Why you should listen: Mike Aresco joined Tuck and O’Neill to discuss a number of topics. Aresco shared his thoughts on what he will be saying at the upcoming AAC Media Days next week with Tuck and O’Neill. Aresco talks about some of the major issues in College Athletics going on. Aresco talked about the success of UCF last season including winning the Fiesta Bowl over Baylor and what it meant for the conference. Aresco also talked about his concerns over the “Power 5” conferences moving forward.
Aresco shares his thoughts on what he would do in the future of College Athletics. Aresco also talks about full scholarships and other topics with Tuck and O’Neill. The AAC Media Days will take place on Monday and Tuesday from Rhode Island.
Highlights of Aresco Interview : Aresco was very proud of UCF on and off the field performance at the Fiesta Bowl and how it helped the AAC brand with the win over Baylor.
Aresco is concerned of the term “Power 5″ being used. ” How do you apply that to us when UCF beats the Big 12 champ and convincely at the Fiesta Bowl ” Aresco told Tuck and O’Neill. “How do you that to us when we win two national championships in Men’s and Women’s Basketball.”
Aresco goal is to be in the conversation for a “Power 6” where AAC is included with SEC, ACC, Big 12, Big 10 and Pac 12.
Aresco told Tuck and O’Neill that the AAC not actively interested in any schools to be added in the near future and feels the college realignment landscape is at a stable climate at this time. Aresco also told Tuck and O’Neill he will be going to Dublin, Ireland for the UCF-Penn State game and will speak at the UCF Kickoff-Luncheon in Orlando on August 15.
You can listen to the entire Mike Aresco Interview with Tuck and O’Neill below.
Mike Aresco on Tuck and O’Neill : July 24, 2014
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