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(09-09-2021 09:18 PM)HiddenDragon Wrote:  MTSU, WKU, La Tech, and USM should all head to the Belt.

...I agree with USM to the Belt - and the others... It's a bit unnerving to see how USM has become such a 'meh' program... 04-jawdrop
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Assuming we get an AAC invite, having CUSA fall apart would be to UAB's benefit. I would assume that would mean no exit fee plus each remaining G5 conference should see their share of CFP revenue go up (although if each remaining conference has more mouths to feed the payout per school could be roughly the same).

Which speaking of CFP revenue, I believe UAB would get about a $200k/yr bump in the AAC assuming it becomes a 12 team conference - 2 less teams to share the money with than 14 team CUSA.
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Cusa won’t fall apart, they just invite the best of the belt. Has anyone been paying attention?
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RE: Evaluating the AAC’s expansion options without UCF, Cincinnati and Houston
(09-09-2021 11:29 AM)Ramblin Wreck Wrote:  
(09-09-2021 11:20 AM)WesternBlazer Wrote:  https://medium.com/run-it-back-with-zach...aeda680a1b

Hmmm…all I can say about that is Southern Miss must have a lot of social media followers. Toledo? Really?

That is one bizarre list. 01-wingedeagle
I think it would take a lot to entice any MAC program from their almost cult-like conference (j/k)

I posted a variation of this on our board yesterday.

Unless and until the AAC gets desperate, I think the criteria is thus:
1. DMA (television market size). That seems to be important again as ESPN is driving all of this, either directly or indirectly. Memphis was apparently excluded from Big 12 consideration, in part at least, because of it's market size, and Memphis is DMA 51! Remember it is not necessarily ALL about local ratings, but also about market rights fees. Likely a DMA of top 50.

2. Academic level. The Presidents are the ultimate deciders in all of this. I don't believe that undergraduate academic ratings will play a part, but I DO believe that, based on existing AAC profiles, a Carnegie R1 or R2 research rating will be necessary.

3. Athletic Department budget. This is self explanatory, and provides a window into an institution's long term commitment to excellence.

4. Proximity to a real airport; within an hour's drive of one with at least a a runway that handles a full size charter. Until the discussion with my coach friend, this had not occurred to me, but apparently it is a real "thing" now, and makes good sense. This also implies an urban, or near to urban environment.

5. Commitment to basketball. This based on Aresco's recent comments

So, just a quick down and dirty list based on the above, and the likely needs of the AAC, I came up with a list of potential candidates.

West: IF the AAC wants to maintain a bigger presence in Texas. Choices are UNT, UTSA and Rice. All three meet all criteria. I suspect that, given it's history with some AAC programs, and what some call the most fertile recruiting ground in the Country, it will be Rice. In any event it would be one of those three.

Florida: IF the AAC wants to maintain a bigger presence in Florida, I think FAU has the edge over FIU. Both meet all criteria.

South: UAB and Georgia State meet all of the above criteria and both could be in play.

East. Old Dominion and Charlotte meet all of the above criteria and both could be in play.

UAB is the #1 candidate IMHO

Among other programs mentioned that do not meet one or more of "my" criteria are
Coastal Carolina, Marshall, MTSU, WKU, Colorado State, Arkansas St, App State, Liberty, and Southern Miss.

I hope my posting on this board is not seen as an intrusion
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(09-09-2021 11:02 PM)GreenFreakUAB Wrote:  
(09-09-2021 09:18 PM)HiddenDragon Wrote:  MTSU, WKU, La Tech, and USM should all head to the Belt.

...I agree with USM to the Belt - and the others... It's a bit unnerving to see how USM has become such a 'meh' program... 04-jawdrop

USM would make more money in the Sun Belt than they currently get in CUSA. It is actually more of an indictment of how far CUSA has fallen to become the dregs of all FBS conferences.
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The problem with the Sun Belt is the same problem with C-USA (and the MAC) for that matter: the bottom the leagues.

