Old Timer / Unofficial Contributor for 25+ years
- Aug 26, 2011
If BC did block UConn, that means UConn was in play. So they could have been ahead of us in the pecking order. Maybe we we have something to thank BC (and Miami?) for.
Herbst: "... but that was a long time ago. The school president has been replaced, we're getting a new athletic director. Hell (oops, did I say that?), even the state's attorney general is different. You've just got to let us in."
Good Post. business 101- never burn a bridge, pretty basic rule. UCONN made their bedI don't know what Fr. Healy is going to say in response, but he might think:
This is the University that sued me (personally, I think) BC and the ACC, driven by that scumbag Blumenthal, who was the AG but who is now a US Senator from Connecticut. That's hardly "gone".
This is the same University whose students pelted that BC student bus with bottles after our last game at their place.
This is the same crowd that has been calling me a liar and worse for 8 years.
This is the same University whose Hall of Fame basketball coach said he'd never play BC again.
My experience with the Irish --- and Healy is Irish -- is that they aren't real big on "letting bygones be bygones" Irish Alzheimers is where you forget everything but the grudges.
After their last game in the Big East, their AD said it had been an extremely difficult time that he wouldn't want to go through again. He laughed at the prospect of ever scheduling UConn again.
You reap just what you sow.
Agree that holding out for ND is the strategy, at least for the time being. Since none of the other potential superconferences are at 16 or look like they are goin there any time soon there is no rush. It is pretty apparant that the jump from 14 to 16 wo ND can be done at any time. I would view UConn as the next best available school out there in the geographical area, but they have nowhere near the clout of the Irish, and if we eventually lost them it would be no big deal.Why would BC, SU or Pitt want them in? The longer they wait the better.
Combine a much lamer BE with P and his rancid offense, boneheadedness, and sideline persona and they are headed down.
ACC should hold out for ND and the more remote chance of TX until its a HELL NO.
What's the likelihood of the other ACC members rising up in support of adding UConn? Pretty small I think.If the other 11 ACC members want UConn in, then UConn gets in.
What's the likelihood of the other ACC members rising up in support of adding UConn? Pretty small I think..
what have we learned boys and girls?? You never burn bridges! you never know what will happen down the road.
So SU leaving the BE because they want no part of Uconn...hmmmm...I think not.This is old news. There's no question that BC wanted no part of UConn the first time around. That's one of the reasons it joined the ACC, and it's one of the reasons why SU is joining the ACC now; SU wants to separates themselves from UConn and Rutgers. However, I don't think it's as big of factor as it was when BC left for the ACC.
What's the likelihood of the other ACC members rising up in support of adding UConn? Pretty small I think.
There's also this question of territorial rights. Hasn't USF been blocking CFL to the Big East because of the impact that would have on their "territory"?
Swofford is the guy who is most likely calling the shots. And UConn named him individually and personally in that Law Suit.
I'd prefer UConn to Rutgers ... but I think UConn has a uphill battle because of the history. You reap what you sow.