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    A few things to keep in mind

    Just thinking out loud here.

    1 - Nothing has officially happened yet.

    2 - What if Notre Dame all of the sudden takes the Big Ten up on their offer? Reports have indicated that the Big Ten has told the Irish if they said yes, they'd stop at 12 right? Who is to say that the Big Ten wouldn't play Nebraska, just like they did Mizzou? I know that this is a long shot. But it is still a possibility.

    3 - Here is what I still can't wrap my mind around. Why would Texas bolt just because Nebraska does? They are Texas. They run the show. They get what they want. They can't get along with Mizzou? They are really going to let Missouri keep them from getting what they want? Sure, if they go to the PAC 16, they get more money. But they also have a much tougher road to a championship game. They are taking all of the South (Baylor doesn't count) with them so there is no difference in recruiting. If Texas really wants to stay in the Big 12, they can make it work.

    4 - Just my thought here but if the PAC 16 doesn't exist, there is no reason why the Big 12 (with or without Nebraska and Colorado) couldn't get the next bit FOX television contract. It would be up for grabs between the Big 12 and the PAC 10. That's a toss up that could go either way.

    Just a few thoughts here on a Thursday morning.



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    Re: A few things to keep in mind

    Texas doesn't care if they run the show if they can't get a MAJOR TV contract while running the show. That is the only thing the PAC16 deal offers is a huge payout for the teams at something like $20MM per year.


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    Re: A few things to keep in mind

    Quote Originally Posted by CyinCo View Post
    Texas doesn't care if they run the show if they can't get a MAJOR TV contract while running the show. That is the only thing the PAC16 deal offers is a huge payout for the teams at something like $20MM per year.
    But if somehow, the Big 12 would stay in tact, they could start their own TV network and make a lot more jack.

    Is that theory wrong?



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    Re: A few things to keep in mind

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    Just thinking out loud here.

    1 - Nothing has officially happened yet.

    2 - What if Notre Dame all of the sudden takes the Big Ten up on their offer? Reports have indicated that the Big Ten has told the Irish if they said yes, they'd stop at 12 right? Who is to say that the Big Ten wouldn't play Nebraska, just like they did Mizzou? I know that this is a long shot. But it is still a possibility.

    3 - Here is what I still can't wrap my mind around. Why would Texas bolt just because Nebraska does? They are Texas. They run the show. They get what they want. They can't get along with Mizzou? They are really going to let Missouri keep them from getting what they want? Sure, if they go to the PAC 16, they get more money. But they also have a much tougher road to a championship game. They are taking all of the South (Baylor doesn't count) with them so there is no difference in recruiting. If Texas really wants to stay in the Big 12, they can make it work.

    4 - Just my thought here but if the PAC 16 doesn't exist, there is no reason why the Big 12 (with or without Nebraska and Colorado) couldn't get the next bit FOX television contract. It would be up for grabs between the Big 12 and the PAC 10. That's a toss up that could go either way.

    Just a few thoughts here on a Thursday morning.
    This is why I'm waiting to see what happens on Friday. I can't understand why Texas would go to the PAC-10 when both the PAC-10 and Big 12 conferences have TV contracts coming up in 2013. Wouldn't it make sense to stay in a conference, get rid of the thorn in it's side (Nebraska) and split the TV money 10, 11, or 12 ways than with 16 other teams?



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    Re: A few things to keep in mind

    The Nebraska rumors could all be the Big 10 trying to leverage Notre Dame in, who knows?

    As far as Texas, sounds like they are trying to get as many Big 12 teams to jump ship so there is no buyout of the Big 12 necessary. I'm guessing CU is behind them 100% here!



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    Re: A few things to keep in mind

    Quote Originally Posted by 3GenClone View Post
    This is why I'm waiting to see what happens on Friday. I can't understand why Texas would go to the PAC-10 when both the PAC-10 and Big 12 conferences have TV contracts coming up in 2013. Wouldn't it make sense to stay in a conference, get rid of the thorn in it's side (Nebraska) and split the TV money 10, 11, or 12 ways than with 16 other teams?
    Yes.



