While the Big East has been a viewed as a joke in the world of college football for quite some time, it’s never been as laughable as it’s current state and it is only going to get worse in the future. Louisville fans are cringing as Syracuse and Pittsburgh are taking flight to the ACC after this season and they have already seen West Virginia flee to the Big 12.
The Temple Owls, a team that the Big East expelled back in 2004, have taken the place of West Virginia and will play this season. Temple went 9-4 last season in the MAC and won only their fourth bowl game in history against the always tough (not really) Wyoming Cowboys.
The other teams that the Big East plans to add are Memphis, SMU, Navy, Houston, Boise State, San Diego State and UCF. The conference needs to go ahead and change it’s name to the Big Clusterfudge as there are multiple teams from out west to go along with the teams in the East.
Louisville fans expected Charlie Strong to come in a lead them to national prominence, something that they briefly tasted during the Bobby Petrino era. But their dreams of reaching those heights are currently in jeopardy as the Big East turns into Conference USA 2.0.
The Cards are already feeling the effects of being in the albatross of a conference on the recruiting trail as they have recently whiffed on two homegrown superstars.