Before there was UCF pretending it belonged with the big boys — as far as I’m concerned, Gus Malzahn should never be forgiven for empowering Danny White’s fantasy — there was Boise State. (Although to be fair, Boise State has been far more willing to schedule above its pay grade than Central Florida has.)
Anyway, there sits Boise, out there in Idaho with its blue field, surrounded by potatoes and no P5 conference even remotely interested. What’s a self-important school to do? Why, browbeat its fellow members in the Mountain West over revenue sharing.
They’ve been receiving a bigger share of TV money than other schools in the conference and now the conference is prepared to turn that spigot off. The fun part is figuring out what those mysterious options the school cites really are.
Leave the conference? If there were a P5 group willing to take BSU, they’d have gone a long time ago. Hell, I’m not sure there’s a Group of Five conference interested in stretching out that way. A lawsuit would be about as much fun as a conference search.
It all goes to show that it ain’t easy maintaining a rep as king of the dipshits.