I think the picture above is what every college football fan in the western half of the United States has looked like the past few days. My brain hurts from the million or so different conference realignment scenarios that have been whirling in and out of my thoughts. I think this might be what it's like to have schizophrenia. DON'T TOUCH ME!!!!!
Now I'm usually pretty optimistic about things, but I hope we didn't jump the gun on rubbing this whole Pac 16 thing in Baylor's face. I hope reading this post doesn't toss you into a downward spiral of paranoia, but Colorado's defection to the Pac 10 today- while likely eliminating Baylor from getting a spot in the Pac 16- also opened up the possibility of this doomsday scenario:
What if UT and A&M can't agree on where they want to go (Pac 10? SEC? Big Ten?) and decide that, for now, they want to remain in the Big 12 and that the conference survives. Colorado has already played their hand so now the Big 12 and Pac 10 both have 11 teams. What if BYU takes Colorado's place in the Big 12 and Utah joins Colorado in joining the Pac 10? TCU would be fuuuuuuuuucked. Even if Nebraska and/or Missouri leave, I don't think there is any desire to add another Texas school to the Big 12...especially on the part of the four Texas schools currently there.
Obviously this whole situation might change before I even finish typing this blog entry, but for now, TCU fans probably want to root for the Big 12 to completely implode and for the rumored Pac 16 to actually take shape so that the Mountain West is firmly in position to poach any/all of the leftovers.
As nerve-racking as this is, it's actually good that I'm distracted by something (work? pfffff) before the TCU-UT Super Regional series gets started tomorrow.