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If Brett is breaking the story it has to be bad for us in some way, I’m just not sure what it is yet 

I dream of a day when I have to worry about unfavorable seeding in the college football playoffs, as of this moment every single team we play seems to be an unfavorable matchup 

I think this is great! Finally college football will be exciting and  meaningful again. God I hope Scott is the guy, because we need the program built and to find our QB by 2023. If we are hitting on

Was telling a buddy of mine we should scrap the rest of the bowl game system and implement a backup tournament of the next best 16 teams. Kind of like footballs version of the NIT.

Can name each game of that tournament after current bowl games and set the championship as the most recognized bowl game not taken by the CFP already. 

Better than having half of CFB in a bowl game and could add some really exciting games if you ask me...

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3 minutes ago, bulloni said:

Wonder if we can convince BYU to join football only now. 5 of the last 7 AAC champs would have made the playoffs under this format.

This news would be better incentive for them to join the MWC ....

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8 minutes ago, bulloni said:

Wonder if we can convince BYU to join football only now. 5 of the last 7 AAC champs would have made the playoffs under this format.

Their only path is to be in the top 6. An AAC champ could get in at 17 or 18 even. I still think they will say no unless they get shut out over many years. Their competition with Utah decreases their chances for a G5. 

3 minutes ago, Triple B said:

This news would be better incentive for them to join the MWC ....

Again, unlikely in the short term based on my opinion above. 

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The other news is that up to 10 bowls will be dropped. I wonder how many AAC bowls this will include...I’ll say about 3. 

Bowls will be used as a part of the playoffs...

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Hell yeah! This is much better than the 8-team proposal I figured would be the result. This would be a massive boon to the AAC.

It's just a **** shame that this change will come just a few years into the AAC's current 12-year TV deal with ESPN. If we were renegotiating at any point after today, with this 12-team playoff on the table, our TV rights would certainly be higher. Not by a significant amount, but a noticeable amount sure.

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26 minutes ago, OnTheBus said:

Hell yeah! This is much better than the 8-team proposal I figured would be the result. This would be a massive boon to the AAC.

It's just a **** shame that this change will come just a few years into the AAC's current 12-year TV deal with ESPN. If we were renegotiating at any point after today, with this 12-team playoff on the table, our TV rights would certainly be higher. Not by a significant amount, but a noticeable amount sure.

I wonder if there is a “look in” clause at the mid point of the contract? 

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1 hour ago, Triple B said:

 

CCS, CJS and CJL never thought of it ..... but at least CCS thought of finishing in the Top 21.

Blackwell, Daniels, Grothe and Barnhardt would like to have a word with you  

 

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