There is no SMU animosity to keep you out for some non-existent (to SMU) rivalry. Does adding UNT to AAC further their goals? The AAC goal is to get P5 level treatment. There are only two factors that matter to that:
1. Football Prestige and 2. Money.
1.Does UNT regularly appear in the top 25 and get mentioned for potential high bowls? No. So you don't help there.
2. Does adding UNT generate more money, significantly more money, per school to further competing for a P5 upgrade? No.
So you add nothing that matters.
You guys are looking at this all wrong. The question isn't if you're going to add value to the aac with smu in it (no tv network is going for that). The question is when the aac expands for football only with Boise, unlv, and sdsu, will north texas stay in cusa or join two others in going to the mwc.
TV markets don’t matter in college football. It’s really simple-no matter where you’re located, if you put out a product worth watching, people will watch it.
The Myrtle Beach bowl was the lowest rated bowl of the season by a long shot. 2 million less viewers than Liberty v Coastal.
All of our previous bowl games were also at or near the bottom of TV ratings.
The kool aid is strong when people think we’ve actually put out a product that the general public are interested in tuning in to.
And the 1982 game that Plumm always likes to talk about the ratings for-it was