- Apr 5, 2015
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Agree. But I'd rather kick that can down the road a bit and win the next two nattys while doing so.Our athletic department as a whole just ran a $40 million loss. That is going to have to be addressed somehow moving forward.
I'm not arguing that it wouldn't have a huge impact on the program. If we had a better chance of getting into a P6 conference on our merits I would consider choosing that option, but as it is I think our chances are in the single digits. I'd rather take the option that gives us a chance to win indefinitely into the future compared to an option where we may not even have a chance to compete for a title in the future depending on how the P6 revolution shakes out (look at football - even if our football team came out of nowhere and put up an undefeated season in 2019, we literally have zero chance to make the playoff).Agree. But I'd rather kick that can down the road a bit and win the next two nattys while doing so.
I mean, if we win two of the next five – forget about two in a row – we have six in 25 years. That's the most dominant stretch in the sport since UCLA, and will come just as CR is being discussed again, and will have happened under three different coaches (which proves that the program isn't just about one guy), and given those parameters I like our chances of getting a seat at the grown-ups table.
Plus I have old relatives who'd love to see another title or two before they croak. That beats out the admittedly far superior regular season schedule we'd play in the ACC, Big 10 or Big East.
Oh and ALSO, just imagine how much it would make Cuse, Duke, UNC, Georgetown, Indiana, UK, Kansas etc eat their own livers if we won two more out of the AAC. It would be HILARIOUS and I'm here for it.
“Gotta go back to the Big East. I miss the matchups with Cuse, Pitt, Louisville, and WVU.”Where is the "return to the Big East and live out everyone's fantasy by playing DePaul, Creighton, Butler, and Seton Hall in conference" option?
I agree, but look at the writing on the wall. The P6 conferences are wielding more and more power every year. In football the American has had a team go undefeated two straight years and they weren't even considered for the playoff. We may not even have a chance to compete for a national title down the road. And that's not even taking into account the viability of our athletic department is we run a $40 million loss every year. Will we be able to keep our facilities modern to compete with the big boys? We've already lost recruits that don't want to play Tulane at 6:00 PM on a Sunday; they'd rather play Duke, Kentucky, and Michigan State on a Monday night.I’ll take winning a NC every 5 years if it meant staying in the AAC. It’s all about championships.