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    Bohls - Austin Statesmen: Big 12 don't get complacent

    Kirk Bohll's from the Austin Statesman does not agree the Texas TV deal is good for the Big 12

    "While this doesn't suggest Texas is seriously considering striking out on its own as an independent, that may only be semantics. Texas is already operating as an independent to a large degree."

    "But considering Texas and five other Big 12 schools came within an eyeblink of aligning with the Pac-10 last summer, the rest of the conference schools have to be put on notice not to get too complacent."

    If money talks, Horns' network deal is $peaking volumes



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    Re: Bohls - Austin Statesmen: Big 12 don't get complacent

    I love this nugget from your article:

    "When I asked Dodds specifically about ever launching out solo, he said, 'Absolutely no. We have no thoughts of moving and no thoughts of becoming an independent. We love our conference.'
    Until they don't."



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    Re: Bohls - Austin Statesmen: Big 12 don't get complacent

    Quote Originally Posted by twojman View Post
    Kirk Bohll's from the Austin Statesman does not agree the Texas TV deal is good for the Big 12

    "While this doesn't suggest Texas is seriously considering striking out on its own as an independent, that may only be semantics. Texas is already operating as an independent to a large degree."

    "But considering Texas and five other Big 12 schools came within an eyeblink of aligning with the Pac-10 last summer, the rest of the conference schools have to be put on notice not to get too complacent."

    If money talks, Horns' network deal is $peaking volumes
    So the Pac10 is going to try to poach the other 4 teams again? I thought aTm was going to the SEC?

    Why is this bad for ISU again?


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    Re: Bohls - Austin Statesmen: Big 12 don't get complacent

    If Texas went independent, I think it would be hilarious if AD's from all the BCS conferences got together and black-balled them from their schedules. If you can't schedule any BCS opponents, you may win all your games but you will never make the BCS championship.

    Same goes for Notre Dame. But I don't recall a single top-tier team they played this last year anyways, so who knows.




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    Re: Bohls - Austin Statesmen: Big 12 don't get complacent

    Take this one with a HUGE grain of salt. People in Austin don't give Bohls an ounce of credibility so there is no reason for anyone else too.

    He is the Austin newspaper version of the talking heads that you guys have to deal with up there on the radio.



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    Re: Bohls - Austin Statesmen: Big 12 don't get complacent

    Quote Originally Posted by AustinCyclone View Post
    Take this one with a HUGE grain of salt. People in Austin don't give Bohls an ounce of credibility so there is no reason for anyone else too.

    He is the Austin newspaper version of the talking heads that you guys have to deal with up there on the radio.
    I guess I just missed the part that was scary for us. The "Forgotten 5" aren't five anymore until the Pac 10 tries to poach OU, OSU, TTU and aTm. If UT and aTm only go, that's still an AQ league that can do some poaching and get back to a 10-12 team AQ league.


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    Re: Bohls - Austin Statesmen: Big 12 don't get complacent

    Guys with deal Texas has the deal OU is about to get, theses schools are Independent.. That doesn't mean we are heading out ala ND or BYU, it just means these schools have a separate revenue source

    Texas & OU being fat and happy = stability for this conference


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    Re: Bohls - Austin Statesmen: Big 12 don't get complacent

    Quote Originally Posted by weR138 View Post
    I guess I just missed the part that was scary for us. The "Forgotten 5" aren't five anymore until the Pac 10 tries to poach OU, OSU, TTU and aTm. If UT and aTm only go, that's still an AQ league that can do some poaching and get back to a 10-12 team AQ league.
    There is a 0% chance that OU wouldn't go to either the Pac 10 or SEC if UT/A&M left the B12



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    Re: Bohls - Austin Statesmen: Big 12 don't get complacent

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    I love this nugget from your article:

    "When I asked Dodds specifically about ever launching out solo, he said, 'Absolutely no. We have no thoughts of moving and no thoughts of becoming an independent. We love our conference.'
    Until they don't."
    I like how UT thinks it's their conference (it probably is) not We love being in the Big 12 but "We love our conference." At this point I would almost welcome UT going indy and adding BYU - we would still have the state of Texas in the footprint and would add a school that would be a good fit and would love to be part of a BCS conference.



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