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RE: ****** THE ULTIMATE OFFICIAL BOISE MEGA THREAD TO END ALL THREADS ******
(Today 01:28 AM)Attackcoog Wrote:  When asked about the CBS story on the Boise emails, Aresco smiled ... and said--

"I suspected that might come up. As you know, there is very little I can say about any specific situation. I really cant comment on that. But I can tell you this---we're at 11 now and we would like to be at 12. I've made no secret of that. We enjoyed having divisional play. We liked it. We had a successful season. We had our two top teams ultimately play in our championship with 11 teams, but scheduling 11 teams is not easy. It creates a lot of scheduling difficulties. We cant provide ESPN with as much of the Thursday and Friday product as we'd like." ...

He then goes on to talk about
the importance of those Thursday/Friday games and how we cant do it as much with 11 and how strategically we need to play those games more than the Big-12 or Big-10 might need to.

He also mentions that as the season unfolded, everyone was still thinking in terms of teams having a good shot at (winning their) division--despite the fact there were no divisions.

...He then says

"We would look at reasonable expansion opportunities now, we have heard going up to 14 down the road.....we have to be as Jim Delaney once said, you know, you have to be alert--you have to be alert to the possibilities. Down the road would I expect us to get back to 12? Possibly. Its possible. But right now nothing is happening."

https://twitter.com/WHIP_Sports/status/1352633110609891333

The realignment question in the "Around The American" video is around the 46:22 mark.

Even though Aresco's main point is that "nothing is happening" right now, he also noted that he really isn't free to talk about any of these things in any detail, which suggests that there may be a lot of interesting details that he can't talk about.

Aresco is well known for playing the cards extremely close to the vest. Hardly anyone heard a word about Wichita State joining the AAC until the news was announced. So, when he says that "it's possible" "down the road," that could mean anything ranging from '(even though there's nothing happening right now at this moment), there are schools that might possibly join in a year or two and might be in contact with us' to 'nothing means "absolutely nothing," and no prospects of anything developing.'

The truth is probably somewhere in between those two extremes, but his unequivocal, emphatic tone suggests that the conference would prefer to get back to 12 sooner, rather than later, and for that reason, it may be possible that "nothing happening right now" is a bit of an overstatement.

.

But what's most telling about Aresco's remarks are:

1) The fact that he made the strongest statement ever, since Connecticut's departure, indicating that the AAC not only wants to be back "at 12," but providing four separate reasons why the conference wants to replace Connecticut:

--a) "We enjoyed divisional play."

--b) "scheduling 11 teams...creates a lot of scheduling difficulties."

--c) "We cant provide ESPN with as much of the Thursday and Friday product as we'd like."

--d) One of the disadvantages of not having divisional play is that, as the season wore on, a lot of AAC fans were thinking about how their teams could have won their divisions, but they missed out on that feature of divisional play.

From the emphatic and unequivocal tone of these comments, Aresco's words suggest that the conference feels very strongly about wanting to replace Connecticut, and would prefer to be making continuing progress in that direction.

2) For perhaps the first time, Aresco mentioned the possibility of a full-fledged expansion beyond 12 teams, and acknowledged that the idea of expanding to 14 has at least been heard or suggested as a "reasonable" possibility.

.

Thus, while his words suggest that the possibility of adding Boise State (or SDSU) may be over for now, on indefinite hold, or (as he put it in a slightly earlier interview) "on the back burner"...

We have thus, it seems, learned something new:

The AAC is, for a number of different reasons, very strongly inclined and motivated to "get back to 12" and is likely to consider the idea of an eventual expansion to 14 to be at least "reasonable" [/color] and worthy of consideration, whether or not it is likely to occur within the foreseeable future. In fact, he went further than noting that the idea has been mentioned (i.e., "heard"), when he proceeded to state that ..."you have to be alert to the possibilities" (an imperative declaration).

