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This may be a stupid question but why wouldn't some of the AAC teams we have scheduled for next year
want to play the already scheduled game rather than go searching for a replacement?

Other than spite.
Spite isn't a good enough reason?
 

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Spite isn't a good enough reason?
It is, but it's not the only reason, nor is it the facade. The AAC will be able to shuffle their conference schedule to gloss over the spite.
 
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It is, but it's not the only reason, nor is it the facade. The AAC will be able to shuffle their conference schedule to gloss over the spite.
So the phone call goes like this -
Hi AAC school. It's me, your old friend Uconn. I know I said I didn't like that family your associated with and how I was better off without you and all of them, but I really only meant your southern and Texas cousins and the head of the family. That guy, I think, he tried to screw only me. Anyway, I really, really liked you and was hoping we could still be friends. What do you say?..Oh. The one day a year when you would see me has already been filled by someone you like better? Well, that's okay, how about in 2024.... hello? Hello?

I'm not sure who had spite in the relationship, the AAC or Uconn who felt shafted by the conference and bailed with no coherent plan for football.
 
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So the phone call goes like this -
Hi AAC school. It's me, your old friend Uconn. I know I said I didn't like that family your associated with and how I was better off without you and all of them, but I really only meant your southern and Texas cousins and the head of the family. That guy, I think, he tried to screw only me. Anyway, I really, really liked you and was hoping we could still be friends. What do you say?..Oh. The one day a year when you would see me has already been filled by someone you like better? Well, that's okay, how about in 2024.... hello? Hello?

I'm not sure who had spite in the relationship, the AAC or Uconn who felt shafted by the conference and bailed with no coherent plan for football.
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So the phone call goes like this -
Hi AAC school. It's me, your old friend Uconn. I know I said I didn't like that family your associated with and how I was better off without you and all of them, but I really only meant your southern and Texas cousins and the head of the family. That guy, I think, he tried to screw only me. Anyway, I really, really liked you and was hoping we could still be friends. What do you say?..Oh. The one day a year when you would see me has already been filled by someone you like better? Well, that's okay, how about in 2024.... hello? Hello?

I'm not sure who had spite in the relationship, the AAC or Uconn who felt shafted by the conference and bailed with no coherent plan for football.
You mean the very same UConn who took away the AAC's 13 data point? The one instigating a near certain renegotiation of their sub-par media contract...downward? That UConn?

The 2020 conference schedule might have a rough outline, but it won't be difficult for the conference to shuffle their own conference schedule around. I'd posit the response would go closer to, "Nah. We're good." Call back in 2024. Maybe we'll see what's open in 2028."
 

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I’m all in for going Independent next season... already got this flag ordered. Will be flying it over our tailgate at The Rent this season. UConn vs. The Nation!! Embrace this move, let’s go and get back to winning and packing The Rent again!
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I think you can effectively cross Cinci off of any future schedule (as well as diminishing the hope for an annual BC series) -

Cincinnati football has added three Power Five opponents to future schedules, a UC spokesperson confirmed Monday.
The Bearcats will have home-and-home series against Atlantic Coast Conference programs Boston College and North Carolina State and will travel to Arkansas of the Southeastern Conference to open the 2022 season.
UC will travel to Raleigh, North Carolina to face NC State in 2023 and host the Wolfpack in Nippert Stadium in '29.
The Bearcats will host Boston College in 2026 and travel the next year to face the Eagles in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts in '27.
 
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I think you can effectively cross Cinci off of any future schedule (as well as diminishing the hope for an annual BC series) -

Cincinnati football has added three Power Five opponents to future schedules, a UC spokesperson confirmed Monday.
The Bearcats will have home-and-home series against Atlantic Coast Conference programs Boston College and North Carolina State and will travel to Arkansas of the Southeastern Conference to open the 2022 season.
UC will travel to Raleigh, North Carolina to face NC State in 2023 and host the Wolfpack in Nippert Stadium in '29.
The Bearcats will host Boston College in 2026 and travel the next year to face the Eagles in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts in '27.
Yes. Cincinnati is very well positioned for the P5 bid that - most likely - ain’t coming. I’d give that a 90% certainty.
 
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Outside of what we already know next years schedule is likely going to be crumby. Would be shocked to see 2 FCS teams. The Indiana and UMass. Maybe a Liberty or someone. UN A&T maybe. The good news is it really gives us a shot to get going in the right direction and build something positive.
 
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Yes. Cincinnati is very well positioned for the P5 bid that - most likely - ain’t coming. I’d give that a 90% certainty.
Only P5 conference taking Cincinnati would be the Big 12. The Big Ten wouldn't touch them with a ten foot pole, and the ACC is more likely to invite UConn than Cincinnati. Hey, but as you say no P5 bid is coming to any AAC school.
 
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You can’t discount Texas & Florida long Term growth & economy. Thus a UCF & USF ... and Houston ... can ride a demographic that places them in a solid spot. Someday.

I have to think that pure expansion of these Conferences - unlike MLS - has zero benefit given the current P&L views. Cincinnati is solid as an AD; far better facilities than 2008; and better Academic profile. But Why? So someone can get to 12 or 14 ... those days are gone. (Lucky Rutgers)

With Technology. With my view that some dominant FB institutional player will want to break this socialism mode. I think a core group of 12-20 Programs find their way to leak out for more revenue.
 
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You can’t discount Texas & Florida long Term growth & economy. Thus a UCF & USF ... and Houston ... can ride a demographic that places them in a solid spot. Someday.

I have to think that pure expansion of these Conferences - unlike MLS - has zero benefit given the current P&L views. Cincinnati is solid as an AD; far better facilities than 2008; and better Academic profile. But Why? So someone can get to 12 or 14 ... those days are gone. (Lucky Rutgers)

With Technology. With my view that some dominant FB institutional player will want to break this socialism mode. I think a core group of 12-20 Programs find their way to leak out for more revenue.
Florida is going to be underwater in few decades so
 
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I expect the next round of realighnment to result in a Poewr 2 or P3. A fair number of schools will be left behind. There was some interest in a “super conference” when realignment was happening before but the biggest hang ups were the B10 ND and the PAC 12. The world has changed a lot in the past 20 years and the PAC is no longer relevant. In the Big 10 there are only a handful of schools. And if you are Texas why do you want to travel to Kansas and Iowa State regularly? Even in the SEC would Old Miss or Vandy or Miss State really be missed especially if they were replaced by Texas and Clemson? Basically this will be a made for media mini-NFL with paid players and all that.
 
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Purge I think you and I have similar vision We differ a bit I The details but conceptually I don’t think so
 
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I expect the next round of realighnment to result in a Poewr 2 or P3. A fair number of schools will be left behind. There was some interest in a “super conference” when realignment was happening before but the biggest hang ups were the B10 ND and the PAC 12. The world has changed a lot in the past 20 years and the PAC is no longer relevant. In the Big 10 there are only a handful of schools. And if you are Texas why do you want to travel to Kansas and Iowa State regularly? Even in the SEC would Old Miss or Vandy or Miss State really be missed especially if they were replaced by Texas and Clemson? Basically this will be a made for media mini-NFL with paid players and all that.
I don't think things would pan out that way. The schools that don't get in would sue on anti-trust grounds. If you view schools and their athletic departments as profit making corporations, those schools not in the club could easily prove that their businesses suffered.
 
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