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From BCS AQ to the American
I am sure if you spoke to any fan of a team in a P5 conference, they could not imagine a day when they were no longer "P5" or "BCS."

With that, programs like UCONN, and USF have experienced being on the inside, then ending up somewhat on the outside looking in.

Questions for those fans: At what point did you start to believe you would no longer be in a conference that was considered a "major" conference or "power" conference? Aside from money, what is the difference regarding your program now, as opposed to then?

I love realignment and expansion talk, and I have always been curious what that is like.
(This post was last modified: 09-11-2017 06:26 PM by fanhood.)
09-11-2017 06:20 PM
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Weakest troll yet fanhood. Really disappointing
09-11-2017 06:23 PM
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(09-11-2017 06:23 PM)shere khan Wrote:  Weakest troll yet fanhood. Really disappointing

I knew most would say that, but it is actually an interesting topic. It is a fact that UCONN and USF went from a BCS AQ conference to the American. I am curious to how that changed things, and when those fans started to realize it was going to happen.
09-11-2017 06:27 PM
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Dont forget Cincinnati too
09-11-2017 06:34 PM
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(09-11-2017 06:23 PM)shere khan Wrote:  Weakest troll yet fanhood. Really disappointing

True story. Over half of the current AAC members were once a member of a "Power" conference. Why single out USF and UCONN? Fanhood douchiness now confirmed.
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Half of this league has been in a power conference at some point. Cincinnati, Connecticut, and USF were all in the Big East for nearly a decade, Houston and SMU were in the Southwest Conference for even longer, and Tulane was in the SEC until the mid-60s. Tulane's exit was more or less voluntary and before most of us were aware, but I think I can safely speak for the other 5 former power conference schools in saying -- it sucks.

From Cincinnati's point of view, although we were an independent prior to the '90s, we got to play powerhouse schools like Miami, Florida State, and Penn State on a regular basis. We also had a lot of other future Big East schools regularly on our schedule like Louisville, West Virginia, Syracuse, and Boston College. So although we were a fairly crappy program at the time, we got to play a power schedule. Once the Big East became a football conference and we were left out, in addition to schools like Penn State and Florida State joining conferences, we were pretty much screwed. When the Big East finally did come calling, it was a very exciting time for Bearcats fans. Then it was all taken away yet again.

I don't know what I'm rambling on about here... but it freaking sucks. That's all there is to it. I like this league, but unless we get a big pay raise soon, we are going to keep falling farther behind our old conference mates and will become even more irrelevant in FBS football.
09-11-2017 06:54 PM
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I think its really good. The AAC is 10x better than the Big East.
09-11-2017 06:55 PM
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(09-11-2017 06:20 PM)fanhood Wrote:  I am sure if you spoke to any fan of a team in a P5 conference, they could not imagine a day when they were no longer "P5" or "BCS."

With that, programs like UCONN, and USF have experienced being on the inside, then ending up somewhat on the outside looking in.

Questions for those fans: At what point did you start to believe you would no longer be in a conference that was considered a "major" conference or "power" conference? Aside from money, what is the difference regarding your program now, as opposed to then?

I love realignment and expansion talk, and I have always been curious what that is like.

You did know that a majority of the current AAC members came out of the CUSA 1.0/1.5? In the first round of expansion UC, USF and Louisville?

In the 2nd round of expansion UCF, Memphis, Houston, and SMU got in with a few years left on the BE's AQ status so arguably they got to enjoy it but arguably they weren't there long enough for its affects to take effect.

The BE changing into the AAC added Tulane, Tulsa, and ECU from that same CUSA.... we have never been "AQ."
09-11-2017 07:16 PM
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From WAC to MWC, same old same old.
09-11-2017 07:26 PM
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(09-11-2017 06:34 PM)Limebull Wrote:  Dont forget Cincinnati too

Thanks. I knew there was a third, but forgot about Cincinatti. I didn't include Temple, since their situation was different as they just couldn't compete at the time.

So the question is for UCONN, USF and Cinci fans.

Follow up question for USF fans: do you view UCF differently now that you are on the same level regarding status and prestige (conference affiliation)?
09-11-2017 07:48 PM
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