There really needs to be a new conference formed of the best of the rest.
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RE: Evaluating the AAC’s expansion options without UCF, Cincinnati and Houston
(09-10-2021 12:03 AM)ODUalum78 Wrote:  
(09-09-2021 11:29 AM)Ramblin Wreck Wrote:  
(09-09-2021 11:20 AM)WesternBlazer Wrote:  https://medium.com/run-it-back-with-zach...aeda680a1b

Hmmm…all I can say about that is Southern Miss must have a lot of social media followers. Toledo? Really?

That is one bizarre list. 01-wingedeagle
I think it would take a lot to entice any MAC program from their almost cult-like conference (j/k)

I posted a variation of this on our board yesterday.

Unless and until the AAC gets desperate, I think the criteria is thus:
1. DMA (television market size). That seems to be important again as ESPN is driving all of this, either directly or indirectly. Memphis was apparently excluded from Big 12 consideration, in part at least, because of it's market size, and Memphis is DMA 51! Remember it is not necessarily ALL about local ratings, but also about market rights fees. Likely a DMA of top 50.

2. Academic level. The Presidents are the ultimate deciders in all of this. I don't believe that undergraduate academic ratings will play a part, but I DO believe that, based on existing AAC profiles, a Carnegie R1 or R2 research rating will be necessary.

3. Athletic Department budget. This is self explanatory, and provides a window into an institution's long term commitment to excellence.

4. Proximity to a real airport; within an hour's drive of one with at least a a runway that handles a full size charter. Until the discussion with my coach friend, this had not occurred to me, but apparently it is a real "thing" now, and makes good sense. This also implies an urban, or near to urban environment.

5. Commitment to basketball. This based on Aresco's recent comments

So, just a quick down and dirty list based on the above, and the likely needs of the AAC, I came up with a list of potential candidates.

West: IF the AAC wants to maintain a bigger presence in Texas. Choices are UNT, UTSA and Rice. All three meet all criteria. I suspect that, given it's history with some AAC programs, and what some call the most fertile recruiting ground in the Country, it will be Rice. In any event it would be one of those three.

Florida: IF the AAC wants to maintain a bigger presence in Florida, I think FAU has the edge over FIU. Both meet all criteria.

South: UAB and Georgia State meet all of the above criteria and both could be in play.

East. Old Dominion and Charlotte meet all of the above criteria and both could be in play.

UAB is the #1 candidate IMHO

Among other programs mentioned that do not meet one or more of "my" criteria are
Coastal Carolina, Marshall, MTSU, WKU, Colorado State, Arkansas St, App State, Liberty, and Southern Miss.

I hope my posting on this board is not seen as an intrusion
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Jk, good post. Article is definitely out there with those candidates. Interesting to see who the AAC goes with, but I think your criteria is probably spot on.
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(09-10-2021 09:05 AM)Blazer4Life14 Wrote:  
(09-10-2021 12:03 AM)ODUalum78 Wrote:  
(09-09-2021 11:29 AM)Ramblin Wreck Wrote:  
(09-09-2021 11:20 AM)WesternBlazer Wrote:  https://medium.com/run-it-back-with-zach...aeda680a1b

Hmmm…all I can say about that is Southern Miss must have a lot of social media followers. Toledo? Really?

That is one bizarre list. 01-wingedeagle
I think it would take a lot to entice any MAC program from their almost cult-like conference (j/k)

I posted a variation of this on our board yesterday.

Unless and until the AAC gets desperate, I think the criteria is thus:
1. DMA (television market size). That seems to be important again as ESPN is driving all of this, either directly or indirectly. Memphis was apparently excluded from Big 12 consideration, in part at least, because of it's market size, and Memphis is DMA 51! Remember it is not necessarily ALL about local ratings, but also about market rights fees. Likely a DMA of top 50.

2. Academic level. The Presidents are the ultimate deciders in all of this. I don't believe that undergraduate academic ratings will play a part, but I DO believe that, based on existing AAC profiles, a Carnegie R1 or R2 research rating will be necessary.

3. Athletic Department budget. This is self explanatory, and provides a window into an institution's long term commitment to excellence.

