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    Air Force turned down Big 12?

    According to the Air Force AD in an article he said he turned down the Big 12 because he couldn't compete with Texas, OU and OSU for recruits. So did they look at going to 12 or was TCU the 2nd choice behind Air Force?



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    Re: Air Force turned down Big 12?

    They literally can't compete for recruits with Texas, OU and other schools in the Big 12. Its not the best thing for them, why would this confuse anyone.



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    Re: Air Force turned down Big 12?

    Stupid to even contact Air Force. No chance in hell. Shows how desperate Big 12 is.



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    Re: Air Force turned down Big 12?

    Same reason I question why Missouri is even thinking about going to the SEC.


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    Re: Air Force turned down Big 12?

    Quote Originally Posted by Senolcyc View Post
    Stupid to even contact Air Force. No chance in hell. Shows how desperate Big 12 is.
    Or they wanted to get back into CO....



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    Re: Air Force turned down Big 12?

    Quote Originally Posted by CrossCyed View Post
    Or they wanted to get back into CO....
    and pick up BYU at the same time. //Package deal//




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    Re: Air Force turned down Big 12?

    Navy and Army may have turned down the Big East multiple times over the past few years. They like being independent, scheduling some games they can win where they can. These schools don't need to sell themselves for television revenue and bowl games.



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    Re: Air Force turned down Big 12?

    Quote Originally Posted by CrossCyed View Post
    Or they wanted to get back into CO....

    Trading Colorado for AF (or CSU) is a horrible trade. Desperation illustrated. AF is a horrible fit. Only AF was keen enough to realize it. Big 12 too desperate to see the obvious. Who's next, Univ. of Denver?????


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    Re: Air Force turned down Big 12?

    Yay, Hurdle, you popped my cherry! I've never posted breaking news before! Although I posted this in the monster thread this morning. I figured, it's just Air Force, they don't deserve their own thread like the major schools of Tulane and Cincinatti.



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    Re: Air Force turned down Big 12?

    Quote Originally Posted by Senolcyc View Post
    Stupid to even contact Air Force. No chance in hell. Shows how desperate Big 12 is.
    Asking a school if they are interested and receiving a "no thank you" response isn't desperate. If anything it shows the conference is exploring all of its options. Knowing who is and isn't interested in joining the Big 12 will help the current schools make the best decision.



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    Re: Air Force turned down Big 12?

    I bet we just put out some feelers to Air Force, nothing serious, and they said no. I HIGHLY doubt we offered them before TCU. I think the AD might just be making some noise for the Big East to "hurry" and add them.


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    Re: Air Force turned down Big 12?

    It's not like there are plenty of sexy options out there.


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    Re: Air Force turned down Big 12?

    “@GSwaim: Air Force AD says they were "approached" by #Big12 doesn't mean offered. They weren't offered...there are a dozen that have been approached.”



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    Re: Air Force turned down Big 12?

    We can't compete with any of those schools for recruits either (in football).



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    Re: Air Force turned down Big 12?

    If we get BYU, we need to connect. Colorado State would commit to new facilities for a change at the Big 12. I'd like the fit of both schools.



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