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  • Lobot
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    Boise St. wants out

    Interesting development in Boise. Looks like they want to go to the Big West and leave Football somewhere else. Can’t imagine they’d go anywhere in football except AAC or independent

    https://boisedev.com/news/2020/12/08...mountain-west/

  • Lobot
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    I will beat this horse until something good happens. Go get Colorado St.

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  • RedDog
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    True those are some of our weaker links but I think the objective is to add enough teams to have two strong divisions and set up a conference championship game that isn't just a replay of who you played the week before.

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  • Bearcats1232002
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    Another thing to be looked at is throwing out schools that don't seem to be adding anything in any sport. East Carolina and Tulane would be good candidates for this. East Carolina hasn't been relevant in football in quite a while and have never been in basketball. Tulane hasn't been relevant in either sport in quite a while also.

    Unless these schools are good in baseball maybe? But this conference doesn't make its money in baseball anyway.

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  • Bearcats1232002
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    Originally posted by cpawstoney View Post
    I don't understand the fascination with Boise State. Yes they've had some mild success in football but what do they really bring to the table? The population of Greater Boise is around 750,000 compared to 2.1 million for Greater Cincinnati. The whole state of Idaho is only 1.8 million. Enrollment at Boise State is around 22,000 compared to 43,000 at UC. They certainly cannot bring a huge viewership which seems to be the main criteria now for expansion. What benefit is Boise State to the AAC other than a road trip across two time zones to the middle of nowhere?
    I think we are trying to make our football conference as good as possible in order to accomplish two things: 1. Increase our next TV contract with whomever we go with next time. 2. Maybe even position ourselves as that legitimate "Power 6" conference. Right now we call ourselves that but that doesn't make it so. Maybe if the conference gets so good that it can't be denied then the Power 5 will recognize us as a power conference or at least a conference to be strongly looked at as a playoff possibility.

    I agree with these moves including SD State and BYU. It doesn't make sense geographically but it could be a worthwhile roll of the dice.
    Last edited by Bearcats1232002; 01-17-2021, 02:50 PM.

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  • cpawstoney
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    I don't understand the fascination with Boise State. Yes they've had some mild success in football but what do they really bring to the table? The population of Greater Boise is around 750,000 compared to 2.1 million for Greater Cincinnati. The whole state of Idaho is only 1.8 million. Enrollment at Boise State is around 22,000 compared to 43,000 at UC. They certainly cannot bring a huge viewership which seems to be the main criteria now for expansion. What benefit is Boise State to the AAC other than a road trip across two time zones to the middle of nowhere?

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  • Bearcats1232002
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    Originally posted by Lobot View Post
    It won't be BYU. They have so many "special" demands at this point that no conference wants to deal with them
    Yeah. BYU looks at themselves like they are an independent to be mentioned in the same breath as Notre Dame but they don't have the accomplishments or history that Notre Dame has.

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  • Lobot
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    It won't be BYU. They have so many "special" demands at this point that no conference wants to deal with them

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  • swilsonsp4
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    Here’s a tepid denial from the SanDiego State AD:

    https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com...-mountain-west

    My guess is that, if BSU can wangle its way into the AAC, the Aztecs would be part of the realignment.

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  • Lobot
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    I used to live in San Diego not far from the stadium. I wouldn’t mind getting back out there for a road trip

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  • bearcatjd
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    I think these two teams will make a great addition to our conference. If it happens, I'll be the 1st to book trips to these schools when we play them!

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  • Lobot
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    I get it but travel costs for the conference are going to be crazy

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  • bearcatbret
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    Boise State and SDSU are in conversations? https://www.cincinnati.com/story/spo...rt/4155906001/
    https://mwwire.com/2021/01/13/aac-reportedly-speaking-with-san-diego-state-boise-state/

    Last edited by bearcatbret; 01-14-2021, 09:52 AM.

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  • GangstaTakester
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    Best case scenario is that we would get picked up by a Power 5 conference, but a 2nd choice would be adding the strongest of the "other" football programs. I wonder if the Boise State football coach getting picked up by Auburn will slow this down. He was the biggest advocate for the change, and they still have to fill their AD position. I don't see anything happening soon. It sounds like 2023 is the next best option for us.

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  • swilsonsp4
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    Originally posted by Bearcat Chris View Post
    CBS Sports reported:

    The American Athletic Conference has held discussions about adding Boise State as a 12th member for football in an attempt to give the conference a better chance of being considered for the College Football Playoff in the future.

    CBS Sports obtained documents highlighting the AAC's consideration of adding Boise State, but the conference would reportedly only be adding the school for football, allowing other Boise State sports programs to remain in the Mountain West, which is easier for the school geographically.

    B.C.
    Here's Dennis Dodd's piece on this:

    https://www.cbssports.com/college-fo...otball-member/

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