You read my mind. With the transfers and guys possibly leaving for the draft early why not wait until next off season.It's hard to get a handle on who's going to be good two seasons out, so you hope for the biggest names possible if they're going to plan it this far out. To me, that's San Diego State and Vegas. Nevada as pointed out is rebuilding, Utah State has been good of late but who knows how long that lasts, and none of the other MWC schools are particularly sexy, at least right now (maybe if New Mexico gets back to being New Mexico?)
Wonder why they did pull the trigger on pairings this early? Couldn't they have banged this out in the next offseason? It's a cross-country trip, not an international one.
Plus, Musselman left Nevada for Arkansas last April.Huh? Nevada graduated 8 seniors last year and another 5 this year. That's an entire roster. Next year's Nevada team will likely be 2 years removed from their phenomenal run and will be rebuilding. Dayton can have them.
The AAC is starting a new 4 game challenge with the SEC.I understand why the conference did this. I also understand it takes two willing participants. With that said, I wish it was with the AAC
Yikes. An AAC/A10 challenge would be better for the AAC than an AAC/Pac-12 challenge, I think.First, congratulations on making the rankings.
I wish that the AAC would work a challenge with the A-10 but rumors are we are holding out (probably unrealistic) for something with the Pac-12. I do greatly respect how the A-10 gets the max I will note.
In that line, we (AAC) will now need to expand to match them fully one-for-one. You guys (if interested?... we seem to be debating that part) seem to be such an overwhelming choice, it seems almost routine now. The waiver for two years was just approved to continue the football title game. And folks noting who to best invite as football only to pair with the Rams after that window expires ... BYU soundly to mirror like we already now have with Navy/Wichita State.
Speaking of them, I would like to think there would be an immediate big time double black & gold rivalry. Perhaps close to the level with ODU in the CAA days?
Why would you think that? Games against programs like UCLA, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, California, Southern Cal, Utah, Stanford, etc. brings in premier names and good TV slots. Those matchups would put butts in the seats for AAC home games. It doesn’t really matter that the PAC 12 has been the weakest P5 conference in recent years.
Depends on the lens you are looking through. There is a lot of upside to Pac12
Dude, I dig your posts but they make me think too much, and thinking is.......hard.I would be fine settling for allowing teams to opt out of a conference game vs a home and home paring. Wouldn’t it better for the top programs to schedule a home and home or a neutral vs a top 100 team instead of a 2nd game vs a 200-300 ranked team?
Makes total sense that the AAC would be better off playing the A10 vs. the PAC-12 since the PAC-12 has two teams ranked in the AP Top 25 higher than the A10's lone AP Top 25 team.
Honestly... UCLA... no question.Depends on the lens you are looking through. There is a lot of upside to Pac12
With all of that said, I agree and have stated I wish it was an A10/AAC matchup but I understand why if they can get the PAC12 they would. Honest question Would you rather play UNLV(who we drew) or USC/UCLA(USC finished 6th in the net in the p12 last year like UNLV did in the MWC and UCLA is projected as 8th in the P12 in like UNLV is this year
- Pac12 has there own network so every game can be on TV(out of sheer boredom, I find myself watching Pac12 games during the off season
- No A10 has the Arizona, Oregon or UCLA branding