I am pleased that three Sun Belt (Conference) schools could come to the aid of LSU at a time when it faces many difficulties, ... I applaud the efforts of athletic director Rick Villarreal and his counterparts to bring this to a workable solution.

The inclusion of the FAU community in the Sun Belt family will bring stability to the league and serve as a great partner for current member Florida International.

The financial backing is out there for a stadium, ... Our goal is to get it done in five years. That's a realistic timeframe.