Thanks to CFT, we now have word that the 1st true football superconference is the real deal, and it wasn't the SEC, Big-12 or even Big East who did it. I have a gut feeling that the BE just lost their Auto bid if this thing comes together AND Boise St. decides to stay.
According to the article in the link above, they plan to make them conferences into basically divisions, have them play through the year, then have a series of playoff games leading up to their own conference championship. This idea is both crazy, and awesome, and might actually make their games even more fun to watch randomly late at night when your bored on a Saturday night and too drunk to bother changing the channels.
Needless to say, the BE looks to be doomed for eternity now to no longer be a football conference, and I have a feeling that we shall soon see the Huskies Mascot tying up the BU mascot and forcing their way into the ACC. It will be interesting to see what becomes of the BE's remaining schools, and whether any of the teams who will getting invites will even bother to take the time to read them. Of course, the BE and MAC could decide to pull their own mega merger and try to preserve their auto-bid that way. Lets just say that I feel better and better by the day about us making the move to the ACC to protect 'Cuses chances at an auto-bid if we get to that level of team again in a new conference.