Marketing folks across the country have been busy this summer assembling the ad campaigns they hope pack stadiums at their schools. The American Athletic Conference is even getting into the act, pushing a message of "power" after a successful year one.
ECU didn't have a commercial readily available, but here is their video getting fans hyped for year 1 in the American. Nothing says excitement like Michael Buble right?
Houston rolled out a promo that highlights a return to campus with the new TDECU Stadium on the former site of Robertson Stadium. Ironically, the naming rights holder, which is actually Texas Dow Employees Credit Union, looks like an acronym Pirates fans would prefer rather than the Cougars faithful.
Narration of Memphis' commercial comes via 6th year running back Brandon Hayes. According to Hayes, the Tigers are ready to "Shock the Nation".
Tulane is also boasting new digs after playing at the Superdome since 1975. They go nostalgic to rebuild what was once a robust fanbase in New Orleans.
There is not much to say about the SMU ad except for highlighting the fratastic awesomeness of the bro getting his plaid shirt game in order at the 0:07 mark.
UCONN's commercial is all about featuring the Northeast's answer to Kliff Kingsbury, new head coach Bob Diaco.
Even factoring in my alum bias, UCF has to have the best commercial of the bunch, but as defending conference champs, they also had the most to work with. Still, I am not sure how many people will buy center Joey Grant's act as the "tough guy" closing the spot out.
With seemingly nothing to promote after a 2-10 season, USF is just trying to sell the gameday atmosphere around Raymond James Stadium for their opener against Western Carolina. Are you buying?
Not featured: Cincinnati, Temple, Tulsa