Last week we told you about June Jones calling for "out of the box" thinking for the future of football for the "have nots" in the FBS. In all honesty, he was right about the need for creative thinking; but the idea he suggested (moving games for the non power five conferences to the spring) just wasn't the right one.
As CFT points out, three of the 5 "non power 5" conference commisioners came out vehemently opposed to the idea June proposed. Clearly folks, this isn't happening.
Well today, June issued a statement to clarify that his suggestion was his own, and not that of his employer or their conference...apparently the suggestion wasn't well received by some.
“My recent comments about the non-’Group of Five’ conferences possibly moving their football seasons to the spring were my own, and not those of SMU or the American Athletic Conference. Not being in one of these leagues creates unique challenges, and requires us to think out of the box. My comments were an example of this, and, I hope, triggered others to do so as well.
“Our conference experienced a great deal of national success in its first season. Two teams were ranked in the top 15 of the final AP poll and five were selected for bowl games. At SMU, we strive for that same level of success and will compete for American Athletic Conference Championships. We want to compete with and beat teams from the “Group of Five.”
June shouldn't be roasted for suggesting the need for creative thinking. Let's move on folks.