The American Digest

Updated as of: 25 October 2019

Some very good sites for insight into our Conference mates.

THE EAST

Temple Logo

If you want an AAC game of the week pitting two teams with contrasting approaches, your eyes should be trained in on Philadelphia where UCF and Temple will battle for the East division title. Owls are wondering how to put the “All-America” back into their AA kick returner Isaiah Wright. Read more at Temple Football Forever and Philly.com College Sports section here.


UConn LogoIs Connecticut Coach Randy Edsall seriously putting the blame for the Huskies football program demise on Cell Phones and Fortnite?  Two struggling teams head into Saturday looking for some relief…will UConn or Massachusetts come out with win No. 2 on the season. Read at the UConn Blog.


USF LogoHoly Cow ECU fans, peek in at some of the fiscal fiascos happening down at USF and you might find yourself Comphering up some sad times in our past. We got nothing on the Bulls. Not only is their coach pulling in the 14th top salary in all of football with a meh product to show for it, but the admin is FUBAR too. Read more about the 2019 Bulls at The Daily Stampede.


UCF LogoHard not to be a little jealous about the Knights who have clearly figured out how to do things the right way…something hopefully the Pirates can learn from. Two freshmen lineman and a quarterback starting? No problem, they keep on rolling. Read more at Knights Notepad.


Cincy LogoCaring what people think…Bearcats reporter surveys a wide college football fanbase to find out how people perceive Cincy’s football program. A Pirate player is listed as one of the Top-5 players the Bearcats will face down the stretch. For a slick site that employs a multi-media approach, learn about Cincinnati’s 2019 edition at Down the Drive.


THE WEST

Houston LogoTrading field goals for touchdowns never works out for the leg-swinging team and Houston, despite a valiant rally on Thursday night, learned that lesson, falling to undefeated SMU by…ironically a FG, 34-31. Cougars coach goes on an expletive-filled rant. Follow the Cougars at The Chron.


Memphis LogoSo, you are a 6-1 football team competing for an AAC division title, right? You open up your hometown media site and there is only basketball stories, from top to endless scrolling screen…such is life for the Tigers…but hey, if you want to read about their hoops team, click away. Follow the Tigers at The Commercial Appeal.


Navy LogoNavy hosts Tulane for Homecoming in Annapolis in a game that may be a pretty entertaining one as the two AAC West teams bring in 5-1 and 5-2 records, respectively. Navy hoping to run all over another opponent. Follow the Midshipmen at Navy’s Football Site.


Tulsa LogoTulsa’s disappointing season looks like it will only get worse a the Hurricanes play host to a strong Memphis team looking to keep pace in the division. Tulsa’s aggressive schedule may be getting the best of them this season.  Read about the Tulsa Hurricane at Tulsa World.


Tulane LogoThe Green Wave faces a validation game this weekend on the road at Navy. on the one hand, they have already notched 5 wins this season but on the other hand, they are coming off a blowout loss to Memphis. Season could hinge on this tough contest. The Times-Picayune has the Green Wave covered.


SMU LogoThe Transfer Portal Powerhouse keeps on rolling and after a Thursday night win against Houston, the Mustangs couldn’t be better set up for the stretch with an extra day to prep for next week’s big match-up with Memphis. Coach Sonny Dykes certainly making a case of college football coach of the year. Check out The Dallas News to keep you informed about the Mustangs.

 

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