You might be right about it taking a few years to dominate C-USA. I just think our moment to strike may be sooner due to having Salter at the helm and most of the key pieces returning. Add a few really good D Line transfers and a linebacker or two and a little more depth everywhere else. Maybe a go to receiver and this team could run through our schedule. Of course that’s very very hypothetical.
C-USA likely improves a bit going forward too. Combine that with us potentially winning with style points and I think it may be easier to be the top G5 in following years.
You have a good point too about Chadwell being seemingly committed to being here as recruits won’t be worried as much as they were under Hugh Freeze.
I’m hopeful that we can have a Boise State in the WAC type run that they had in the 2000s.
Is there a specific G5 that you think has a better shot at the CFP than us? Tulane maybe… but they have a lot of tougher games and need to win their conference. There’s no clear cut favorite in the Sun Belt either.
Either way, my point is that is what I’d be selling to get talented transfers in right now. The next year may be our year with the right pieces in place, especially if it’s the top 6 conference winners still next year as that would open two G5 slots. Remember, it’s the top 2 G5 conference winners, not just top 2 highest ranked.
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