Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sooners having second thoughts?

Did someone in Oklahoma finally read this thing or what?

Is it time for a "Not so fast, my friend" in terms of Oklahoma bolting for the Pac 12? The Daily Oklahoman is now reporting that OU is now considering staying in the Big 12...but with certain demands. Some of those include restrictions on the infamous Longhorn Network and one is that Dan Beebe gets the axe as conference commissioner.

As with just about any of these new "developments", it's hard to say what exactly this means for TCU. But that doesn't mean we aren't inviting you all to speculate away in our comments section. What say you?

11 comments:

D said...

ha.

OU stays in Big 12, Texas pretends to agree to those terms, but doesn't.

In six months Texas goes to the WAC followed by SMU, Tetch, and Baylor. Aggie takes back the offer, stays in Big 12.

SEC, ACC, and PAC join to form Mega Mongo Conference and buys ESPN.

SunBelt eventually eats up the Big12, Mountain West and Big East under TCU's terms.

TCU starts Purple Nation Network (PNN), places it one channel ahead and one behind of LHN.

D said...

you heard it here first

EdK said...

From the you-may-not-know-this dept.: Florida State could have been in the SEC years ago, but wise ol' Bobby Bowden knew the path to a national championship was easier down Tobacco Road. These conferences can have 16, 14 or 20 teams, but you won't get to a BCS game with three losses. Texas A/M may make some dough in the SEC for awhile, but it won't make the alums happy when they finish 5-7 every year.

Mantikos said...

If the BIG 12 survives so will the BIG EAST otherwise both are doomed together...sad but true

Froggy said...

Perhaps we have a little inside help from the Boren Family. OU President David Boren has been given the realignment power from the OU Regents. His son, Oklahoma Congressman Dan Boren when to TCU for his undergrad degree...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Boren

purplepeopleater said...

So Syracuse and Pitt might stay in the Big East until 2014. If the Frogs play well enough to own that conference until it disbands, surely we will have too much attention to be ignored for a super conference spot. Or am I being naive?

Adam said...

Oklahoma is calling the Texas bluff. They are saying if you really want to keep the conference together than equal shares for everyone. It would be great if that included turning LHN into the Big 12 network and the hijack would be complete!

Really, after this weekend I know I can predict TCU dropping into the Southland conference, and you know there's a little bit of a chance....ok maybe I'm full of shit, but that's where my head it at.

Worst case scenario, we get back to the roots of amateur football in the Southland Conference.

Kelly said...

It sounds like the Big 12 will try and add BYU to replace A&M. If BYU declines, then the Big 12 will look to BE schools to try and get back to 10.

I'm not sure if the BE schools (I've heard Louisville and WVU mentioned) would want to stay in the BE if the Big 12 came calling...

I guess the only hope I have for now is that BYU decides to join the Big 12, and the BE will add ECU or UCF to try and remain relevant for when their AQ status is up in 2014.

EdK said...

Kelly, there's not much motivation for a Big East school to jump to the Big 12. Both conferences are on shaky ground. If the PAC 12 won't expand, it basically leaves one spot open for everybody --in the SEC. Personally, I think it will be either West Virginia, Clemson or ... Oklahoma.

spoiledguineafrog said...

this whole mess is ridiculous. conferences should be determined by region, and Texas can just go join BYU and Notre Dame in their "i'm too good for this shit" league. unbelievable.

Mantikos said...

http://www2.kusports.com/weblogs/tale-tait/2011/sep/21/realignment-today-1004-am-the-calm-after/