Other quotes from the WAC Football Preview

HSB Note: “Benson touted the WAC’s recent stability during his remarks yesterday, citing five years of steady membership and he foresees at least five more with the current nine-team alignment.”

About how they will not expand, WAC Commissioner Karl Benson said that the WAC Board of Directors and Athletic Directors met in June and:
“put to rest the notion the WAC is interested in going to 10 teams.” (HSB)

About BSU wanting to go to the MWC, Benson said that he is in contact with MWC commissioner Craig Thompson and he doesn’t:
“sense there’s the momentum by the Mountain West. It appears they’re satisfied with their existing membership.” (HSB)

About how it was “unfortunate” that the MWC campaigned against the BCS on its own terms this offseason, Benson said:
“It was disappointing. … It did create some angst, yet we all recognize what they were attempting to do was needed. We just wish there had been more inclusion in how they did it.” (HSB)

HSB Note: “One means of generating funds is playing road games against big-name opponents for big paydays. It’s a strategy San Jose State is following and one Louisiana Tech is shifting away from. SJSU opens at USC this season and has road games against Alabama, Wisconsin and Utah next year.”

About playing at USC to open this season, Dick Tomey said:
“(Playing USC) is a good challenge. I see it as a real opportunity also. If you’re a golfer you’d love a chance to play at Augusta. Now it might tear you a new one, but you can’t wait to tee it up.” (HSB)

About how he doesn’t want to schedule one-time road games (for pay days) and wants to move to home-and-home deals, La Tech head coach and AD Derek Dooley said:
“Although it’s appealing when the check comes in, it’s not my belief that’s the best way to build a program.” (HSB)

HSB Note: “Fresno State has a typically challenging nonconference schedule with games at Wisconsin, Cincinnati and Illinois.”

About Fresno State’s tough schedule, Fresno State WR Marlon Moore said:
“What would Fresno State be without a tough schedule?” (HSB)



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