Conference USA and the Mountain West had a great idea -- get together and form a nationwide football-only super-conference that was sure to get an automatic BCS bid for its champion and good TV money.

Only problem was, they talked to the Big East about it.

Losing teams and in danger of losing its automatic bid, the Big East decided to procure the idea for themselves...along with the best football schools from the MWC and C-USA.

So long, suckas!