4. Proximity to a real airport; within an hour's drive of one with at least a a runway that handles a full size charter. Until the discussion with my coach friend, this had not occurred to me, but apparently it is a real "thing" now, and makes good sense. This also implies an urban, or near to urban environment.

5. Commitment to basketball. This based on Aresco's recent comments

So, just a quick down and dirty list based on the above, and the likely needs of the AAC, I came up with a list of potential candidates.

West: IF the AAC wants to maintain a bigger presence in Texas. Choices are UNT, UTSA and Rice. All three meet all criteria. I suspect that, given it's history with some AAC programs, and what some call the most fertile recruiting ground in the Country, it will be Rice. In any event it would be one of those three.

Florida: IF the AAC wants to maintain a bigger presence in Florida, I think FAU has the edge over FIU. Both meet all criteria.

South: UAB and Georgia State meet all of the above criteria and both could be in play.

East. Old Dominion and Charlotte meet all of the above criteria and both could be in play.

UAB is the #1 candidate IMHO

Among other programs mentioned that do not meet one or more of "my" criteria are
Coastal Carolina, Marshall, MTSU, WKU, Colorado State, Arkansas St, App State, Liberty, and Southern Miss.

I hope my posting on this board is not seen as an intrusion
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GET….. OUT!!!!

Jk, good post. Article is definitely out there with those candidates. Interesting to see who the AAC goes with, but I think your criteria is probably spot on.

Would attendance not play a role?
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(09-10-2021 09:52 AM)BlazerDave Wrote:  
(09-10-2021 09:05 AM)Blazer4Life14 Wrote:  
(09-10-2021 12:03 AM)ODUalum78 Wrote:  
(09-09-2021 11:29 AM)Ramblin Wreck Wrote:  
(09-09-2021 11:20 AM)WesternBlazer Wrote:  https://medium.com/run-it-back-with-zach...aeda680a1b

Hmmm…all I can say about that is Southern Miss must have a lot of social media followers. Toledo? Really?

That is one bizarre list. 01-wingedeagle
I think it would take a lot to entice any MAC program from their almost cult-like conference (j/k)

I posted a variation of this on our board yesterday.

Unless and until the AAC gets desperate, I think the criteria is thus:
1. DMA (television market size). That seems to be important again as ESPN is driving all of this, either directly or indirectly. Memphis was apparently excluded from Big 12 consideration, in part at least, because of it's market size, and Memphis is DMA 51! Remember it is not necessarily ALL about local ratings, but also about market rights fees. Likely a DMA of top 50.

2. Academic level. The Presidents are the ultimate deciders in all of this. I don't believe that undergraduate academic ratings will play a part, but I DO believe that, based on existing AAC profiles, a Carnegie R1 or R2 research rating will be necessary.

3. Athletic Department budget. This is self explanatory, and provides a window into an institution's long term commitment to excellence.

4. Proximity to a real airport; within an hour's drive of one with at least a a runway that handles a full size charter. Until the discussion with my coach friend, this had not occurred to me, but apparently it is a real "thing" now, and makes good sense. This also implies an urban, or near to urban environment.

5. Commitment to basketball. This based on Aresco's recent comments

So, just a quick down and dirty list based on the above, and the likely needs of the AAC, I came up with a list of potential candidates.

West: IF the AAC wants to maintain a bigger presence in Texas. Choices are UNT, UTSA and Rice. All three meet all criteria. I suspect that, given it's history with some AAC programs, and what some call the most fertile recruiting ground in the Country, it will be Rice. In any event it would be one of those three.

Florida: IF the AAC wants to maintain a bigger presence in Florida, I think FAU has the edge over FIU. Both meet all criteria.

South: UAB and Georgia State meet all of the above criteria and both could be in play.

East. Old Dominion and Charlotte meet all of the above criteria and both could be in play.

UAB is the #1 candidate IMHO

Among other programs mentioned that do not meet one or more of "my" criteria are
Coastal Carolina, Marshall, MTSU, WKU, Colorado State, Arkansas St, App State, Liberty, and Southern Miss.

I hope my posting on this board is not seen as an intrusion
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GET….. OUT!!!!

