You are doing better than you would be doing if you had stayed. No question about that. You still aren't P5 level. You are surviving, not thriving. The question at hand is any other MWC going indy. Hawaii could. The rest of us need cover. I still believe BYU is better off working to elevate a conference, than disdaining to be a part of one. I don't think this is the best conference to be a member of, but the rest of us need a conference and (IMO) so does BYU.
We'll see what the future brings. The TV bubble is deflating in a hurry. I realize BYUTV isn't going anywhere, but it's not your big revenue generator either.
No teams in the MWC have a shot if they go indy, and none of them can survive if the MWC continues the stale and predictable inside the box thinking we have now. I get that presidents have the final say, but they trust conference leadership to run the conference just like they trust athletic directors to run athletic departments. We have enough history for a halfwit to see that conference leadership is incapable.
NOW, before TV negotiations begin, we need to clean house and find a new direction or we are destined to become the MAC.