Do you think that UConn has no advantages over Tulane or Tulsa?
The guy who gushes over hoops schools like DePaul, St John's and Seton Hall is now knocking Tulane & Tulsa? I would love to know what color the sky is in the world you live in.
I will play along however (and to make it easier for your position, act as if the only other two schools in the conference are Tulane and Tulsa). We are in the process of finishing a ten year stretch with four (yes four) winning seasons. That stretch happens to encompass the best football, in terms of sustained success that we've ever played. Somehow this entitles us to look down at other schools, schools that have accomplished basically much as we have over the recent past and far more than we could ever have dreamed of prior to our decision to try to play football at the highest level.
If you were to spend any time outside of the college football hotbed that is the northeast you will find the majority of people (including high school players looking to continue onto college) know far more of what Tulane and Tulsa have accomplished in football than what Connecticut has.
Do we have advantages over those schools (and while we are at it, over the remainder of our conference)? Yes, some, but in aggregate there are more disadvantages, beginning with history and ending with recruiting territory (the latter being akin to 'aside from that Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?").
We are going to need a much larger recruiting budget than nearly all of our conference as (save possibly Memphis) no other school needs to travel very far to find quite a bit of talent. The two Florida schools, the two Texas schools, Cincinnati and Temple all have more talent within a 40 minute drive of their campus than we have in all of New England and NY State. ECU, Tulsa and Tulane may need to add another half hour to that drive.
Can we reach the point where we are clearly and consistently ahead of all other AAC schools in football? I believe we can but this will take a bit more time than the ten months that our current head coach has had to turn things around. To get there we also will need to be better (I believe we are) in almost every aspect of running a program. This won't turn around overnight but it will happen.