FAU President Mary Jane Saunders tells our Marcus Nelson FAU will remain in the Sun Belt Conference after not receiving an invite to new C-USA/Mtn. West league.
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The Craig Angelos legacy lives on.
He has plenty of time now to "monitor the situation"
I have not seen ANY mention of ANY additional teams being invited to the mega conference yet so I for one will still hold out hope.
A reply indicating that they have had no contact with the new conference would have sufficed. Nobody really knows what decisions will be made if, in fact, they are contacted. We shouldn't have a goal of remaining in the Sun Belt. Our goals have to be higher than that. MJ needs to follow Howard's lead on this one. The Sun Belt was always a stepping stone for him.
Saunders didn't say the goal was to remain in the Sun Belt forever, she said she believes the Mtn. West-C-USA has decided on which teams to invite and FAU is not one of them.
That's what happens when you aren't proactive in trying to get in a new league. Sitting around waiting for the phone to ring isn't going to cut it.
This news came after she discussed the matter with SBC Commissioner Karl Benson, who is very dailed-in to what's happening concering conference realignment.
Of course, some other bombshell could happen next month, but for the short term FAU is done pursuing an invitation to the CUSA/Mtn. West and will remain in the Sun Belt.
Thanks Brad. I love Signing Day. Fun day to cover.
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A very strong class. Quality player across the board.I don't think FAU football has been this deep in many years. Lots of competition come spring...