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    I know it's late, but what if we just...

    I know it's late, but what if we just kick texa$$ out of the Big XII and get on with life? More than likely that is the reason the fuskers bolted as well. Wishful thinking I know but it seems to me that they are just too money hungry for anyone here or any other conference they should land in. If they were out of our 'collective Big XII hair' this conference would do just fine in my opinion. I would even say let's try and keep ou if they wish, and who would say that they wouldn't want to stay if texa$$ was out of the picture.

    Ok...just a late night thought.

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    Re: I know it's late, but what if we just...

    Um...because without them we don't get money. If we don't get money, OU doesn't stay and neither does anyone else. Like it or not, they are our ticket to a payday right now.


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    Re: I know it's late, but what if we just...

    A Big 12 conference without Texas does not exist. The Big 12 may already be beyond saving.


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    Re: I know it's late, but what if we just...

    Texas might well be the only thing that saves us from college football oblivion.



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    Re: I know it's late, but what if we just...

    Quote Originally Posted by CrossCyed View Post
    Texas might well be the only thing that saves us from college football oblivion.
    Until they pull this crap on us again 5 years from now. Fool me once, your mistake - fool me twice, my mistake. It might be best to get out now while the Big East offer is on the table.


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    Re: I know it's late, but what if we just...

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Until they pull this crap on us again 5 years from now. Fool me once, your mistake - fool me twice, my mistake. It might be best to get out now while the Big East offer is on the table.
    If it is on the table, and I hope it is, then I agree, it's best to get out now. Texas is about Texas, and that's why Nebraska and Colorado left.



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    Re: I know it's late, but what if we just...

    We are pretty much stuck until Tuesday. We can't make a move, because the minute we do, Texas stays, and we're on the hook for 10mil, and we all know they would expect us to pay up before we leave.



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    Re: I know it's late, but what if we just...

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Until they pull this crap on us again 5 years from now. Fool me once, your mistake - fool me twice, my mistake. It might be best to get out now while the Big East offer is on the table.
    We will be in a lot better position in 5 years due to PR, possibly FH and if this thing stays together 17 million a year.


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    Re: I know it's late, but what if we just...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    If it is on the table, and I hope it is, then I agree, it's best to get out now. Texas is about Texas, and that's why Nebraska and Colorado left.
    If there's an offer, I would say we're probably there by Friday.



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    Re: I know it's late, but what if we just...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    If it is on the table, and I hope it is, then I agree, it's best to get out now. Texas is about Texas, and that's why Nebraska and Colorado left.
    Wrong. We stay put. There will be at least 4 teams left of the Big XII. That keeps us alive as a conference and allows those of us left to collect the exit fees. In a worst case scenario, the Mountain West merges with the Big XII and inherits the BCS AQ status and television contracts. We would probably get the same money as now. Plus a onetime windfall of $20 million. Or we poach certain teams and create a NEW Big XII conference.

    We are all in at this point. We are pot committed. We have NOTHING to gain by hitting the panic button.



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    Re: I know it's late, but what if we just...

    Couple thoughts...

    A. Have you heard of Career Suicide? This isn't a whistle blowers situation where you will be protected if you suggest that Texas is bad for the Big 12, we will be shunned for life, Black Listed, Broke.

    B. Texas is the lynch pin that holds the entire conference together. If we get rid of them, the entire south (other than Baylor) will be gone

    C. Did I mention that the state of texas is important to conference finances?

    D. I know that people have "problems" with playing OU and UT every year but they need to get over it. You can't enjoy the benefits of being a big kid with out acting like one.

    E. I would like to see you convince the other schools in the Big 12 to vote Texas out. That would be must see TV.



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