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- Jun 19, 2013
Mike Aresco knows how to work a room and a sport as well everyone. The current American Athletic Conference commissioner and former TV marketing executive is
Mike Aresco knows how to work a room and a sport as well everyone.
The current American Athletic Conference commissioner and former TV marketing executive is spending most of his time lobbying the Power 5 conferences to include the AAC as a sixth member with a guaranteed CFB playoff spot when the next round of expansion happens.
That time is rapidly approaching, but Aresco knows he needs something more to close the deal, which is why sources throughout the AAC say that Aresco is not ruling out any plan which could get the AAC a seat at the adult table.
Aresco's task is huge because the Power 5 is reluctant to give up any of its "power'' at large slots in any kind of playoff, whether it is a four, eight, or, what seems likely a 12 team format.
Aresco might have to go outside of the box--by expanding to a super size 14 team, two division, coast to coast conference.
Although Aresco strongly denies that any conference expansion talk has been more than casual, here's a plan that might get some response from the Power 5 as well as ESPN.
The current AAC would expand from 11 to 14 teams, with a Western based expansion which would include Colorado State, San Diego State and Boise State.