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    Re: A few things to keep in mind

    I especially agree with #3. I have yet to see a valid explanation there. The only attempts have been something along the lines of "Texas things the B12 North is a joke", okay, that's new? Funny that the Big 12 North was the more powerful (football wise) of the two divisions in the early B12 days.

    It's an extreme analogy, but in my mind, the University of Texas is just like the aliens in Independence Day. Instead of moving from planet to planet to suck up all of the natural resources before moving on to the next, Texas moves from conference to conference sucking all the life out of every school before moving on to the next.

    Maybe they think they no longer have use for the B12 or any of it's member universities and it's time to try and suck the life out of the Pac 10?




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    Re: A few things to keep in mind

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    But if somehow, the Big 12 would stay in tact, they could start their own TV network and make a lot more jack.

    Is that theory wrong?
    Yes. Sort of. I'm sure a new tv deal could happen but not to the tune of $20MM. No way. Not with the eyeball count that the Big XII has versus PAC16.


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    Re: A few things to keep in mind

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    But if somehow, the Big 12 would stay in tact, they could start their own TV network and make a lot more jack.

    Is that theory wrong?
    They could, but will they?

    According to the ESPN story they PAC 16 would be divided into 2 divisions. Texas, Tech, A&M, OU, Okie St, Colorado, Arizona and Arizona St on one side and the old PAC8 on the other.

    It also states that the league would lobby for 2 automatic BCS bids. With that being said, I don't think the Horns road to a title, or BCS game is that much more difficult...especially with USC about to be sanctioned.



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    Re: A few things to keep in mind

    Agree, and didn't Steve Sipple go on KXNO yesterday and pretty much squash everything that Chip Brown has been saying and "reporting?"



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    Re: A few things to keep in mind

    Very doubtful as they couldn't afford the buyout of Hawkins. No way they can afford to buyout of the Big 12. CU will need to wait until enough teams leave that the Big 12 just dissolves, and no team will need to buyout. I promise you they will not be the first to leave.



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    Re: A few things to keep in mind

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    Just thinking out loud here.

    1 - Nothing has officially happened yet.

    2 - What if Notre Dame all of the sudden takes the Big Ten up on their offer? Reports have indicated that the Big Ten has told the Irish if they said yes, they'd stop at 12 right? Who is to say that the Big Ten wouldn't play Nebraska, just like they did Mizzou? I know that this is a long shot. But it is still a possibility.

    3 - Here is what I still can't wrap my mind around. Why would Texas bolt just because Nebraska does? They are Texas. They run the show. They get what they want. They can't get along with Mizzou? They are really going to let Missouri keep them from getting what they want? Sure, if they go to the PAC 16, they get more money. But they also have a much tougher road to a championship game. They are taking all of the South (Baylor doesn't count) with them so there is no difference in recruiting. If Texas really wants to stay in the Big 12, they can make it work.

    4 - Just my thought here but if the PAC 16 doesn't exist, there is no reason why the Big 12 (with or without Nebraska and Colorado) couldn't get the next bit FOX television contract. It would be up for grabs between the Big 12 and the PAC 10. That's a toss up that could go either way.

    Just a few thoughts here on a Thursday morning.
    The thing is I think they will run the show in at least their own division.



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    Re: A few things to keep in mind

    Quote Originally Posted by DRCHIRO View Post
    Agree, and didn't Steve Sipple go on KXNO yesterday and pretty much squash everything that Chip Brown has been saying and "reporting?"
    He did basically about what Brown had reported regarding Nebraska.



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    Re: A few things to keep in mind

    Seems strange to me that the Pac 10 would extend invitation to one school -CU, if they were considering trying to bring on 5 more later. Unless it gets Baylor off the table for them.



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