His mention of not being able to provide ESPN with enough of the Thursday and Friday product suggests that there is some urgency having something to do with the AAC's partnership with ESPN. This might suggest the possibility that ESPN is actively encouraging the AAC to get back to 12 so that the network will have more content to provide on Thursdays and Fridays.
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RE: ****** THE ULTIMATE OFFICIAL BOISE MEGA THREAD TO END ALL THREADS ******
(Today 04:09 AM)jedclampett Wrote:  
(Today 01:28 AM)Attackcoog Wrote:  When asked about the CBS story on the Boise emails, Aresco smiled ... and said--

"I suspected that might come up. As you know, there is very little I can say about any specific situation. I really cant comment on that. But I can tell you this---we're at 11 now and we would like to be at 12. I've made no secret of that. We enjoyed having divisional play. We liked it. We had a successful season. We had our two top teams ultimately play in our championship with 11 teams, but scheduling 11 teams is not easy. It creates a lot of scheduling difficulties. We cant provide ESPN with as much of the Thursday and Friday product as we'd like." ...

He then goes on to talk about
the importance of those Thursday/Friday games and how we cant do it as much with 11 and how strategically we need to play those games more than the Big-12 or Big-10 might need to.

He also mentions that as the season unfolded, everyone was still thinking in terms of teams having a good shot at (winning their) division--despite the fact there were no divisions.

...He then says

"We would look at reasonable expansion opportunities now, we have heard going up to 14 down the road.....we have to be as Jim Delaney once said, you know, you have to be alert--you have to be alert to the possibilities. Down the road would I expect us to get back to 12? Possibly. Its possible. But right now nothing is happening."

https://twitter.com/WHIP_Sports/status/1352633110609891333

The realignment question in the "Around The American" video is around the 46:22 mark.

Even though Aresco's main point is that "nothing is happening" right now, he also noted that he really isn't free to talk about any of these things in any detail, which suggests that there may be a lot of interesting details that he can't talk about.

Aresco is well known for playing the cards extremely close to the vest. Hardly anyone heard a word about Wichita State joining the AAC until the news was announced. So, when he says that "it's possible" "down the road," that could mean anything ranging from '(even though there's nothing happening right now at this moment), there are schools that might possibly join in a year or two and might be in contact with us' to 'nothing means "absolutely nothing," and no prospects of anything developing.'

The truth is probably somewhere in between those two extremes, but his unequivocal, emphatic tone suggests that the conference would prefer to get back to 12 sooner, rather than later, and for that reason, it may be possible that "nothing happening right now" is a bit of an overstatement.

.

But what's most telling about Aresco's remarks are:

1) The fact that he made the strongest statement ever, since Connecticut's departure, indicating that the AAC not only wants to be back "at 12," but providing four separate reasons why the conference wants to replace Connecticut:

--a) "We enjoyed divisional play."

--b) "scheduling 11 teams...creates a lot of scheduling difficulties."

--c) "We cant provide ESPN with as much of the Thursday and Friday product as we'd like."

--d) One of the disadvantages of not having divisional play is that, as the season wore on, a lot of AAC fans were thinking about how their teams could have won their divisions, but they missed out on that feature of divisional play.

From the emphatic and unequivocal tone of these comments, Aresco's words suggest that the conference feels very strongly about wanting to replace Connecticut, and would prefer to be making continuing progress in that direction.

2) For perhaps the first time, Aresco mentioned the possibility of a full-fledged expansion beyond 12 teams, and acknowledged that the idea of expanding to 14 has at least been heard or suggested as a "reasonable" possibility.

.

Thus, while his words suggest that the possibility of adding Boise State (or SDSU) may be over for now, on indefinite hold, or (as he put it in a slightly earlier interview) "on the back burner"...

We have thus, it seems, learned something new:

The AAC is, for a number of different reasons, very strongly inclined and motivated to "get back to 12" and is likely to consider the idea of an eventual expansion to 14 to be at least "reasonable" [/color] and worthy of consideration, whether or not it is likely to occur within the foreseeable future. In fact, he went further than noting that the idea has been mentioned (i.e., "heard"), when he proceeded to state that ..."you have to be alert to the possibilities" (an imperative declaration).

His mention of not being able to provide ESPN with enough of the Thursday and Friday product suggests that there is some urgency having something to do with the AAC's partnership with ESPN. This might suggest the possibility that ESPN is actively encouraging the AAC to get back to 12 so that the network will have more content to provide on Thursdays and Fridays.

Jed, thats not new.
We always PREFERRED 12 teams and divisions. The whole time

Just can't add a net negative to get to twelve. Just want to avoid any perceived or self-imposed time pressure forcing a bad decision.

Talking about fourteen is new.
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