuva team here in Northeast Arkansas. Andrea, I know that you are doing the Big East, too, but is it possible that you could be at the game to decide (possibly) the Sun Belt? Also, which Non-AQ coach do you think has a greater chance of taking the reins in Oxford, Freeze or Fedora?
Andrea Adelson (4:09 PM)
I am sorry I will not be there, but you know I will be paying attention! Mike Leach ring a bell?
Darren (Walnut Creek, CA)
Just when Pat Hill things couldn't get any worse, his Fresno State team trailed -- at home, no less -- 41-7 against Louisiana Tech midway thru the 3rd quarter Saturday. It was so bad only about 500 fans were in the stadium during the fourth quarter (and most of those were band members). Considering the magnitude of this disastrous season, what do you think went wrong? Fresno State has been bad in all phases of the game.
Andrea Adelson (4:11 PM)
Boy, Darren, I really thought after the bye Fresno might be able to turn things around. How disappointing to lose that way. I really wish I knew what has gone wrong. I am sure Pat Hill wishes he knew, too. Clearly there are major problems on defense, which seem to be a continual problem. When you rank DEAD last in turnover margin, that is a major problem, too.
Andrea, what do you think the two keys are for Boise in the game this Saturday afternoon? Don't need a prediction, but what are the two or three most important things for them to do to get a Win in your opinion?
Andrea Adelson (4:13 PM)
No prediction? I am getting off easy! This has been a physical game in the last 2 meetings, so Boise State has got to be the more physical team, No. 1. No. 2 they have to find a way to contain a pretty excellent running duo from TCU. No. 3 I know Boise hasn't had a huge deep threat this year, BUT there will be opportunities for deep passes on this secondary and the Broncos have got to take advantage of those.
Does TCU have a chance against Boise?
Andrea Adelson (4:13 PM)
Certainly. The last 2 games were decided by a combined 8 points.
If Houston remains undefeated and puts a beat down on Southern Miss in the C-USA Championship, do you rank Houston above Boise?
Andrea Adelson (4:13 PM)
An undefeated Boise? No.
Tyler (Ogden Utah)
Boise also beat 1st place Nevada, Toledo and Tulsa.
AFA did not turn out to be the "Black Horse" MWC champion that some where feeling at the beginning of the season. While they are solid as a team, do you feel that they still hold the upper hand from a greatly improved Wyoming team? Who takes that game this weekend?
Andrea Adelson (4:15 PM)
You are right, but I would not say the team has been a disappointment. They won the CIC trophy for a second straight year, and that is hugely important. To me this game is a toss up. I know Air Force has been banged up a little bit, but I still think the Falcons have a slight edge playing at home. Wyoming has had a terribly difficult time stopping the run this year so that also plays to Air Force's advantage.
AA, what is the more impressive stat for Kellen Moore, the number of wins or the lack of losses?
Andrea Adelson (4:16 PM)
Doesn't the number of wins indicate there is a lack of losses?
Andrea, what are your overall thoughts on BYU from your perspective of distance? For those of us in Provo, this season has been like a soap opera, from the under-performance of the offense to the benching of Jake Heaps, to the calls for Doman and Bronco's heads to the conference realignment. Crazy.
Andrea Adelson (4:18 PM)
Well it certainly has been an interesting year, that is for sure. I don't think anybody expected a BCS berth this year, but then again, I don't think anybody expected Heaps to struggle the way he did. BYU is going back to a bowl game and will have a shot at a 10-win season but it certainly doesn't feel that way, does it? I am interested in what happens in the future for BYU, both with conference realignment and at QB. Is Heaps able to bounce back or will one of the younger guys step up? How is Bronco going to handle that moving forward? I still feel as if this team does not have an offensive identity, and that is a problem.
tim c (houston)
What needs to happen for Houston to get to a BCS bowl besides winning out the rest of the season? Easiest way would be for Boise State to lose once, but is there a scenario where both could make it to a BCS game?
Andrea Adelson (4:19 PM)
I just don't see Houston being taken over an at-large team from the SEC or Big Ten or Big 12 or even Pac-12.
Any thoughts to the TCU Boise game being moved to Boise, because TCU was leaving the MWC and now Boise is on the verge of leaving...should Boise pack their bags and head to Texas for the weekend?
Andrea Adelson (4:20 PM)
Well it is too late to do that, isn't it? But I disagreed with this decision when it was made. I thought it was spiteful.
Andrea, What your score prediction of the BSU TCU game?
