USM, C-USA brace for change in football landscape

Officials from C-USA schools have expressed their desire to improve each of their schools’ standing in athletics. The ultimate goal for each school is to earn placement in a conference that has an automatic bid to the BCS bowl series.

“Any school would want to play at the highest level,” Saunders said. “That’s what I’m seeing among other schools and USM is no exception. We’re doing everything we can to position ourselves to play at a high level.