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If TAMU still decides to come we will start to hear a LOT more TCU and Louisville rumors.
No we won't unless you start them. TCU has never been in our radar and UK will not want Louisville in this conference.
I read them all day (rumors). The latest is TCU to the big12. With still an internetz full of TCU to SEC rumors. TCU is not under contract atm. And would be an easy add.Mizzou is not leaving now. TAMU is hellbent on leaving. WVA was already told "no thank you" and might make the SEC look bad to go back and recant that.As far as the in state agreement, that is a verbal agreement and some arms could be twisted in Kentucky. All this being said I still think the SEC may stay at 13 schools for a season. But all of this is conjecture. You guys can moan and whine that rumors do not exist all you want. I pretend my wife doesnt exist at times too... but then she rears her ugly head.
But all of this is conjecture.ou You guys can moan and whine that rumors do not exist all ywant. I pretend my wife doesnt exist at times too... but then she rears her ugly head.
They would have to, unless they add a third new team in the west (Kansas?).We might be going back to the old (2 permanent, 1 rotating) schedule. Who's ready to play Tennessee again every year?
"PAC 12" announcing they are just fine with 12 members. Don't need any other teams to add to their conference, thank you very much.
while the Longhorn Network runs wild and free.
I've been saying for the longest time that Oklahoma really had no options. People are stupid and get to thinking that this is somehow related to how big of a football factory you have - heck, the SEC and Pac 12 both have plenty of football factories on the level of the Sooners. Big Whoop.The whole TV market thing is vastly overblown too. We all know the "academic fit" is simply a front. OK is not favored by geography, footprint for a conference, tv market, culture or academics. OK has no vast pool of recruits that anyone is going to fight over either. It's been one big long bluff for a while for them simply because they were aware how bad it looked for them to hang to Texas' ass hairs. Bluff over. They're going to have to make the Big 12 work, which isn't really a bad option for them and Texas anyway. Bring in BYU, TCU and Houston and you have a fine 12 team conference that Texas still controls. Bring in Boise and you have a media darling. What's the negative for Texas and their little bitch in Norman?
but who really fricking knows?
Give me one good reason why a conference with 2 national TV contracts, who is already getting played in every football watching house in OK, would want or need the Sooners. They have no recruits. They have TV markets the size of Memphis or less and again, we're already in them. They add nothing that the SEC doesn't already have, in spades. Texas A&M was the prize for the SEC - a huge footprint in Texas local news and the ability to claim Texas as SEC country. A&M has the big budget and alumni base. They're good enough in all the sports. They bring upside while bringing few demands, unlike the Sooners and Longhorns. The SEC wants a school in NC or VA. They'd fall back and take Mizzou simply for the purposes of blocking out the Big 10 and completing a 14th and I'm not sure they even need a 14th team - it may stay 13 for a while. We aren't going to 16 team mega conferences - that's always been media bullshit that the herd believes. Everyone is going to max out at 14 because after that, there really isn't anyone out there for the big conferences that adds anything substantial. The Big 10 wants Notre Dame and knows that at some point Rutgers is the smart long term move so that you can have a toe hold for trying to actually create college football fans in the biggest market that exists. Mizzou is their fallback and UConn is going to be somebody's fall back as well - Big 10 or ACC. I may be all wrong but I just think that almost all the stuff we have heard for 2 years is misinformation and spin and posturing. Once you really look at it all from each player's perspective, it doesn't look at all like what we keep hearing from ESPN and such.
Worst case scenario is, the SEC and media hunker down and start counting beans and the process of culling teams begins. I realize this is a falling sky possibility and at this point the SEC seems immune to the viral nature of what is going on in collegiate athletics. But anything ain'tsuprising me anymore in regards to this aMm. It certainly would be d-vasting to lose members of this conference.
The SEC wants a school in NC or VA. They'd fall back and take Mizzou simply for the purposes of blocking out the Big 10 and completing a 14th and I'm not sure they even need a 14th team - it may stay 13 for a while.
This has probably been covered before but how exactly does a 13-team schedule in a split division conference work?
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