I know everyone loves these topics, so I thought I would post one that I actually found quite interesting. A Tulsa fan posted this over on the AAC board at CSNBBS.
Sign byu and army to a similar deal notre dame has with the acc. Boost everyones tv money, share bowl slots.
7-10 million a team is what we are looking at right now. Add those two in and its closer to 10-11 million.
I was thinking the same thing. Army and BYU want independence but do have some type of value. A poor man's version of ND relationship with ACC and Big East before.
Team up for bowl tie in negotiations and maybe say 2-3 games per year in Non- Conference AAC games and both sides would gain value I would think.
I again advocate for byu and army for 4 games. Byu 3 in the west and 1 vs east. Army 3 vs east 1 vs west. Keep travel down, develop some rivalries, still good variety by rotating through the opposite division.
Add vcu and dayton for olympic sports to tighten up the east geography and build a monster bball conference. The extra ncaa credits would easily be worth it. Every school would have a well matched travelling partner.
The Army/Navy game should be wrapped into negotiations, or did they already extend the current rights? That game is a cash-cow.
Bold vs normal refers to different comments in the thread.