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    Re: Houston asked UT for support for move to Big 12

    Interesting to see Chuck Grassley's name mentioned in that story.



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    Re: Houston asked UT for support for move to Big 12

    If things were only about good, geographic matchups, id love to invite houston in. Plans for a new stadium and i think that school has a lot of potential if it gets into a bcs league.

    Of course, if things were just about good geographic matchups, we'd be in the big 10 so itd be moot to us.



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    Re: Houston asked UT for support for move to Big 12

    Nice find



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    Re: Houston asked UT for support for move to Big 12

    No more Tx schools in the B12, please? They already have enough representation and there are plenty of other schools outside of Tx that would make a good fit with the B12.



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    Re: Houston asked UT for support for move to Big 12

    Quote Originally Posted by crash_zone View Post
    No more Tx schools in the B12, please? They already have enough representation and there are plenty of other schools outside of Tx that would make a good fit with the B12.
    I kind of agree but having another Texas school in the conference would be even more of an anchor to keep UT in the big 12. With that said, I'd much rather seek schools outside of Texas when looking for expansion.



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    Re: Houston asked UT for support for move to Big 12

    Quote Originally Posted by crash_zone View Post
    No more Tx schools in the B12, please? They already have enough representation and there are plenty of other schools outside of Tx that would make a good fit with the B12.
    This. It doesn't make sense to add Texas schools. Houston would be a great fit... if they were in, say, Arkansas.



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    Re: Houston asked UT for support for move to Big 12

    Adding Houston and BYU would make the B12 whole again.



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    Re: Houston asked UT for support for move to Big 12

    Quote Originally Posted by BirdDog View Post
    Adding Louisville and BYU would make the B12 whole again.
    FIFY



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    Re: Houston asked UT for support for move to Big 12

    BYU would be great, but if the Big 12 wanted to add the biggest market share they would look at something like San Diego St. and Fresno St. Plus, that would fire back at the PAC 12 by trying to get some viewers in their market share.

    The question is would a step up in conference level help some of these schools reach better support over time in some of these schools or have they reached their ceiling and it wouldn't matter what conference they were in.

    If it could be determined the conference would help develop the school. I think one of the biggest sleepers would be Northern Illinois.



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    Re: Houston asked UT for support for move to Big 12

    It has been said over and over, Houston would bring nothing to the table financially. Not going to happen.



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    Re: Houston asked UT for support for move to Big 12

    Quote Originally Posted by Win5002 View Post
    BYU would be great, but if the Big 12 wanted to add the biggest market share they would look at something like San Diego St. and Fresno St. Plus, that would fire back at the PAC 12 by trying to get some viewers in their market share.

    The question is would a step up in conference level help some of these schools reach better support over time in some of these schools or have they reached their ceiling and it wouldn't matter what conference they were in.

    If it could be determined the conference would help develop the school. I think one of the biggest sleepers would be Northern Illinois.
    Id be fine with SDSU just to have a good excuse to go to san diego every few years.



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    Re: Houston asked UT for support for move to Big 12

    Quote Originally Posted by Win5002 View Post
    BYU would be great, but if the Big 12 wanted to add the biggest market share they would look at something like San Diego St. and Fresno St. Plus, that would fire back at the PAC 12 by trying to get some viewers in their market share.

    The question is would a step up in conference level help some of these schools reach better support over time in some of these schools or have they reached their ceiling and it wouldn't matter what conference they were in.

    If it could be determined the conference would help develop the school. I think one of the biggest sleepers would be Northern Illinois.
    San Diego St. could be a monster with Big12 t.v. money, not so sure about Fresno. That would be a killer travel schedule though.



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    Re: Houston asked UT for support for move to Big 12

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Id be fine with SDSU just to have a good excuse to go to san diego every few years.
    Only bad thing about SDSU is they may be up a creek if the Chargers leave town. I'm not sure the city would keep Qualcom around just for the Aztecs, and there are no alternatives unless they adjust Petco to handle football.



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    Re: Houston asked UT for support for move to Big 12

    It's amazing that ISU finally gets to a point where the revenue is going to start really increasing and some of you want to add 2 more mouths to feed to the conference. How does Fresno St, SDSU, Houston or even BYU really make the Big 12 pie any bigger?
    Even if BYU has a lot of fans around the country, their addition to the Big 12 isn't going to add enough to the TV deals to offset having to split the pie 2 more ways. Ok, so with 12 teams we get a conference championship game. We already are getting massive TV deals without needing the Championship game, plus there's an increased likelihood of getting 2 Big 12 teams in the BCS now. Why do you think the Big 10 has always got 2 teams in the BCS?


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