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1st in American Athletic - East

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN has obtained a copy of this letter, dated July 25, that UConn president Susan Herbst sent Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby expressing the school's "strong interest" in joining the Big 12.

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HCBD: "I cannot wait for the season to begin. I can't wait to tactically help the team win. I can't wait to watch the guys perform."

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HCBD: "Last night, our team selected four men that represent our football team and University. It is a collection of smart, tough men."

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"It's been a very strong camp. It's been astounding to see all the work put in. We enjoy being together as like-minded people." - HCBD

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CFB's 15 most improved teams for 2016

Last year, Michigan and North Carolina went from losing records to double-digit wins. Who will be this year's biggest movers? A hint: Longhorn Nation should be optimistic.

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Sources: Big 12 to talk expansion with at least 20

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby will conduct video conferences with at least 18 schools that have contacted the league about being considered as expansion candidates.

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Can the AAC get a team into the playoff?

It's hard to imagine a Group of 5 team making a four-team Playoff, but the formula includes a perfect season, several marquee wins and a conference championship. And even that may not be enough.

Expansion candidates have had success

The potential effect of Big 12 expansion on the field has caused concern for some about diluting the league. There are issues for many teams, but competitiveness isn't one of them writes ESPN's Jake Trotter. UConn has made five bowl games, including a Fiesta Bowl, in the last decade. Trotter

Team Stats

Passing Yards193.8Tied-96th
Rushing Yards124.6115th
Points For17.8122nd
Points Against19.817th

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