Not much coming out since last week, but had enough today to throw something together. SI had a nice article about the AAC and kept mentioning that Houston is likely to bolt, even throwing in a paragraph about what the conference would have to look at after they did. Also, the UT and KSU SGA’s both are looking at protesting BYU to the Big 12. Finally, in the Twitter Musing section, Tommy Tuberville made an interestingly worded comment about how expansion may already be decided and Tim Montemayor got news from his “sources” regarding expansion that go in a different direction:
MORE THAN JUST A CONFERENCE FOR POWER 5 TO PLUNDER, AAC HAS PRIME OPPORTUNITY TO ELEVATE ITS STATUS IN WEEK 3
The AAC’s future is built on more than just Houston and Herman. It’s built on the next tier of teams, which could anchor it in a post-Houston world: South Florida, Temple, Cincinnati, Navy and Memphis, which hired Arizona State offensive coordinator Mike Norvell last offseason. It’s built on young coaches like Temple’s Matt Rhule and South Florida’s Willie Taggart, coaches whose teams would be smart to pay up to keep them when the time comes. Not every school has Houston’s checkbook, but they need to give their coaches reasons to stay—reasons beyond a hope and a prayer of joining the Big 12.