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    Reassuring comments from Texas Tech President

    At least I found them to be reassuring. It makes me wonder if A&M's departure could end up being the best thing to ever happen to the Big 12. The conference will switch from a defensive mode to an offensive mode.

    His comments below come from the following article: Texas Tech president Guy Bailey: No Pac-12 invite this time for Texas schools | College Sports Blog | Sports News | News for Dallas, Texas | The Dallas Morning News


    Bailey also said he expects Texas A&M to ultimately leave for the Southeastern Conference and the best option for the remaining nine Big 12 teams is to add at least one more member.

    "If A&M leaves, we're going to use this opportunity to build one of the strongest conferences in the United States," Bailey said. "What we'll do, we're going to be very aggressive in recruiting schools and I don't know how many we're eventually going to recruit, we'll need to work with FOX and our other media partners in doing this.

    "In the past we've sort of been reactive, I think the nine remaining members of the Big 12 have decided that the reactive behavior - it's time to get rid of that. It's time to be proactive and I think you'll see a very proactive approach... I think you ought to think of conference realignment with the Big 12 being one of the cornerstones."



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    Re: Reassuring comments from Texas Tech President

    President Bailey....You my main man are a breath of fresh air....


    Proactive you say....


    Its about time....


    Lets get to talking to Notre Dame/ BYU.....



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    Re: Reassuring comments from Texas Tech President

    Refreshing.



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    Re: Reassuring comments from Texas Tech President

    Unfortunately, this isnt the way this will play out. By all accounts the B12 is viewed as a dying conference and that image isnt going to change when you've got schools constantly looking to leave. No school in their right mind would leave their situation for a less stable one in the B12, atleast not a school with enough cache to help our image.

    I'm sure after aTm leaves that wont be the last we've heard of schools bailing either. Missery made it widely known last year they wanted out, so i would assume eventually they will bail if the SEC or B1G comes knocking.

    Nice try at the kumbayah though.


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    Re: Reassuring comments from Texas Tech President

    I find it quite annoying that no one from ISU will discuss the situation.



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    Re: Reassuring comments from Texas Tech President

    I agree refreshing, but you don't exactly expect him to say "we're ****ed"



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    Re: Reassuring comments from Texas Tech President

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBobby View Post
    President Bailey....You my main man are a breath of fresh air....


    Proactive you say....


    Its about time....


    Lets get to talking to Notre Dame/ BYU.....
    No kidding! Why does the B12 just keep sitting back claiming they only want a 10 team conference while waiting for other conferences to poach our teams. Let's try to build something stronger instead of just holding it together with bubble gum and Elmer's glue!!



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    Re: Reassuring comments from Texas Tech President

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBobby View Post
    President Bailey....You my main man are a breath of fresh air....


    Proactive you say....


    Its about time....


    Lets get to talking to Notre Dame/ BYU.....
    This is good. The only conference ND would ever join is the Big10.



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    Re: Reassuring comments from Texas Tech President

    Quote Originally Posted by rholtgraves View Post
    I find it quite annoying that no one from ISU will discuss the situation.
    As a fan it's frustrating, but Pollard has always played his cards close to the vest. Coaching searches are conducted with secrecy, no one knew about the plan he & the other forgotten four schools were working on during last years realignment...

    Besides, all he would really be able to say is that ISU is committed to the Big XII and they will try to make the conference as strong as it can be. ISU doesn't have a lot of bargaining power right now.


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    Re: Reassuring comments from Texas Tech President

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneNC2015 View Post
    Unfortunately, this isnt the way this will play out. By all accounts the B12 is viewed as a dying conference and that image isnt going to change when you've got schools constantly looking to leave. No school in their right mind would leave their situation for a less stable one in the B12, atleast not a school with enough cache to help our image.

    I'm sure after aTm leaves that wont be the last we've heard of schools bailing either. Missery made it widely known last year they wanted out, so i would assume eventually they will bail if the SEC or B1G comes knocking.

    Nice try at the kumbayah though.
    What other schools are looking to leave? All the schools have basically said they are committed to the Big 12. The only thing saying the schools are looking around are shotty journalists.



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    Re: Reassuring comments from Texas Tech President

    Quote Originally Posted by rholtgraves View Post
    I find it quite annoying that no one from ISU will discuss the situation.
    What do you want them to say? If they say anything it'll be boilerplate.



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    Re: Reassuring comments from Texas Tech President

    Quote Originally Posted by SwirlingFloater View Post
    No kidding! Why does the B12 just keep sitting back claiming they only want a 10 team conference while waiting for other conferences to poach our teams. Let's try to build something stronger instead of just holding it together with bubble gum and Elmer's glue!!
    Weeeellll, someone should ask Deloss Dodds..errrrr Dan Beebe that question. This conference isnt going to be strong if 1 team dictates what happens. All of the teams need to work together and be willing to. Unfortunately, the Whorns will not allow that to happen. The have the money and want more and more power and know that everyone else is at their whim. So we are going to be stuck in this situation until the rest of the conference either nuts up or just implodes. My bet is on the implosion.


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    Re: Reassuring comments from Texas Tech President

    Quote Originally Posted by Yes13 View Post
    What other schools are looking to leave? All the schools have basically said they are committed to the Big 12. The only thing saying the schools are looking around are shotty journalists.
    You think Missery all of a sudden had an epiphany and is now committed to the B12 after last year? God help you and the children you raise. All Missery did was learn a lesson in negotiations, believe me they are still snooping around. After aTm leaves, this conference is going to be left standing on one leg that is broken, all it will take is one more poached team to collapse. At that point everyone will be or atleast should be planning their exit strategy for when the impending collapse happens.


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    Re: Reassuring comments from Texas Tech President

    It seems the only thing that can save this conference is for Texas to realize that the sweatheart deal they have in the Big XII will only continue if they put their best foot forward in working WITH the other members of the conference and not solely in their best interests.



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    Re: Reassuring comments from Texas Tech President

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneNC2015 View Post
    Weeeellll, someone should ask Deloss Dodds..errrrr Dan Beebe that question. This conference isnt going to be strong if 1 team dictates what happens. All of the teams need to work together and be willing to. Unfortunately, the Whorns will not allow that to happen. The have the money and want more and more power and know that everyone else is at their whim. So we are going to be stuck in this situation until the rest of the conference either nuts up or just implodes. My bet is on the implosion.
    It's folks like you that preach gloom and doom that help spread the nonsense about the BXII going away. If you would preach a positive outlook like many of us then perhaps...just perhaps others would start to do the same as well.

    Remember the saying, if you've got nothing good to say, then why say anything at all.

    BXII...is a very viable conference and quite honestly has an appealing setup for teams to control their 3rd tier broadcasting rights. Quite frankly the BXII is the ONLY conference that allows a power school (or any school for that matter) to maximize its revenue.

    Quit being a debbie downer/chicken little and be a bit more optimistic.



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