So happy they dropped the Co's. Sucks for the guys that fished it, but as a fan it's best. The tournament went from basically 400 anglers to 200. Weigh In's will be easier to watch, the lakes will fish better, and guys will be more consistent from day to day as they don't have a co catching bass off their spots. Also the Costa's won't have any trouble getting Co's now.
I agree, I don't see any negative to this other than the handful of guys that fish the whole tour as a CO. You will probably see a lot less FLW guys moving to the Elites now.
Marshall program is better than BASS because you at least have a chance at winning $2500/event and a boat at the end of the season.
Entries for Costa will increase on both ends of the boat from guys not able to qualify for the tour now. Not to mention this schedule is great!