Jk, good post. Article is definitely out there with those candidates. Interesting to see who the AAC goes with, but I think your criteria is probably spot on.

Would attendance not play a role?

Maybe slightly. I don’t think there’s enough separation between the candidates to really make a difference. Obviously we can change that this year with Protective Stadium.
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With the speed at which this stuff is moving, it's possible we'll be invited before we even open the stadium.
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(09-10-2021 11:06 AM)hooverblazer Wrote:  With the speed at which this stuff is moving, it's possible we'll be invited before we even open the stadium.

I sure hope so.
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(09-10-2021 11:06 AM)hooverblazer Wrote:  With the speed at which this stuff is moving, it's possible we'll be invited before we even open the stadium.

It'll be after we punish Georgia
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Statement from Memphis:

Quote:Stay proud, Tiger fans.

As we enter one of the most anticipated years for Tiger Athletics, we are all disappointed with the latest developments in the conference realignment landscape. We know you are frustrated, and we are right there with you.

But stay proud. Stay proud of what we are accomplishing together and the progress we're making. Stay proud of how far we have come together. Memphis Athletics, the University and the City of Memphis are collectively in the best position we have ever been in our history. Across the many conversations we have had in recent weeks, Memphis has clearly been in the center of the conversation as one of the most successful and promising programs in the country. Our understanding is that this latest round of expansion for the Big 12 essentially came down to the size of the institutions and the markets in which they reside.

But the final whistle hasn't blown, and it's far from over. Intercollegiate athletics and conference realignment will continue to evolve at a rapid pace. With that will come more change and more opportunity. Know that we are being strategic, proactive and aggressive in our efforts. We must continue to compete at the highest level and support our programs. Rest assured, we will not be slowing down our efforts, nor will we be lowering our expectations. Our current trajectory is remarkably positive, and we only plan on accelerating it. We must continue to invest in our infrastructure and in the American Athletic Conference. As we move forward together, let us all collectively remind the nation that Memphis is on the rise, across all domains of our University.

Stay proud of our University's momentum, and that we are poised for elite Carnegie R1 status in 2021. That we are nationally recognized as one of the top 12 universities in graduating African American students. That since our University Board of Trustees was created five years ago, we have invested nearly $200 million in campus construction.

Stay proud of our football program's high-level success, and that only Memphis, Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and Oklahoma have won at least eight games in each of the last seven seasons. That we have the 10th-most wins in the nation since 2014. That we have the longest bowl game streak in the conference.

Stay proud of our men's basketball program's elite status, and that only Memphis, Kansas, Gonzaga and Syracuse have won at least 18 games in each of the last 21 seasons. That we are in the top 10 in the nation in average home attendance. That we have had the country's top recruiting class in two of the last three seasons.

Stay proud that we graduate our student-athletes. That we serve one of the most diverse populations in America. That we have set our sights on investing in the future with the #MemphisRising strategic and facilities master plan. That we are part of and have the support of this great City that has three Fortune 500 company headquarters, 100 Fortune 500 companies operating here and $19 billion in planned investments underway.

This all matters. People around the country are noticing. Let's all continue to make them recognize that we're on the rise, together. Be proud, and as Memphis always does – keep competing.

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(09-10-2021 01:06 PM)blazerjay Wrote:  Statement from Memphis:

Quote:Stay proud, Tiger fans.

As we enter one of the most anticipated years for Tiger Athletics, we are all disappointed with the latest developments in the conference realignment landscape. We know you are frustrated, and we are right there with you.

But stay proud. Stay proud of what we are accomplishing together and the progress we're making. Stay proud of how far we have come together. Memphis Athletics, the University and the City of Memphis are collectively in the best position we have ever been in our history. Across the many conversations we have had in recent weeks, Memphis has clearly been in the center of the conversation as one of the most successful and promising programs in the country. Our understanding is that this latest round of expansion for the Big 12 essentially came down to the size of the institutions and the markets in which they reside.

