Excellent point except for the fact that USF exists because it is an academic institution not an athletic one. USF has not floundered under her leadership, USF has excelled and, just like when CJL, CSH and others got run out on a rail we will be worse off without her. Yes, USF struggles in football, sort of, and struggles in basketball, sort of, but this school excels in so many ways, which unfortunately for the rest of us, the loudest football first fans find unimportant.
But the older I get the more I understand that it is impossible for an 20 year old to have an appropriate perspective. If we haven't won a championship for 5 years, that is 25% of a 20 year old's life, its difficult to get out of the mindset that USF has and will always be a terrible place for athletics. But if you're 50, that's 10% of your life and you are able to remember the times when we were worse (no football). So although I can see the point from the other side, it is a flawed perspective that can only be realized with time.
And speaking of sports on TV, I've been watching women's basketball on TV all day, last I checked we were pretty good in that and take away UCONN who knows what was possible. The Notre Dames and South Carolinas of the world are thrilled that UConn is not in their conference.