Well it helps when you have a couple of Regents that want to continue football. Plus you consider the money they have already put into the program. In all honesty, I wouldn't mind seeing them bump down a level but not at the expense of competing in the MAC. If they went Division 1AA, they're closed competition would be the Missouri or Ohio Valley Conferences which would mean alot more travel on their part....so probably little savings. And they do have some bright spots in their football program....granted those are few and far between.
Personally, I think they are moving in the right direction with Coach Creighton.