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Just now, Dirtball said:

I think Thamel got the report wrong. I think AAC wont be taking all 6. These are just the finalist.

 

 

With that group, choosing between them could be accomplished with 'Eenie, Meenie, Minee, Mo'...

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43 minutes ago, RSF said:

The Texas schools split when the SWC cratered.  Houston went to CUSA.  And when the WAC split TCU left Rice and SMU.  There really isnt much of a group mentality.  And the G5 schools today are split as well.  Its every school for themselves.

How many did we invite form Texas for the WAC?  A whole group

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Just now, Billings said:

How many did we invite form Texas for the WAC?  A whole group

3.  Out of 4.  But they werent 'sticking together'.  All 3 were grabbing for a life preserver.  And all 3 dropped the others at the 1st opportunity.

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1 hour ago, UNLVFan90 said:

I don’t believe SMU is happy with these additions and contrary to what people say I don’t believe they are close to the Big 12 radar with TCU there. Hair should be going hard for them ASAP.

I think SMU might balk at paying the huge exit fee just to go to another G5.

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1 hour ago, Did I hear a WOOSH? said:

There’s a typo in there.  You can even see it in the composites.  AAC is either 5 or 6 depending on source.  MWC is 7,8, or 9.  So something funny happened there.  

Did you hear that on East Coast SportsCenter? 

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2 minutes ago, BoiseStateOfMind said:

I think SMU might balk at paying the huge exit fee just to go to another G5.

And I dont think they'll be all that unhappy.  Money wouldnt be that different, and the path to the post season on both football and basketball is getting easier.

 

 

Having said that...they'll probably be moving in a week...

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11 minutes ago, tenbobnote said:

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Nothing has changed..The MW still has 12 football schools...You are in a bit of a spot..the AAC doesn't want you..CUSA will be looking for schools though.

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5 minutes ago, nvspuds said:

Nothing has changed..The MW still has 12 football schools...You are in a bit of a spot..the AAC doesn't want you..CUSA will be looking for schools though.

There's pressure to have them expand. It's defensive. They're likely going to have teams leave in the next couple years. Craig Thomson and at least the CSU AD have publicly said as much in the last week or so. 
They just thought they had more time.

https://www.ktik.com/2021/10/15/craig-thompson-mountain-west-commissioner-on-expansion-cfp-and-gonzaga-basketball/

 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/athletic-director-joe-parker-joins-to-talk-about-the/id1509883324?i=1000537540349

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8 minutes ago, nvspuds said:

Nothing has changed..The MW still has 12 football schools...You are in a bit of a spot..the AAC doesn't want you..CUSA will be looking for schools though.

AAC not wanting them is kinda surprising.  With them focusing on sizable metro areas, how could they pass on the 193rd metro area in the country?

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1 minute ago, RSF said:

AAC not wanting them is kinda surprising.  With them focusing on sizable metro areas, how could they pass on the 193rd metro area in the country?

In other words: let's deflect because I don't have a good answer. 

Like I said though, It'll be good for the MW in the long run

The AAC just passed over some better brands to get Texas in attempts to screw the MWC in a land grab. That's what just happened. 

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1 hour ago, RSF said:

So Plan C is...gut CUSA. North Texas, Rice, UTSA, UAB, Florida Atlantic and Charlotte. Reeks of desperation.  Which is what it is.

The AAC should just call themselves C-USA pretty much all their schools are from there. 

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I think if the MWC offered 2 schools (UNT, UTSA) they'd have a real good shot at snagging them out from under the AAC. 

Again don't see the issue adding them as both bring upside, UTSA brings eyeballs potentially and BSU, AF and CSU get what they want. BSU move to the Western Division and the Colorado schools get some central exposure.

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Just now, tenbobnote said:

In other words: let's deflect because I don't have a good answer. 

Like I said though, It'll be good for the MW in the long run

The AAC just passed over some better brands to get Texas in attempts to screw the MWC in a land grab. That's what just happened. 

If NDSU is the answer, the question is 'who has a widely overinflated sense of themselves?'

 

IOW...not really.  Standing pat has always been the MWC's best move.  And the AAC helped out.  Thats what just happened.

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1 hour ago, Professorbum said:

There are plenty on this board that promoted adding UTSA, UNT, and/or Rice.  Markets were usually the chief reason cited.  The folly of chasing TV markets isn't the exclusive province of Aresco.   

True. But only have to look at San Jose to realize market size doesn’t really matter.

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