If the Big East schools were characters on The Office, the Syracuse Orange would be Jim Halpert and the Seton Hall Pirates would be Phyllis Lapin-Vance. Both are original castmembers but while one of them has been a consistently-featured player, the other has mostly been a background player. Storylines are written around one on them while the other exists to fill time and provide a break from the A-plot.
Good for Seton Hall for getting in on this Catholic 7 thing. It's a good move for them and I think we wish them well. Honestly, they should always have counted their blessings that they had the chance to be a Big East school rather than the Atlantic-10 fate they almost-certainly should have had.
So remember all of that when you read SHU head coach Kevin Willard's thoughts on the seven Catholic schools leaving the Big East:
"Talk to Syracuse and Pittsburgh. They started all of this. Is it bittersweet? Life changes. Someone should ask those two schools to see if they feel bad. I don’t think they care. I do, but it’s irrelevant. I think everyone here is really excited about what’s going for Seton Hall. I think it’s going to be a great opportunity for us. I think it’s a great opportunity for the league that forms. It’s an opportunity to re-brand. As a basketball coach, I’m extremely excited that something is being done for basketball."
To answer your implied questions, Kevin...
No we didn't.
No we don't.