DALLAS - FILE: John Marinatto, Big East Conference Commissioner, talks with the media after Texas Christian University accepted an invitation for full membership into The Big East Conference on November 29, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas. It was reported May 7, 2012 that Big East commissioner John Marinatto has resigned from his position. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
John Marinatto resigns as Big East commissioner (HT: Mikrino)
On Monday, Marinatto resigned as the commissioner of the Big East. Now Boise State's new found league could be headed for more upheaval. Pete Thamel talked to former Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese who suggested that the basketball schools should look to split off from the conference. That would obviously be devastating for Boise State. The conference seems to be shooting themselves in the foot lately. Yesterday Brent McMurphy reported that in April 2011 the presidents voted against a $1.4 billion deal with ESPN for nine years. That kind of cash could come in handy right about now.
Doug Fullerton believes that he could sit at a debate table and convince a lot of people that the best place for Idaho is the Big Sky. He makes a compelling argument about why for a school like Idaho, it's much better to be at the top of the FCS than the bottom of the FBS.
This is why Mike Leach is the most entertaining coach in college football.