Andrea Adelson (4:20 PM)
Dern I did not get off easy! Boise State 30, TCU 20.
Why does Boise get so much more credit than Houston, when both teams' strength of schedule is nearly the same?
Andrea Adelson (4:21 PM)
Nearly the same? Boise State computer average: 4. Houston: 13.
Tyler (Ogden Utah)
If BSU. BYU and AFA join the Big West, wouldnt at that point it make sense for the MWC to just take the other WAC teams and call it good? Its not like NMSU or Idaho will stop them from BCS status then. Might as well get everyone.
Andrea Adelson (4:22 PM)
It sounds as if that is the direction the MW will go, Utah State and San Jose State have been mentioned.
Gary (Bakersfield, CA)
Derek Carr has been very inconsistent this season at Fresno State. Do you think he is part of the problem? Everything thought the program would be great with him at the helm but he's obviously not getting the job done. Do you think Hill is holding him back or do you think he's one of the reasons people are complaining so much about Hill?
Andrea Adelson (4:23 PM)
The guy is in his first year as a starter, should he not be given at least a little break here? I don't know that he was expected to come in and dominate as a first-year starter.
Sam (Salt Lake City)
I know BYU is very private about their business deals, but Tom Holmoe (as well as church leadership) has repeatedly made unofficial comments to local media in casual interviews since summer that they will never place the institution in another situation that is fiscally unsound, and where their message is suppressed. I assume that means they'll never give up rights to BYUtv. Considering these comments, why would the program consider accepting an invitation to the Big East? BCS aside, which I'm guessing those at a private religious institution sees as corrupt and unfair anyway, how is the school better off than where they are now? I don't buy the idea that money and fame drive this school, as we saw with the Brandon Davies incident last year.
Andrea Adelson (4:24 PM)
If you read the comments Bronco Mendenhall made earlier this week, the short-term benefit would be being in an AQ conference. But there are clearly concerns there because nobody knows what the BCS is going to look like in the next cycle, and BYUtv is non-negotiable from the school's perspective.
Brett (Logan, UT)
What are your thoughts about the Utah State win in Hawaii? Obviously, you did NOT see that coming. But where do you think this will send Utah State for the rest of the season?
Andrea Adelson (4:27 PM)
I did not, though I probably should have considering how poorly Hawaii has played this season. I am just glad Chuckie Keeton is OK. I still think this team can get to bowl eligibility -- San Jose State, Idaho and New Mexico State are all winnable games. Nevada is much harder obviously. But the Spartans and NMS Aggies are playing much better, so I think it is going to be difficult to get to six wins. Still, it's possible and a win over Hawaii certainly builds confidence and momentum going into this week. I would pick Utah State over San Jose State.
Patterson said that he expects BSU to run up the score....but that is not the way Coach Pete does it....what do you think? I think it is the right time and game for BSU to run it up but most forget how close TCU and BSU play each other. Lastly who do you think will win?
Andrea Adelson (4:28 PM)
No, I do not think Boise State will run up the score. Chris Petersen never has, and I don't see why he would start now. Boise State has had to impress voters before, and he has held to his principles.
Hi Andrea. Can you let Rocky in Fresno, CA know that last week I was pretty hard on Taylor Martinez but he slung it around pretty good against Northwestern (even though we lost) the motion is not pretty but if he can hit the receivers like he did last week, I might warm up to the guy! Have a great one! GBR!
Andrea Adelson (4:28 PM)
Rocky if you are out there ...
joseph (Bakersfield, California)
If Georgia makes it to the SEC Championship game Does that help Boise State chance to get to the title game
Andrea Adelson (4:29 PM)
I think Boise needs the human voters on its side. So I am not sure how much Georgia in the SEC title game helps.
What if the dominoes fall a certain way (Stanford and Oklahoma St. both lose), would Boise St. finally make it to the game or would it be a rematch between either Oregon or Alabama vs. LSU? Which would you rather see?
Andrea Adelson (4:30 PM)
You are forgetting about Oklahoma! I really think there would be a rematch before Boise State gets in, the way the rankings are right now. But perhaps the voters will change their minds later in the season to avoid an inevitable rematch. Just because they vote one way today doesn't mean they vote that way in December.
You have been saying this over and over again that Boise State this year is not better than last years team. But guess what, same goes for LSU, Alabama and many other teams. Why do you think that last year even matters this year?
Andrea Adelson (4:30 PM)
It doesn't matter. I was asked my opinion. And by the way, LSU is better than last year. So is Alabama.
Is the TCU game Moore's "Heisman Moment oppotunity"?
Andrea Adelson (4:31 PM)
I think if Boise goes undefeated he goes to New York. So I am not sure if this is a "Heisman Moment" opportunity. I mean how much more does the guy need to do to impress people?
Andrea, why are you not writing about the corruption if Bama gets a rematch vs LSU? The nation, not in the SEC, will boycott the BCS Title game if Bama gets to play LSU again! Talk about Corruption... already getting SEC bias getting automatically entered in for every title game and then even more this year securing only a SEC can win it all by only playing vs each other. I myself would rather see BSU play vs Bama. And that is saying a lot as I am a Duck and thus hate BSU. Don't you agree Andrea? (if so write about how the nation would be screwed by a Bama-LSU rematch with Bama not even winning their Conference, but division as well. And how a couple years ago Less Miles said no team that wins a Conference should get in. However now he is a hypocrite and welcomes it. Why is because he states a Law, only when it benefits his team- working the voters to get in(which worked btw) but this year, he changed his tune. What a Hypocrite!)
Andrea Adelson (4:32 PM)
Corruption, huh? If you have read my chats and opinions, then you know I am all about the undefeated teams getting an opportunity for a national championship. I am not in favor of a rematch. They say the great thing about college football without a playoff is that "every game matters." Well, Alabama had its chance and it lost. Now go to the back of the line.
Adam Nettina (Wintergreen, VA)
Andrea,Navy finally got its act together on offense against Troy, with a gutsy return by Kriss Proctor coming back from a dislocated elbow. They've got a tall task with SMU this week but then again the Ponies have made mistakes to. I know the 'D' will struggle containing Line, but do you have a prediction for this game?
Andrea Adelson (4:33 PM)
Oh man. I just do not see how the D slows SMU down. Going with the Ponies.
What do you think is the most flawed and misunderstood perception that people have about Boise State: 1. That they are going out of their way to make sure their own schedule is not too challenging (I think it is the other way around and they can't find top teams as willing takers), 2. That they are not a deep team and would wear down against an Alabama or LSU or Stanford, 3. That they are not as good this year as they were last year?
Andrea Adelson (4:35 PM)
Definitely No. 1. I think even Chris Petersen would say right now his team last year was better than this one. That doesn't mean you win all your games (ahem Nevada), but there was more talent at key positions. Anyway, what I hear the most is that Boise does not want to play people, that they like having an easy schedule. I hear that more than they are not a deep team. What people hate most about Boise is its conference affiliation, and the "lack of a challenging" nonconference sked.
What do you see as the projected AQ conferences after the end of this BCS cycle? I don't see things changing at all, especially with the MWC and other non-AQ conferences being particularly weak this year.
Andrea Adelson (4:36 PM)
Pablo, Chuck Neinas had some interesting comments today, in which he thought there was a chance AQ would be eliminated all together. That would certainly throw conference realignment for a loop, wouldn't it? Here is what he said:http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/6270202/33203093
Speaking of AFA, it sounds like they are having some serious concerns about going to the BE-West Division. While the money is around 2x more plus the AQ bid, the extra costs incurred plus finding a new home for non-football sports are making them give this a good lookover. In your gut do you think they stay in the MWC with a solid football conference that they can compete in (plus a good ranking in bball for both women and men), or do they attempt the BE route?
Andrea Adelson (4:38 PM)
Josh, I wish I had a read on this. I think there is some definite trepidation among all the West schools for the reasons you just mentioned. I think it is so hard for them to sit here and make a decision when there are no guarantees about what the BCS is going to look like in the next cycle. You are right the extra $$$ will be nice, but you will be splitting up your athletic department and really not having much of a football identity. Think about it -- games against Rutgers and UConn? My.
Eric (Larkspur, CA)
I've been thinking about who's the best football coach in the country, and I keep coming back to Boise State's Chris Petersen. In comparing Petersen with Saban, look at what's been accomplished given the "talent" each of these guys has to work with. Heck, Saban got top-tier players knocking on his office door, whereas Petersen has to search for prospects, then coach them up. Your thoughts?
Andrea Adelson (4:39 PM)
Absolutely. Chris Petersen is regarded among his peers as one of the best in the country. You are right about the talent. But also when you watch Boise play, his teams are always disciplined and simply put -- well coached. The success with turning walk ons into starters cannot be said enough, either. Why do you think Stanford wanted to hire him last year? His name will come up again this year, too.
