I’m curious how many tickets USF sold for the bowl game. I don’t think the Big12 will be impressed that when USF and UCF both have great years, they can draw 45k playing each other. The biggest thing holding UH back is how our attendance/community support goes two steps forward every time we have a big season and one step back every time we have a mediocre season.
TCU went 11-14 their first two years in the Big12. The Utah Utes went 18-19 their first three seasons. Both of those teams went into the P5/AQ with the same coaches that got them there and two of the three best records in the G5/non-AQ. It’s not a reach to say UH will have a couple of years of growing pains as well. We need to show all P5 conferences that we can sellout a whole season, regardless of record or opponent and are ready for expansion, regardless of P5 invite, then it will show we are ready for growing pains as well.