At first the thought is pretty far-fetched. I mean, how could TCU possibly fit into a league primarily based in the northeast? Then again, the Frogs are already a complete misfit geographically in the Mountain West, so how big a change would it really be? (I, personally, am way too lazy to look up the comparative distances between TCU and Big East schools versus TCU and other MWC schools).
I think we all see the Big East as a league with greater visibility (read: TV $$$) and BCS access than the Mountain West, and I think it's also a league in which the Frogs would instantly be incredibly competitive in both football and baseball. They would definitely be a fish out of water in men's basketball, but could the increase in marquee teams coming through Daniel-Meyer and the opportunity to be the only Texas program to offer kids a chance to play Big East basketball actually be a BENEFIT to the program?
When reached by text message by ESPN Dallas, Gary Patterson said he was surprised by the report and stated that his focus was primarily on Colorado State. AD Chris Del Conte declined to speak on the matter.
As we learned this summer, it's probably wise to scrutinize the source of stories such as this one. So before you start getting excited over football games against Pitt and West Virginia or basketball games against Syracuse or Georgetown, remember that this came from the Post: