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    Oklahoma Contemplating Leaving Big XII

    NORMAN, Okla. -- University of Oklahoma president David Boren says multiple conferences have shown interest in the Sooners recently and he expects to decide whether to leave the Big 12 or not within the next three weeks.

    Oklahoma Sooners president David Boren says school has interest from multiple conferences - ESPN



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    Re: Oklahoma Contemplating Leaving Big XII

    Seriously Oklahoma go **** yourself. I'm so tired of this reallignment ********... Will the big XII please just hurry up and fall apart or stabilize. This is getting ridiculous. I'm getting really turned off on college football. Very, very disappointing....


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    Re: Oklahoma Contemplating Leaving Big XII

    Quote Originally Posted by SDClone View Post
    NORMAN, Okla. -- University of Oklahoma president David Boren says multiple conferences have shown interest in the Sooners recently and he expects to decide whether to leave the Big 12 or not within the next three weeks.
    The ESPN article is misleading... see Boren's actual quotes here...

    UPDATED: Boren on Big 12, OU’s future in it (or out) | OU Sports



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    Re: Oklahoma Contemplating Leaving Big XII

    Quote Originally Posted by StLouisClone View Post
    The ESPN article is misleading... see Boren's actual quotes here...

    UPDATED: Boren on Big 12, OU’s future in it (or out) | OU Sports
    I agree that the lead on the story was misleading, but.....the fact that the president of the University of Oklahoma made those comments at all is not a good thing....it's the first time one of the remaining nine schools has publicly come out and let it be knowwn that they could leave which tells me people are getting nervous all across the conference.

    I also think they may be trying to smoke out BYU and others to let them know that they do not have an indefenite amount of time to make a decision....no matter how you look at it though...it is not what i was hoping for. For the first time I believe this will not end well.


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    Re: Oklahoma Contemplating Leaving Big XII

    I would tend to believe with the firmly stated nature of the 3 "I'll just put it this way" in the last paragraph, that this is nothing more than a conference president dealing with a antsy fan/alumni base who want him to look like he is being proactive. I believe he is an ex-politician.

    At least, that is what I hope.




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    Re: Oklahoma Contemplating Leaving Big XII

    **** this ****. I sick and tired of this realignment talk. Stay committed to the Big 12 or leave.



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    Re: Oklahoma Contemplating Leaving Big XII

    Quote Originally Posted by Cychotiic View Post
    Seriously Oklahoma go **** yourself. I'm so tired of this reallignment ********... Will the big XII please just hurry up and fall apart or stabilize. This is getting ridiculous. I'm getting really turned off on college football. Very, very disappointing....
    I think you'll get your wish soon.



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    Re: Oklahoma Contemplating Leaving Big XII

    How much money would ISU make in the Big East compared to the Big 12?



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    Re: Oklahoma Contemplating Leaving Big XII

    Quote Originally Posted by JUKEBOX View Post
    How much money would ISU make in the Big East compared to the Big 12?
    Looking at a potential 30% loss in expected revenues...that we have debt service on.*

    Expenses will also jump BIG time.


    *according to a friend who works in the AD



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    Re: Oklahoma Contemplating Leaving Big XII

    Big 12 is done. OU wants to go to the Pac-12 and the Pac-12 will take them, along with OSU.



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    Re: Oklahoma Contemplating Leaving Big XII

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Looking at a potential 30% loss in expected revenues...that we have debt service on.*

    Expenses will also jump BIG time.


    *according to a friend who works in the AD
    ****.



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    Re: Oklahoma Contemplating Leaving Big XII

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Looking at a potential 30% loss in expected revenues...that we have debt service on.*

    Expenses will also jump BIG time.


    *according to a friend who works in the AD
    The lawyers must be chomping at the bit for a chance at the lawsuits this **** might spawn.




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    Re: Oklahoma Contemplating Leaving Big XII

    I think when OU evaluates its options that trying to keep the B12 alive would come in about 3rd on his list. The only thing that would keep OU in the fold is if BYU accepted immediately and the B12 was very aggressive in getting new members to get up to 12, 14, or 16. The thinking is that BYU is a worthy replacement for TAMU but now we would be back to where we were last week. Does OU want to live with that?

    My guess is that the B12 is toast. My biggest worry is that if OU takes OSU with them, does KU and KSU go too? If so, we are totally ****ed.



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    Re: Oklahoma Contemplating Leaving Big XII

    Quote Originally Posted by Rickybaby View Post
    I think when OU evaluates its options that trying to keep the B12 alive would come in about 3rd on his list. The only thing that would keep OU in the fold is if BYU accepted immediately and the B12 was very aggressive in getting new members to get up to 12, 14, or 16. The thinking is that BYU is a worthy replacement for TAMU but now we would be back to where we were last week. Does OU want to live with that?

    My guess is that the B12 is toast. My biggest worry is that if OU takes OSU with them, does KU and KSU go too? If so, we are totally ****ed.
    I agree with the fact that these comments mean the B12 is gone. I just can't see BYU coming on with OU looking to bail out. If the P12 goes after OU, they will want OSU as well. How are you going to find enough teams out there to fill a conference that is clearly not unified.



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    Re: Oklahoma Contemplating Leaving Big XII

    Quote Originally Posted by Rickybaby View Post
    I think when OU evaluates its options that trying to keep the B12 alive would come in about 3rd on his list. The only thing that would keep OU in the fold is if BYU accepted immediately and the B12 was very aggressive in getting new members to get up to 12, 14, or 16. The thinking is that BYU is a worthy replacement for TAMU but now we would be back to where we were last week. Does OU want to live with that?

    My guess is that the B12 is toast. My biggest worry is that if OU takes OSU with them, does KU and KSU go too? If so, we are totally ****ed.
    ou thinking long term. hard to do that in the current b12 when you see texas with what they are doing with their network, and possibly having the ability to go independent in a few years. adding a team or 3 is short-term thinking at best for ou. TAM and teams like them are getting out while the getting is good, JIMO.


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