My Old Dominion Monarchs will be leaving the friendly confines of the CAA for C-USA after next season. This will move their 3 year old football program to the FBS and eliminate so many of the fun in state rivalries the CAA helped create. In fact, the CAA could be in some serious trouble. VCU is gone to the A10, Georgia State to the SunBelt and George Mason was hoping to go with VCU to the A10. Rumors are that they are still looking around as well as James Madison according to other speculation. I think it's a good move for ODU athletics overall, they are seemingly following E Carolina's progression route to a T and are doing so with plenty of private booster support to help ensure their facilities are top notch. It will likely take a little while to adjust, especially in football, but I think the basketball program can glide right into being competitive. Blaine Taylor's name comes up every offseason on coaching wish lists and he's got a good class coming in this year. Taylor Heinicke was fabulous as a true freshman at qb once he became the starter, even leading ODU to the FCS playoffs. HC Bobby Wilder is a really good coach too, but I fear if ODU continues to succeed that someone will offer him a much more lucrative job that he won't be able to pass up. It also doesn't hurt that ODU's backdoor, front door and any side doors all lead to Hampton Roads, a recruiting hotbed for almost any sport.