Saturday, September 3, 2011
Even though the season has started, the drama within the possibly (probably?) dying Big 12 continues. ESPN's Joe Schad is reporting that Texas and Oklahoma are now actively discussing a move to the Pac 12, which would possibly become the Pac 14 or even the Pac 16 if Texas Tech and Oklahoma were also invited.
Additionally, some guy named Greg Swaim of GregSwaim.com (yeah, take it with a grain of salt) is reporting that Oklahoma and Oklahoma State could be announcing their defection to the Pac 12 as early as this coming Tuesday. He cites the public comments by the presidents of both of those schools saying that they are looking at options outside of the Big 12 as well as 'unnamed sources'.
So what does this mean for TCU? It's hard to tell for sure. Swaim, in his report, repeats the rumor we've been hearing for a while that Kansas and Kansas State have been in talks with the Big East "just in case". Adding those two would give the Big East eleven football-playing schools, although we still have no idea what the SEC's intentions are beyond adding Texas A&M or if the Big Ten or ACC might try to poach a team or two.
Posted by Lyle Lanley at Saturday, September 03, 2011