Will (Boston, MA)
Now that it's been proven that FRANK'S TANKS > "THE FIGHTIN' ADDAZIOS!"...do you think Ohio will win out and get to Detroit?
Andrea Adelson (4:40 PM)
Man, I was so close to getting that one right! I would be surprised if Ohio fails to win out. Given the schedule, FRANK's TANKS should make it into the MAC title game against the HARNISH HUSKIES.
Andrea, you cover the BE and the NQ's. If you were in charge how would you decide to give the automatic qualifer to?
Andrea Adelson (4:41 PM)
I actually am not in favor of AQ.
in a playoff system, boise state most definitly deserves a chance to play for a national championship and I hope to see that one day. But when only two schools can get chosen, how can Boise possibly deserve a spot over a 1-loss SEC school? I'm sorry, but 1-loss in the SEC, PAC10, and Big10 are far more impressive to me then the MWC.
Andrea Adelson (4:43 PM)
OK I understand the SEC argument (I guess) but you cannot sit here and say a one-loss team from the Big Ten and Pac-12 are more impressive. Have you seen those conferences play this year???? Oregon got worked by LSU but the Ducks are more impressive? The Ben Ten has who exactly in the Top 10? C'mon now.
if Houston finishes undefeated and Boise State loses to TCU, does Houston finish ahead of BSU
Andrea Adelson (4:44 PM)
Great question, Manny. I think that all falls to the voters since Houston's computer average is not as strong. Where would the voters slot Boise State? I am inclined to believe right around 10, which is where Houston is so we will have to wait and see.
Do you think Coach Pete turns down all offers that may come his way?
Andrea Adelson (4:44 PM)
For now but remember there is an AD change and he wants certain things accomplished when it comes to facilities and fundraising. If that stuff starts to slide, maybe he looks elsewhere. Who knows.
My feeling is that this team is better than last years except for the loss of Johnson in the secondary. I feel that Shoemaker is just as good as Titus Young, not as explosive, and Matt Miller, by his senior year will make everyone forget about Austin Petis. Except for Jeron Johnson being gone, I think this team is better. Not scoring as many points, but I feel that is because of the change in offensive coordinator.
Andrea Adelson (4:45 PM)
Well you cannot say "except" for! And I disagreed that Shoemaker is as good as Titus Young. Matt Miller is not as good as Pettis today, forget about 3 years from now.
Would you want to see Houston and Boise State play one another in a BCS bowl? I know this would most likely take all of the at-large spots, but would it be worth watching if they were both undefeated going into the game?
Andrea Adelson (4:46 PM)
Heck no. I want to see the non-AQs play against an AQ in a BCS game. Boise State vs. TCU in 2010 did absolutely nothing for either school.
Speaking of rematches, why wouldn't Oregon be more in line for a rematch than Alabama. If they win out they will have played a marginally less difficult schedule, but they would have won their conference, would have a more impressive win (at Stanford) and they at least lost to LSU at a neutral site as opposed to at home? I'm a BSU fan, so I think Boise should go if they are 12-0, but Oregon strikes me as the best 1 potential 1 loss team if Boise (and Oklahoma State) stumble.
Andrea Adelson (4:47 PM)
I still think that it could be Oklahoma. But certainly Oregon is right in the mix. It really all depends on how the voters vote at the end of the year.
Haha @ Melissa
Danny (Las Vegas)
As of today 27 BCS schools have all passed on Mike Leach since his firing. Do you believe he'll coach at a BCS schools for his next job or start in the non-AQ ranks. I'm hoping New Mexico is able to land him. Thanks.
Andrea Adelson (4:48 PM)
I have heard his name tossed around already for the Ole Miss job. I think New Mexico is an absolute long-shot. I just do not think enough is in place there for somebody to win right away, from a facilities and $$$ standpoint. Not to mention it is a tough place to recruit.
Chuck (AQ central)
At Andrea - We both know that was because the AQ conferences were trying to protect their babies.
Andrea Adelson (4:49 PM)
You're darn straight. Better not happen again this year. That really ticked me off two years ago!
Hey Andrea, just a quick question. With The Lonestar Showdown disappearing from our national Thanksgiving day routine, which two teams (from anywhere, any conference) would you like to see matched up on Turkey day as an annual tradition?
Andrea Adelson (4:50 PM)
Consider we are a Detroit Lions family, I am tuned in to the NFL on Thanksgiving Day! But I think it would have to be a national rivalry, maybe even Notre Dame, to draw people to the game. Not sure anybody can take the spot, though. That was an iconic game.
