Brandon led the team to its third bowl under his tenure, losing to Tulsa, 63–7, in the GMAC Bowl. Coming into the 2008 season, the Falcons were picked to be the beast of the MAC East and were projected to reach the MAC Championship Game as well as their second straight bowl game.
Bolstered by the success of the previous season, the league added six teams to reach 24 in total. There were also the usual franchise movements. Team Hawaii became the Tulsa Roughnecks, the Las Vegas Quicksilver became the San Diego Sockers, the Connecticut Bicentennials became the Oakland Stompers and the St.
Hornbuckle became a starter in 2009, and moved with the franchise to Tulsa in 2010. She was traded to the Minnesota Lynx halfway through the season, where she served as a backup to starting point guard Lindsay Whalen.