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    Tuberville throws B12 under the bus

    Based on a radio interview today, we're beginning to think that Tommy Tuberville has nary a clue he was hired by Texas Tech of the Big 12 and instead thinks he's still coaching in the SEC. Or he's under the impression that the Red Raiders currently reside in his old conference stomping grounds.


    How else can you explain the former Auburn and Ole Miss head coach so brazenly throwing his new league under the bus in such a very public manner?


    Appearing as a guest on Rivals Radio Tuesday, Tuberville told host Bill King in not so many words that you'd better enjoy the Big 12 while you can because it's not long for the college football world.


    "I don't think this conference will last long because there is too much disparity between all the teams," Tuberville said. "In the SEC, for instance, Vanderbilt makes as much money in the television contract as Florida. Everybody is good with it. Everybody is on the same page. Everyone gets the same votes.


    "That doesn't happen here in the Big 12. We have some teams that get a little bit more money and have a little it more stroke than some of the other teams. And when that happens, you're gonna have teams looking for better avenues to leave and reasons to leave. We have a 10-team league right now, but I just don't know how long that's gonna last, to be honest with you."


    Uhhh, wow?


    Listen, every single word uttered uttered by Tuberville drips with a searing, stinging truth, but is it something that a head coach of a Big 12 football program should be saying into a microphone flipped to the "On" position? When a league comes this close to extinction not even a month ago, it would seem likely they would not want one of their coaches to jam his foot so far into his mouth that they'll need a series of intricate winches to do an oral extraction of the offending limb.


    My goodness, Coach Tuberville.


    Major points for the brutal honesty and speaking the absolute truth -- and you sure have made the upcoming conference media days must-see TV, even more so than it was -- but, dayum man. How the in the name of Steve Spurrier you lug those boulder-sized cojones around on the sidelines for three hours every Saturday in the fall is certainly a feat worthy of a few words of praise.


    And a statue or something.



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    Re: Tuberville throws B12 under the bus

    How is he throwing the conference under the bus? I don't see what the big deal is with his comments.



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    Re: Tuberville throws B12 under the bus

    The problem is he is right

    Texas has sent this conference up to fail




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    Re: Tuberville throws B12 under the bus

    He said exactly what I think. We need to position ourselves to be ready for the falling out in 3-5 years.


    Since we are an elite team now, let's go get that One Cyclone Moment.
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    Re: Tuberville throws B12 under the bus

    I think his comments are right on. Congratulations to him for saying them. The Big XII is the only conference that operates the way it does. The Big 10, SEC, and PAC 10 all share revenue equally. I don't think it's a coincidence that it took a minor miracle to keep the Big XII from being devoured by the other 3 and we still don't have a permanent solution, only a temporary stay of execution.



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    Re: Tuberville throws B12 under the bus

    Leach would have probably said the same thing. Only not quite so kindly.

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    Re: Tuberville throws B12 under the bus

    I'm just stunned that we don't do revenue sharing. Successful conferences that work well together look out for each member. This Big 12 thing never has, and for some reason it's completely dysfunctional.


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    Re: Tuberville throws B12 under the bus

    I have no problem with what he said, but I dont think this conference will fail either.



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    Re: Tuberville throws B12 under the bus

    Quote Originally Posted by Sloup View Post
    Leach would have probably said the same thing. Only not quite so kindly.

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    I really wish he would have been around for all of that. That would make very good TV.


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    Re: Tuberville throws B12 under the bus

    The problem with what he said is....?



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    Re: Tuberville throws B12 under the bus

    What did he say way wrong? I say good job outta him!

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    Re: Tuberville throws B12 under the bus

    Um, what is so wrong about that? It is all 100% correct.



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    Re: Tuberville throws B12 under the bus

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFever View Post
    I think his comments are right on. Congratulations to him for saying them. The Big XII is the only conference that operates the way it does. The Big 10, SEC, and PAC 10 all share revenue equally. I don't think it's a coincidence that it took a minor miracle to keep the Big XII from being devoured by the other 3 and we still don't have a permanent solution, only a temporary stay of execution.
    The Pac-10 does not share all revenue equally.


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    Re: Tuberville throws B12 under the bus

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    I'm just stunned that we don't do revenue sharing. Successful conferences that work well together look out for each member. This Big 12 thing never has, and for some reason it's completely dysfunctional.
    where'd all this big 12 bashing come from? successful conferences use a communist model to distribute the wealth but since the big 12 doesn't it's dysfunctional? the fact that texas makes a whole $4 million more than us due to the unequal sharing makes the league dysfunctional?

    the big 12 competes pretty regularly for national championships in all of the major sports... nebraska left for more money, and colorado left because they just suck in general, but i wouldn't say losing two school makes the conference dysfunctional...



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    Re: Tuberville throws B12 under the bus

    Quote Originally Posted by JY07 View Post
    where'd all this big 12 bashing come from? successful conferences use a communist model to distribute the wealth but since the big 12 doesn't it's dysfunctional? the fact that texas makes a whole $4 million more than us due to the unequal sharing makes the league dysfunctional?

    the big 12 competes pretty regularly for national championships in all of the major sports... nebraska left for more money, and colorado left because they just suck in general, but i wouldn't say losing two school makes the conference dysfunctional...
    In terms of looking out for member institutions, the Big 12 doesn't seem to have a lot going for it.


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