QUOTE(Frog_Fan71 @ Apr 25 2010, 08:36 PM)
Do not be so quick to dismiss them. Even with meager resources and revenues, SMU has done more with less and in far less time than Baylor has. I'd say SMU in the MWC after Boise, but before anyone else. With the MWC cred factor and June Jones recruiting, they would help elevate the conference talent-wise, faster than any other school in the league, save TCU, BYU and Utah. This also would help immensely with the overall conference standings.
They are already in in the metroplex. If they get good, and I do mean really good, then the only thing in the Big-12 that would rival the TCU-SMU game would be Texas-OU.
To snub your nose at them simply because they are SMU is foolish and makes you sound no better than a arrogant Baylor grad. At one time in history, the TCU-SMU game really meant something. Not just in Texas, but on a National level. It could be that way again. It is an old traditional rivalry with loads of history and some of the most legendary players in college football. It could be that way again.
Just food for thought.
As an aside. I very much believe that SMU has hired their own Gary Patterson in June Jones.
I'm not snubbing my nose at anything. I'm looking at facts. SMU has had 1 winning season in the past 14 years. Fact. They average less than 20K to their games. Fact.
You want to compare SMU to Baylor? Who cares about Baylor? Why?? You were comparing SMU to Fresno State
, remember? And I posted facts that show that Fresno is far ahead of SMU.
I like SMU. Always have. My dad went there. But facts are facts and nothing can take away the fact
that SMU has been TERRIBLE for a very long time. Fresno State has at least built up a solid, consistent program and earned consideration. What the hell do you think SMU is going to do when June Jones leaves?