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  • #16
    Fletcher Page of the Enquirer tweeting that AAC members don't want any football only expansion, even BYU. Interesting.

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    • #17
      Justin Williams reported that the AAC have opted to go with 11 schools in 2020 & petition the NCAA to allow a championship game. Divisions would be eliminated. It would’t work with uneven divisions.

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      • #18
        I could have put this in the Media Day thread as well but Aresco is stating that they expect to hear from the NCAA on the waiver request to hold a championship game sometime in the next month.

        1) If they don't get the waiver, the AAC might be forced to expand by one school.

        2) I would expect a lawsuit from the AAC vs NCAA if the waiver is not granted seeing as how they granted the Big12 a waiver for playing with 10 members.



        I'm seeing stuff elsewhere on Air Force being a candidate for this. I'll go on record saying this won't happen and is really a terrible idea.

        The article where this stuff started is here: https://collegefootballtalk.nbcsport...mountain-west/

        If you read the article the whole reason this popped up is that AF's coach thinks the Mountain West is too hard for them and the travel stinks. Based on that there's no way they would be interested in moving to the AAC from a pure football standpoint. The conferences are pretty similar in schedule difficulty and the travel costs would be worse for the Academy going to the east coast in the AAC. The article doesn't even get into conference TV money which is the only way it would make sense for anyone financially and probably the only way to offset increased costs for the AFA.
        Brent Wyrick
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        • #19
          You could put Air Force in the West and move Navy to the East. That way Air Force would only travel to ETZ three times every two years. But I agree I still don't see it.

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          • #20
            And, if AF joins, the Commander-in-Chief trophy is being screwed with; AF and Navy would have to play every year, maybe sometimes as a conference game and some years non-conference. I can't see college football messing with tradition (somebody find me a sarcasm emoji quick). .

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            • #21
              Originally posted by longtimefan View Post
              You could put Air Force in the West and move Navy to the East. That way Air Force would only travel to ETZ three times every two years. But I agree I still don't see it.
              One of the conditions set by Navy when they joined the AAc is that they be placed in the West division.

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              • #22
                It's the Air Force; put them on a C-130 or two and solve the travel cost problem. For the record, yes I am okay with using taxpayer resources to transport members of the military academies. The plane can be used for other purposes, this is only occasional travel.
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                • #23
                  Moot point. The waiver was approved last night for 11 teams with CCG in 2020 and 2021 so very unlikely the conference would expand at this time.
                  Brent Wyrick
                  92 Final Four Front Row
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