But the final whistle hasn't blown, and it's far from over. Intercollegiate athletics and conference realignment will continue to evolve at a rapid pace. With that will come more change and more opportunity. Know that we are being strategic, proactive and aggressive in our efforts. We must continue to compete at the highest level and support our programs. Rest assured, we will not be slowing down our efforts, nor will we be lowering our expectations. Our current trajectory is remarkably positive, and we only plan on accelerating it. We must continue to invest in our infrastructure and in the American Athletic Conference. As we move forward together, let us all collectively remind the nation that Memphis is on the rise, across all domains of our University.

Stay proud of our University's momentum, and that we are poised for elite Carnegie R1 status in 2021. That we are nationally recognized as one of the top 12 universities in graduating African American students. That since our University Board of Trustees was created five years ago, we have invested nearly $200 million in campus construction.

Stay proud of our football program's high-level success, and that only Memphis, Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and Oklahoma have won at least eight games in each of the last seven seasons. That we have the 10th-most wins in the nation since 2014. That we have the longest bowl game streak in the conference.

Stay proud of our men's basketball program's elite status, and that only Memphis, Kansas, Gonzaga and Syracuse have won at least 18 games in each of the last 21 seasons. That we are in the top 10 in the nation in average home attendance. That we have had the country's top recruiting class in two of the last three seasons.

Stay proud that we graduate our student-athletes. That we serve one of the most diverse populations in America. That we have set our sights on investing in the future with the #MemphisRising strategic and facilities master plan. That we are part of and have the support of this great City that has three Fortune 500 company headquarters, 100 Fortune 500 companies operating here and $19 billion in planned investments underway.

This all matters. People around the country are noticing. Let's all continue to make them recognize that we're on the rise, together. Be proud, and as Memphis always does – keep competing.

Go Tigers!

Dr. M. David Rudd
University of Memphis President

Laird Veatch
Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

That is as straight forward as it gets. "We missed it this time guys, but rest assured that next time, it will be us. only reason we missed it was because of enrollment. Let's dominate AAC and leave them no choice"
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So I'm certainly not in the loop when it comes to the inner workings of UAB athletics. I donate some and go to MBB/football games, but not much further than that.

For anyone who may be in the know: Are our higherups actually pushing to get into the AAC or are we being hamstrung in any way? Just curious.
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We are near the front of the line for the AAC. We check too many boxes not to be.

Ingram has been working both the AAC and the B12, you can bet your last dollar on it. Lord knows I had my reservations about the guy, but when you look at what has been accomplished under his watch he's done a good job. He (and Bill Clark) has worked very hard to get UAB ready for this moment. Now that it has come he's not sleeping under his desk.
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UaB is an easy choice and will accept quickly.
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(09-10-2021 04:36 PM)ShrackUAB Wrote:  So I'm certainly not in the loop when it comes to the inner workings of UAB athletics. I donate some and go to MBB/football games, but not much further than that.

For anyone who may be in the know: Are our higherups actually pushing to get into the AAC or are we being hamstrung in any way? Just curious.

I am not in the inner circle either, but I was told emphatically that administration/coaches, etc... were all rowing in the same direction. Now, what I didn't ask was if that was toward the Sunbelt or the AAC. 03-banghead
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(09-10-2021 10:30 PM)ICB Wrote:  
(09-10-2021 04:36 PM)ShrackUAB Wrote:  So I'm certainly not in the loop when it comes to the inner workings of UAB athletics. I donate some and go to MBB/football games, but not much further than that.

For anyone who may be in the know: Are our higherups actually pushing to get into the AAC or are we being hamstrung in any way? Just curious.

I am not in the inner circle either, but I was told emphatically that administration/coaches, etc... were all rowing in the same direction. Now, what I didn't ask was if that was toward the Sunbelt or the AAC. 03-banghead

Rest assured. Everyone is rowing in the same direction and that direction is the AAC
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https://www.espn.com/college-football/st...r-exit-fee

Quote:Meanwhile, Aresco said his conference plans to move "deliberately and expeditiously"

Quote:"We're not trying to poach, we're not trying to persuade,"

Quote:"We just would like to find schools that think alike, have that DNA of achievement, have a cultural fit, academic as well as social, cultural fit," he added. "Geography does matter to some degree, but it matters less and less because the travel is a lot better than it once was."
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