I’m a conference curmudgeon. From my point of view, college football at the FBS level is leaving tradition behind in the pursuit of money. Teams that were long-standing rivals over decades—even over a century in some cases—are separating. Why? So the conference they move to can have a new TV market, and so they can have a guaranteed cut of that increased revenue.
It seems that for many of these programs, the grass is always greener in the other conference (even when it’s not FieldTurf).