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Temple running back Jahad Thomas (5) dives for a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Notre Dame Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, in Philadelphia. Notre Dame won 24-20. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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Temple running back Jahad Thomas (5) dives for a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Notre Dame Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, in Philadelphia. Notre Dame won 24-20. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

AAC commish says pressure is on

By Nathan Summers

The Daily Reflector

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There were undefeated teams making potential runs at New Year’s Day bowl games or even more. There were coaches who became national targets for marquee college football teams. There was boundless television time, some of it scheduled and some caused by unprecedented winning.

And now, according to American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco, there is pressure.


“We had essentially a breakthrough year, and we accomplished far more in a short period of time than we probably thought we would,” said Aresco, who saw a handful of his teams run up gaudy records and splash into the Top 25 rankings. “We thought we would have a good football league but to come this far this quickly, really in just a few years, is pretty remarkable.”

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