Texas to Stay in Big 12?

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by stanhin, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. stanhin

    stanhin 5,000+ Posts

  2. Touchdown_Texas

    Touchdown_Texas 500+ Posts

    Dan Beebe might have just saved his job. Interesting to see what aggy will do if everyone stays.

    Damn, I was really hoping for Pac-16. [​IMG]
  3. DigglerontheHoof

    DigglerontheHoof 1,000+ Posts

    Damnit. I was just warming up to watching us dominate the new Pac16, while watching aggy flounder in the SEC, like the not-so-lovable losers they are.
  4. South Austin

    South Austin 2,500+ Posts

    Trusting the Big XII solution to the leadership who let the conference get to this point is a mistake.
  5. Dr.Spot

    Dr.Spot 100+ Posts

    Chip Brown will be on Houston Radio 1560 the Game in the 9:00 hour to talk about Texas staying in the Big 12!
  6. Satchel

    Satchel 2,500+ Posts

    Trust among the remaining members is broken. This band aid just delays the inevitable.
  7. Touchdown_Texas

    Touchdown_Texas 500+ Posts

    My guess is this was to keep aggy from bolting. They didn't see this coming from us, and now they have to reconsider...leave and pay 10M or stay like everybody else.
  8. Texas Taps

    Texas Taps 5,000+ Posts

  9. mojo17

    mojo17 1,000+ Posts

    I really thought we had the most capable leaders in control of this fiasco, now I think we have screwed the pooch. The big12 is done. Why do we want to resurect it now? If you win the conference who have you beat? Once Tex and OU play what other marquee game is left? No championship game, no other big game opponent. If I was a voter I would never put the winner of this conference in the BCS champ game because who the heck have they beat. Victory over OU and Tech. Our leaders almost look like the gov to me, keystone cops.
  10. triplehorn

    triplehorn 2,500+ Posts

    This really undercuts Aggy's plans to the SEC the most. Texas' range of options will remain open even if a sweeping change gets punted for another year. For Aggy, I don't know how long that SEC window stays open. If they choose to bolt leaving only 9 teams, the decisive blow ending the conference will fall on aggy.
  11. stanhin

    stanhin 5,000+ Posts

    If we stay the Big 12 (really 10) (and without a title game), it's just going to be a question of whether Texas or Oklahoma wins the championship each year. None of the other teams will be able to have a better overall conference record than both Texas AND OU in any given year, especially having to play both those schools.
  12. LetDJLoose

    LetDJLoose 25+ Posts

    This is excellent news, if it's true. Nothing else felt remotely right, as knee-jerkily attractive as it might have sounded to be part of a mega conference.
  13. triplehorn

    triplehorn 2,500+ Posts

  14. Mesohorny

    Mesohorny 1,000+ Posts

    so the past 2 months have just been a dream?


    JOSEYWALES66 100+ Posts

    The only reason I like this is it gives all the schools more time to analyze the situation and make a more informed decision. The Big 12 is dead. This is just a delaying action.
  16. pjohnson

    pjohnson 100+ Posts

  17. dalhorn1

    dalhorn1 1,000+ Posts

    aggie eric, couldn't Texas just agree to let every school try to run their own network, and let demand determine the outcome for each school? this would smash the bird in atm's hand on this issue, it seems.

    also, if the conference remains with 10 teams, my vote for renaming it is Tornado Alley 10. Or, "Seriously, Iowa State is still in our conference?" conference.
  18. Touchdown_Texas

    Touchdown_Texas 500+ Posts

    If true, a very smart move to undercut aggy's plans. It shuts their window of opportunity in the near term, as they'd be silly to leave when all the in-state rivals stay. And even if they decide to leave, where is their athletic department going to come up with 10M? Who knows if this is really even the long-term plan. But it just might serve it's purpose for now. Genius if you ask me.
  19. JJxvi

    JJxvi 100+ Posts

  20. triplehorn

    triplehorn 2,500+ Posts

    Eric - the most key element in all this for Texas is that we don't HAVE to do anything today.

    If the decision for a multi-team move to the PAC 10 is postponed a year and Aggy doesn't agree go to the SEC immediately, how likely is it that the SEC will be waiting with open arms for Aggy in the future ?
  21. kgp

    kgp 1,000+ Posts

    If we could vote KSU and ISU off the island and stick with 8 (which we can not), we would have more OOC flexibilty and fewer mouths eating our TV pie. We would be a regional conference, but at least a fairly sound one. Keeping the B10/12 together, though, leaves us regional, top-heavy, and unstable.
  22. Kaiser Sose

    Kaiser Sose 100+ Posts

    Short term this may be good. Rather than jumping too quickly, lay back and see how things shake out. The Pac10 opportunity will still be there in 2 years.

    Long term though I don't see this flying, unless somehow the Big 12 could add some heavy hitters. And realistically I'm just not sure who that could be. It's easy to sling names out there (ND, Arkansas), but much more difficult to convince those teams they'd be better off in Big 12 than what they currently have. And adding TCU/UH/etc add little more than additional mouths to feed.
  23. MAROON

    MAROON 250+ Posts

    we've both already done this once before - it was called the SWC after Arkansas bolted.
  24. RP McMurphy

    RP McMurphy 100+ Posts

    If this is true then we are now the weakest BCS conference, even weaker than the Mt West. This conference is Texas, OU, and nobody. This is a total embarrassment if it goes through. [​IMG]
  25. Chip hasn't exactly been batting high percentages with these reports recently. And, already there have been conflicting reports to this one from people like Joe Schad.

    Just saying.
  26. Texas___Fight

    Texas___Fight 2,500+ Posts

  27. Texas Taps

    Texas Taps 5,000+ Posts

    aggy "academic" standards are best suited for the sec
  28. triplehorn

    triplehorn 2,500+ Posts

    Eric - while i agree with you that the SEC would like to have a footprint in Texas, what they have now isn't broken. Finding that second team to add is another moving part that changes the SEC brand and shifts money around. I think the incentives for the SEC standing pat as a counter to expansion remain strong.
  29. RockyBalboa

    RockyBalboa 500+ Posts

    From Joe Shad's twitter:

    The departure of Texas, Texas Tech, OU and OSU to Pac-10 is imminent, four Big 12 sources say

    two minutes ago
  30. Big Jake

    Big Jake 100+ Posts

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