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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:18 am 
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Friday November 29
#18 Cincinnati 24 at #17 Memphis 34
USF 7 at UCF 34

Saturday November 30
Tulsa 49 at ECU 24
Uconn 17 at Temple 49
Tulane 20 at SMU 37
#24 Navy 56 at Houston 41

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:26 am 
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Can't complain about AAC Friday network coverage during a big holiday football weekend. I know there was a lot of snickering and mocking of Aresco and "P6" branding but he basically is showing all how positive marketing is done through hard work. It's a few years away but now conference promotion for Tulane (by ironically not moving affiliation at all) is a not-so-long-shot as it was a few years ago.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:25 am 
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No doubt that having the East champ vs. the West champ, both ranked next to each other, as a preview of the CG that will come a week later, and on an afternoon where a large portion of the country is off work and bored at home looking for some football to watch, is a fantastic spot.

Just checked to see what compelling SEC matchup CBS would be showing that afternoon.... Arkansas/Missouri! Wow. Are they gonna spend time trying to convince America that this is a budding rivalry (due to proximity) since Missou joined the SEC? Or will 95% of the talk during this game be about the OTHER teams in the conference and how great they are? I'm betting the latter.

ESPN is saddled with WVU/TCU in this same time slot. BTN has Iowa/Nebraska. The AAC game is CLEARLY the most compelling, even to an "average, otherwise neutral" fan.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:46 am 
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It wouldn't have helped this year (Ark is THAT bad), but if the $EC hadn't let LSU bully them out of that rivalry game, they'd be in better shape. Mizzou vs Ark is almost never going to be interesting. Ark vs LSU sometimes was

LSU always thought that rivalry was beneath them, and never took it seriously. But Arkansas did, and that made for some competitive games. Meanwhile, LSU fans at least enjoyed roasting whole hogs on Black Friday. LSU is now matched with Texas A&M, which doesn't really make any more sense as a rivalry (but since LSU also feels "above" being rivals with Florida, and since Bama has its own rival....). But neither LSU nor the Aggies are interested in Black Friday games. Arkansas is. So we get Arkansas vs Mizzou. Every year for the forseeable future.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:25 pm 
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I remember gleefully watching Arkansas upset LSU in 2007 on Black Friday, seemingly knocking them out of BCS contention with two losses... only to have LSU still get into the BCS CG due to several other "no way they all happen" losses on conference championship weekend, and then LSU winning the whole thing because it was conveniently in the Superdome. :xmad: :xmad:

I honestly don't know what the SEC was thinking when they gave Missou/Arky that Friday "rivalry" spot. I suppose Missou was decent back when they joined the SEC, but still, those teams playing is a big "who cares" for most of the country. Although that gladly gives the AAC game the spotlight.

Sorry, we're digressing from the AAC weekly discussion...


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:30 pm 
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All fun to read. Maybe it's the LSU folks I hang out with but they are super interested in A&M game after the basketball matchup next year.

As concerns the SEC, I'm glad that Arky-Missou is generating a lot of palpitating hearts around America. Maybe Paul Fineman will cover in person? :green wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:09 pm 
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Arkansas-Mizzou got the Black Friday spot because the SEC needed willing partners. LSU was pushing hard to get out of playing Arkansas, and Arkansas was always the team that liked the Black Friday game. Left without LSU, Arkansas volunteered to keep a black friday rivalry, so the SEC found the only one that made "any" sense. But LSU vs Arkansas made a lot more sense. But the SEC lets LSU and Bama push them around (a lot)

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FWIW, the SEC manufactured two rivalries with trophies between LSU-Ole Miss and LSU-Arkansas. LSU won both of those the last two weeks and promptly left the trophies on the field.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:13 pm 
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tulaneoutlaw wrote:
FWIW, the SEC manufactured two rivalries with trophies between LSU-Ole Miss and LSU-Arkansas. LSU won both of those the last two weeks and promptly left the trophies on the field.


They're more than welcome to return The Rag too along with the game they owe Tulane. :green wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:24 pm 
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PeteRasche wrote:
I remember gleefully watching Arkansas upset LSU in 2007 on Black Friday, seemingly knocking them out of BCS contention with two losses... only to have LSU still get into the BCS CG due to several other "no way they all happen" losses on conference championship weekend, and then LSU winning the whole thing because it was conveniently in the Superdome. :xmad: :xmad:

I honestly don't know what the SEC was thinking when they gave Missou/Arky that Friday "rivalry" spot. I suppose Missou was decent back when they joined the SEC, but still, those teams playing is a big "who cares" for most of the country. Although that gladly gives the AAC game the spotlight.

Sorry, we're digressing from the AAC weekly discussion...

Once their Big12 players started graduating, Missouri turned terrible (as did A&M). In case anyone wants to talk about how great the SEC is.


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Memphis wins. Cincinnati will return to Memphis in a week for the conf championship game

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Final misery index:

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Houston: After the Cougars wrapped up the school's worst season in 15 years with a 56-41 loss to Navy, first-year coach Dana Holgorsen had the audacity to tell the media he was proud that “We didn't give up on the season. We didn’t quit coaching. We didn't quit practicing. We didn’t quit preparing. We didn't quit playing. Ever." Uh, Dana, aren’t you forgetting something? Don’t you remember that whole thing back in September when you started encouraging players to redshirt and not use up a year of eligibility on a season that was already slipping away with a 1-3 record? Don’t you recall that your best player, quarterback D’Eriq King, among others could have kept playing and tried to salvage this season but instead sat with your blessing? Sorry, but isn’t that the definition of giving up on the season? Maybe Cougars fans will eventually be on board with the way Holgorsen handled this first year, but what happened at Houston was a disgrace. Rather than trying to figure things out, the highest paid coach in the Group of Five folded his tent after a loss to Tulane. After going 4-8, the fact that Holgorsen will be remembered as the person who invented tanking in college football shouldn’t be a badge of honor for anyone associated with that program.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ncaafb/misery-index-when-is-jim-harbaugh-going-to-get-it-michigans-issues-cut-deeper-than-losses-to-ohio-state/ar-BBXBEcu?ocid=spartandhp

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