There should be a story with the latest update on the Mountain West and BYU posted to gazette.com soon, but wanted to share this from Air Force Superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould.
While the conference is unsettled, one thing Gould does not want is to add any more conference games in football.
“From Air Force’s perspective, we don’t want any more than eight (conference) games, plus Army and Navy,” Gould said. “We need to retain the ability to have two discretionary games. Regardless of where the conference goes in size, I will continue to stand on that ground.”
Air Force is a bit different than other teams because of the annual service academy non-conference games. Then of its remaining two non-conference dates, usually one game is against a lesser opponent, and another is against a high-profile opponent (which helps Air Force financially, as well).
“We have special challenges at Air Force,” Gould said. “And with our commitment, which we will always have, to play Army and Navy – that is huge for us. We need those games for exposure and variety, to play games of our choosing. I’d never want to get locked into a league that demanded we play 12 games or something.”