Conference-USA has found a way to keep moving forward, even after losing so many schools due to realignment around college football in recent weeks.

On Friday, C-USA announced that it will be adding Jacksonville State, Liberty, New Mexico State and Sam Houston State beginning on July 1, 2023. Those programs will join the 3 schools that are likely to be the only ones remaining in the conference — Florida International, Louisiana Tech and UTEP.

“We are incredibly excited about adding these four new members and feel there is tremendous upside in these moves for our conference,” Conference USA Commissioner Judy MacLeod said in a statement. “This is a quality mix of established and emerging universities that provides us with a compelling group to continue to build with, focusing on competing for and winning championships well into the future. We have been deliberate in our efforts for the past few weeks to get us to this point and will continue to evaluate and consider our additional options for membership.”

However, C-USA may not be done adding, considering it will still likely have only 7 schools when 2023 arrives. According to Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports, the conference will be seeking an eighth member, with UConn and UMass being considered as options.

Conference USA has lost 6 schools to the AAC (Charlotte, Florida Atlantic, North Texas, Rice, UAB and UTSA) and 3 to the Sun Belt (Marshall, Old Dominion and Southern Miss). It’s also been reported that Middle Tennessee State and Western Kentucky will likely be joining the MAC.

So C-USA is going to look much different in the near future. But after losing so many schools, there was uncertainty whether it would even be able to continue. Now, it’s already in much better shape.