How do you know when you're rock-bottom as an FBS conference? The Big Sky Conference commissioner drops bombs on you:
Less than 24 hours after the WAC decided its expansion would only include basketball-member Seattle and the conference would play the 2012 season with just seven football team, the critics started to emerge.
But one critic, Big Sky commissioner Doug Fullerton, actually rejoiced in the WAC's inability to increase its football status. Perhaps that's because several of the teams the WAC courted came from his conference.
Fullerton told the Idaho Statesman that the WAC contacted six of his schools -- Montana, Montana State, Cal Poly, UC Davis, Sacramento State and Portland State -- and that each turned the ebbing conference down.
WAC commissioner Karl Benson told media Tuesday that several FCS schools wouldn't make the jump because they didn't have the financial capability to do so. Fullerton claims it's because his teams know their current conference is in a better position than the new WAC.
"It's not that we're not ready to move," Fullerton told the paper. "We've got schools that are ready to move if they get a good proposal. They could move and make it very easily. Not being ready to move is not correct."
"We're in a better place than the WAC is."