Gotta wonder how the West Virginia football players have enjoyed those 1,100-mile-plus flights between Morgantown and Austin and Lubboch, Texas on successive weekends.
Anybody still want to trade places with West Virginia in the Big 12 Conference? How many road games would you be attending?
An unmistakeable confidence exudes from people like Tom Jurich, of the University of Louisville, and Mike Aresco, the new Commissioner, when they talk about the future of Big East Conference. No problems with basketball, baseball, volleyball and soccer, all well in hand.
Jurich has said in effect that if UofL were invited to another conference, UofL would move only for the right reasons. He says the Big East has been very good for Louisville and he’s absolutely right about that. He seems genuine and optimistic about the future of the Big East.
Jurich and Aresco are Type A personalities who thrive on developing solutions, making things work, exceeding expectations more often than not. The more we listen to them, the more optimistic they sound, the more we want to believe them, the more likely we more confident we are that they will get it done.
What they need to get done is to ensure that the Big East remains a major player in college football. They are mission-focused, highly motivated, with the kind of energy that drives highly successful people. The kind you want in your corner.
Jurich, Aresco and Jim Ramsey, another UofL mover and shaker, also happen to be members of the BCS Governing Board. They are eager for deliberations to begin.
Meanwhile, catch some of those positive vibes from Aresco’s recent visit to Boise State: