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    Corso thinks big 12 will survive

    Speaking before tonight's NASCAR race at Daytona -- rain, you'd best get moving around the track and let the race run in its entirety unimpeded -- the mascot-loving co-host on ESPN's College GameDay program was asked about the recently-avoided -- for now -- expansion apocalypse.


    Specifically, Mr. Corso was queried on the near-demise of the Big 12 and whether a ten-team conference could survive. Needless to say, Mr. Corso was the anti-Tommy Tuberville.


    "Yes. It's good where it is now," Corso told the Orlando Sentinel. "Because now Texas and Oklahoma don't have to worry about the conference championship game, and it makes it easier for them to get to the national championship"


    In what were obviously off-the-cuff remarks, Mr. Corso still encapsulated everything that's wrong about the duct-taped Big 12 and everything that's cause for concern for people like Tuberville: it's good for Texas.


    "We have some teams that get a little bit more money and have a little bit more stroke than some of the other teams."



    That stroking Tuberville referred to will continue unabated in Dan Beebe's face-saving configuration; whether the Big 12 can continue with that configuration two years from now -- let alone ten years -- very much remains to be seen.


    (Writer's note: Based on conversations with Andrea Adelson of the Sentinel, we have tweaked Mr. Corso's comments slightly. It happens, Andrea. No blood no foul. Hopefully you've stopped flogging yourself.)



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    Re: Corso thinks big 12 will survive

    If Corso thinks the Big 12 will survive, we are definitely doomed.



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    Re: Corso thinks big 12 will survive

    I don't think the conference title game really has any impact either way. It's a wash. Sure, it's another chance to stumble in front of a national audience. But it's also another chance to impress on a national stage. If a Texas were sitting 3rd in the BCS behind #1 Alabama and #2 Ohio State, an impressive win in the conference title game could boost Texas into the NCG because OSU is sitting at home watching. So it has equal positives and negatives.



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    Re: Corso thinks big 12 will survive

    Bad news, Corso thinks we will survive? Bad news!


    Go Cyclones!!

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    Re: Corso thinks big 12 will survive

    The other thing I don't understand is with the conference title game, you have to play 9 games. In the new Big 12 configuration, you still have to play 9 conference games. So I don't really think it changes much at all. I know with the conference title game loses that game loses everything, but since when is Texas/OU afraid of any North teams?



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    Re: Corso thinks big 12 will survive

    Quote Originally Posted by gogagig View Post
    If Corso thinks the Big 12 will survive, we are definitely doomed.

    Corso could be right....Then again I doubt it... I'd put the over and under at five years for the survival of the big 10???.....Or is it the Texas Ten now??


    Last edited by CyBobby; 07-08-2010 at 12:12 PM. Reason: put in a "pause line"

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