I'm a UNLV fan and while I want to give the Rebels credit for how they came out in the first half. I must say I was not as impressed with Boise and how UNLV pushed them around on the lines in the first half.
Andrea Adelson (4:51 PM)
First half. How about second half? I just think Boise was not really into the game, plain and simple.
Andrea, several "analysts" have now turned Coach Pete's pulling of Kellen Moore early in most of BSU's games as an argument in support of their contention that Boise's SOS/"body of work" is undeserving of NCG consideration. What are your thoughts, has pulling Moore early hurt BSU with human voters?
Andrea Adelson (4:52 PM)
I don't see why this is any different than last year. Pete always does that, and I would, too. My No. 1 concern would be protecting Kellen and getting his backups game experience to prepare them for life after KM.
Matthew (Houston, TX)
With all the talk about Houston's strength of schedule (and other non-AQ schools), is there any public information on all the schools that declined playing them? In other words, who is actually willing to play a Boise or Houston, and who avoids these matchups?
Andrea Adelson (4:53 PM)
Most of the scheduling discussions are done behind closed doors, and we don't know who turns down what opportunities unless they are publicly known. So it is hard to say who has turned down chances to play both those schools.
Andrea, Why is the Big East not looking at Tulsa as an option for expansion. Their program has been in and out of the top 25, and consistently one of the best 3 teams in C-USA the past 6-7 years, and has renovated the basiclly the whole campus since joining C-USA?
Andrea Adelson (4:54 PM)
I think the reason for SMU and Houston is getting entry into Texas (also credentials for HOU). The reason for BYU/AFA/Boise is so they can be football-only members and boost AQ. What does Tulsa add to either geography/TV sets/AQ? I think the BE will take full members in Texas but not from elsewhere.
Andrea Adelson (4:55 PM)
Elsewhere meaning West of Texas.
Trent (Layton, UT)
I know winning in the SEC is tough (most of the time) but I would say BSU has more pressure. If Bama or LSU beat a bad Ole Miss or Tenn team by 3 it's ok because it is the SEC, IF BSU doesn't win by 50 every week everyone wants to discount them. Which is more pressure?
Andrea Adelson (4:56 PM)
I think it is hard to measure the levels of pressure. Both teams face an inordinate amount. The level of play is better in the SEC, and teams are gunning for you each week in that conference. Same for Boise State. You are right, the Broncos get judged way more harshly if they don't blow teams out, but there really is nothing they can do. It is obvious perception about Boise is not going to change unless they get an invite into the SEC and that is not going to happen!
@Juan Great question! Lots of talk here in Texas about a replacement game. I'd personally love to see an annual USC/Notre Dame or Ohio St/Michigan game.
Andrea Adelson (4:57 PM)
Zak those were actually the first 2 that came to mind. I don't think Ohio State/Michigan would happen, though, because of the Lions.
But Boise can't have down halves and expect to place in the NCG ...
Andrea Adelson (4:57 PM)
You're right. No margin for error.
What are Rick Stockstill's chances of holding on to his job now that MT has crashed? Has this year's record impacted chances of getting into CUSA for the Blue Raiders? With the biggest TV market, best overall sports program in SunBelt in 7 of the last 11 years, and proximity to major airport and location aren't they perfect fit for CUSA now that ;3 CUSA teams are leaving for BE?
Andrea Adelson (4:59 PM)
Rick Stockstill has done great things there but this is 2 subpar seasons in a row. Does that mean the administration makes a change? Your guess is as good as mine. I would imagine his seat is a bit toasty today. As for C-USA, I have heard Louisiana Tech and New Mexico State as possible additions. Not sure where else the conference will turn.
Andrea,2 questions in one here... 1) who do you like in the USM vs. UCF game this weeked? 2) do you think USM will be able to hold on to Coach Fedora if we keep on winning?
Andrea Adelson (5:01 PM)
Southern Miss. UCF never plays well against the Golden Eagles. ... I think Larry Fedora's name will absolutely be mentioned, but not sure if it will happen this year. I think it would have to be an opportunity at an AQ conference and not a lateral move. I saw somebody asked about Ole Miss earlier. Not sure the Rebels would dip into the non-AQ ranks, but you never know. He obviously has recruiting ties in the area and has been an assistant in the SEC.
Andrea Adelson (5:01 PM)
OK guys and gals, thanks for joining me today! See you again next week.