Ill flame wrote: ↑June 3rd, 2023, 11:34 pm
That's because it is crazy but "crazy" has been the norm since LU was founded. Personally I would rather take that $400 million and at least double the on campus population over the next decade. I can remember a time when everyone thought the big 12 was going to get poached by the pac 12 and/or ACC but it never happened. The Big 12 is trying to undercut the other two conferences as best they can to ensure long term stability but if they can't do that what's stopping them from getting poached again? We don't know who the third best P5 is going to be 10 years from now so it would seem like a big risk to pay a huge amount of money to a conference that might eventually become the next AAC. If that happens would the next P5 on our wishlist also demand a huge buy in? This LUO money won't last forever. Big state schools keep gaining marketshare in that area.
Honestly if we somehow bought off a P5 I wouldn't complain, I'm just playing devils advocate. There will be more opportunities to join a P5 down the road so I prefer to think about more realistic paths to achieve that goal.
Lay out the map. How do we surpass over the next 10 years ( for example ) G5 schools ( Memphis, SDSU,USF, ECU,SMU, Temple,Tulane, Rice,UNLV,Boise St.,Charlotte, UConn, etc.
when the P5 are shrinking down to 4-3 or doomsday even 2. We don’t have the TV market OR recruiting market to even surpass Kennesaw St down the road taking the G5 “earn your way route” , ALL we have at this junction is “cash” and the rest is a fancy business plan ( that even I could sale along with a check ). This is the window - now or never. Best case is beat out SDSU if ASU decides to hold out for Big 10 due to last weeks sudden AAU status. I am not claiming to try and beat out any current P5 - simply out maneuver any G5 in the next few weeks/months. Big 12 is on the come for new revenue in all shapes and sizes , ACC is desperate for cash, make LU cash a topic of conversation at the very least....