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    Caption this...

    I didn’t call you back - ever- because my phone plan is maxed out- let’s talk 8/1
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    2019 AAC Football Media Days - July 15th/16th in Newport RI

    The move is driven by many factors, but notably: -to reverse declining ticket sales and waning interest in a big way. Frankly the pressure is on now for fans to return to BB games. -to avoid locking into a 12 year media contract that really isn’t much better, if at all better than what we can...
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    2019 AAC Football Media Days - July 15th/16th in Newport RI

    ;)Wow, this seems out of character for you. Maybe I have the wrong read.
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    AAC holding 5m payment in escrow

    I have not read more than four words from one of his posts in years.
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    2020 Recruiting Thread

    So the dead period ends at midnight on 7/24 and then kicks in again on midnight on 7/31. Dead period runs the entire month of August. Might see some recruiting news that week given we have the camp on 7/27...
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    AAC holding 5m payment in escrow

    I feel like its pretty much a lock we are playing AAC football in 2020. Aresco (not mad) is not returning phone calls, holding tight to the bylaws - wont even talk to the school. Btw, under the new media deal all the schools need to pay for part of the production costs of the Newport media...
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    AAC holding 5m payment in escrow

    Well you get at least one more year of AAC glory....perhaps two or even three. Dont spend your time here moaning, get out there and soak it up!
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    2020 Recruiting Thread

    Nice frame on this kid to work with...somehow we missed he committed to CMU back on 6/25.
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    AAC holding 5m payment in escrow

    Let's get this show over. I want Big East basketball and take my chances building a fun independent schedule.
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    Mike Aresco addresses UConn's departure, the impact on his American Athletic Conference moving forward

    Agreed and agreed.....unless ESPN's contract extension suddenly vaporizes.
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    Mike Aresco addresses UConn's departure, the impact on his American Athletic Conference moving forward

    Well, instantaneously there will be a slew of broken football contracts creating options for UConn. If it happens, my mind will be centered on the notion there was a long shot conspiracy in place to make this chain of events happen. ESPN hands out bad deal contract to AAC, gets lucky that...
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    Mike Aresco addresses UConn's departure, the impact on his American Athletic Conference moving forward

    "And AAC commissioner Mike Aresco has repeatedly said he hasn’t heard from BYU since UConn’s pending move became public. " <--Ha, they wont call you back! This is the only move on the board for Aresco worth two pennies and I dont think he can sell it. Only a heavy handed push by ESPN could...
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    Mike Aresco addresses UConn's departure, the impact on his American Athletic Conference moving forward

    From the story linked above: Here’s the second scenario, which involves BYU, according to Benson: “If ESPN exercises the composition clause in its contract — which calls for the network to be compensated for UConn’s lost value — the AAC will seek a replacement to get to 12 teams. That...
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    Mike Aresco addresses UConn's departure, the impact on his American Athletic Conference moving forward

    Ass Replacing us with BYU is the only move aresco can make to actually improve his conference. And ESPN would love it. All that content behind the ESPN plus pay wall.
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    Should ESPN tell the American to make a football only deal with UConn?

    I heard some chirps today that we might not want to stay in the AAC for football afterall. We might explore the idea - might act like we have some interest (per Benedict's quote) - but the administration is quite content with the prospects of an independent schedule. The phone has been...
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    2020 Recruiting Thread

    I don’t know about that, but I have twitter stalked like crazy the past 10 months and noticed the staff seemed to zero in on perhaps two dozen juco kids and it seems the number of kids we actually offered was perhaps less than 5. I don’t know for sure, but it seems likely that most kids we...
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    2020 Recruiting Thread

    Why would something like this take so damn long?
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    Should ESPN tell the American to make a football only deal with UConn?

    i feel bad for that guy, invite him to play us at the xl center in 2021.
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    Should ESPN tell the American to make a football only deal with UConn?

    Where would those other schools go? Do they really have better alternatives for BB and other sports like we do? We are moving to reduce travel costs and just as importantly, re-energize ticket sales/fan interest which waned in the AAC mightily. Does Temple and Cincy really have a similar...
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    2021 Recruiting Thread

    I think the staff poked around on this one from Sweden....Brandon Collier kid I think?
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    Should ESPN tell the American to make a football only deal with UConn?

    This is true - we have been a drag on SOS and that is certainly fodder for twitter takes. However, its not like the P5 bowl opportunities will suddenly open up if any AAC school's SOS improves. The bowl committees want to see direct wins against P5 programs to steer rankings and bowl...
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    Should ESPN tell the American to make a football only deal with UConn?

    There is a lot of soft analysis that will go into the decision here from ESPN and the fellow AAC University Presidents. In the end, just like we dont know the exact math behind the $1B media deal, we wont know the exact math (same hard, some soft) used to decide our AAC exit. For myself, I...
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    Should ESPN tell the American to make a football only deal with UConn?

    Thing is, it would seem to me the only one that doesn't want us to stay is Aresco (not mad). Everyone else is probably indifferent to slightly favorable for us to stay for Football only....because its easy and less messy.
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    Should ESPN tell the American to make a football only deal with UConn?

    I don't think you are out of line with your reasoning. I am very curious what the other universities think as well...not so sure after they have a couple weeks to noodle on it they dont come around to UConn as a football only member as well; why not? Keeps the divisions balanced which keeps...
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    2020 Recruiting Thread

    Medic, Looks like Mitch Tyler committed to Baylor a while back.
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    If We Go Independent In Football... Scheduling

    Update on the potential available teams for 2020 - scratch off Miami - they filled their open date.
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    UConn Withdrawal Letter to AAC

    Divorce papers
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    2020 Recruiting Thread

    Continuing to see good signs for UConn and Desmond Fogle, a 6'2'' 215lb LB from Camden County HS in GA. Fogle continues to have our UConn offered pinned on twitter and today he retweeted both new commitments. https://twitter.com/DesmondFogle On this Recruit Georgia page per the link below...
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    2020 Recruiting Thread

    Nahree Biggins back on the market - has an offer from UConn.
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    2019 AAC Football Media Days - July 15th/16th in Newport RI

    Steve what you keep missing is that UConn will come out ahead either way. Football either stays for a certain min price tag or we leave or achieve the same or better on our own. We win either way. Either path is fine. The only question is the dividing line on that value of leaving football...
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    2020 UConn Commit #9 Brandon Niemenski (Mountain Top PA)

    From my other post: This is the one I have been waiting on (I think he was the last commitment prior to Heatherman)..... TE/WR from Crestwood HS in PA (near Scranton). 6'6' 220lbs per HUDL profile. Claims 4.8 40 time. This kid can high point the ball well. Had offers from Bowling Green...
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    2020 Recruiting Thread

    Thought we had a very good chance on this kid....great frame to work with.
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    2020 Recruiting Thread

    This is the one I have been waiting on..... TE/WR from Crestwood HS in PA (near Scranton). 6'6' 220lbs per HUDL profile. Claims 4.8 40 time. This kid can high point the ball well. Had offers from Bowling Green, Bryant, Penn, Yale, W&M, SHU, UNH, Albany, Fordham and Lafayette. Took visits...
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    2019 AAC Football Media Days - July 15th/16th in Newport RI

    It would be friggin hilarious if on Friday Aug 30th at 5pm the AAC issued a press release stating a deal has been made to keep UConn football. I don’t want to stay unless we get 4M per annum and no production cost non sense. Even then, do we want to stay because I hate the 12 year contract.

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