I've been telling people he's staying put for a few years. There's a bunch of stuff outside of basketball that is working for him right now.
It might even be a courtesy for Buffalo. Bump up his buyout, get a major conference team to pay it. Buffalo gets paid, he gets paid, everyone is happy.The extension is irrelevant. What matters is his buyout. And I don't know the number. His buyout on his 2018 extension was 1 million which is chump change for a P5.
I mean, logistically the AAC could add Buffalo. That would likely lead to adding another school since that would bring the total schools to an odd number of 13.Can you break that down for me. Thank you in advance. I sincerely defer to all the experts.
Thanks for the opinion. AppreciatedI mean, logistically the AAC could add Buffalo. That would likely lead to adding another school since that would bring the total schools to an odd number of 13.
But certainly (even as decent as Buffalo has been in football and basketball the last couple years) the University of Buffalo doesn't raise the profile of the AAC. It wouldn't be a good add to the conference in my opinion. The long term viability of Buffalo basketball is a major concern, as there is a pretty good chance Oats will not stay there long term.
Wichita St. had at least developed somewhat of an established basketball tradition, and they don't take up a football spot. Buffalo is riskier and doesn't bring too much to the AAC.
Note- I am not an expert on conference realignment.