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    Texas-BYU Series

    Texas, BYU announce home-and-home series - ESPN Dallas

    Am I the only one who finds it slightly odd that Texas is playing BYU and ND in the next few years?



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    Re: Texas-BYU Series

    Quote Originally Posted by CyForPresident View Post
    Texas, BYU announce home-and-home series - ESPN Dallas

    Am I the only one who finds it slightly odd that Texas is playing BYU and ND in the next few years?
    Yes

    This means one of two things.

    1. They intend to milk the Big XII for all it is worth before they grab the money and run.

    2. BYU and ND are the best available Nonconference teams they could schedule and they are planning a national title run in the next few years.


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    Re: Texas-BYU Series

    Maybe they want to talk both into joining the Big 12.


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    Re: Texas-BYU Series

    If BYU is going independent and getting a jump on filling their schedule, this is a big fish to land. Playing Texas will get each of the games on national TV


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    Re: Texas-BYU Series

    Adding BYU and ND, who both have their own networks already, would be huge for the Big 12 and Texas knows it. I"d like to see both in the North!!



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    Re: Texas-BYU Series

    Quote Originally Posted by CyForPresident View Post
    Texas, BYU announce home-and-home series - ESPN Dallas

    Am I the only one who finds it slightly odd that Texas is playing BYU and ND in the next few years?
    BYU also had a series w/ Oklahoma. They have clearly been interested in the Big 12, and basically stated as much that they were surprised an offer didn't come when Colorado left.

    Who knows if it could ever happen, but our current ten +ND and BYU would be comparable with the SEC on the field, and superior in terms of $$$. Don't know if it would give the Big 12 more clout in terms of $ as the Big Ten but I'd have to think it would at least be very close.

    Also if that were to happen, you'd have 5 conferences that were very rounded out at 12 for football... the MWC that as an improving conference at 12 if they add Houston as rumored... and somewhat fragile 8 team Big East with no real big football school left they could add with ND gone

    If an 8 team playoff ever gets decided on using the 4 BCS bowls as a first round, my guess is that ND joins the Big East with sweetheart deals and that secures the Big East their now questionable auto bid. The question would then be if the MWC gets an auto bid with one at large spot or if there are just two at large spots knowing the MWC champ will get one many years. As it is, I'm not pleased at all that the Big East has an auto bid for its eight teams, they can practically luck into a BCS game while ISU basically needs to be an incredible team to get one. I'd be just as pleased stripping the Big East auto bid as I would be granting one to the MWC. Both remedy the same inequity.

    Of course with BYU talking independent now the other angle is obviously that it's 3 potential independents playing each other and seeing if they want to permanently be 1/6 of their future schedules. At this point it doesn't seem far fetched.



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    Re: Texas-BYU Series

    Not really considering they will be independent in about 3 years along with ND and BYU.



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    Re: Texas-BYU Series

    Can't believe BYU got a home-and-home deal out of it.


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    Re: Texas-BYU Series

    Quote Originally Posted by ketelmeister View Post
    Adding BYU and ND, who both have their own networks already, would be huge for the Big 12 and Texas knows it. I"d like to see both in the North!!
    ND owns NBC?



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    Re: Texas-BYU Series

    Quote Originally Posted by HFCS View Post
    BYU also had a series w/ Oklahoma. They have clearly been interested in the Big 12, and basically stated as much that they were surprised an offer didn't come when Colorado left.
    If just Colorado left I think they would have been a great 12th team. I just don't think they bring enough to be an 11th team. Basically, of the teams that have even a remote chance of interest in joining the Big XII only ND would make a good 11th team.



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    Re: Texas-BYU Series

    So Texas, according to ESPN, just added a home and home against USC. This is in addition to their series with Notre Dame, the one with BYU, the one with Cal and the one with Ole Miss. I'm starting to think this is more of a move towards independence rather than just building a stronger schedule.


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    Re: Texas-BYU Series

    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith86 View Post
    So Texas, according to ESPN, just added a home and home against USC. This is in addition to their series with Notre Dame, the one with BYU, the one with Cal and the one with Ole Miss. I'm starting to think this is more of a move towards independence rather than just building a stronger schedule.
    That was my thought as well. Stay with the big 12 long enough to give time to put the network together. In the meantime build up some deals that will carry over well to independence. In 5 years with the network up and running, go indy.



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    Re: Texas-BYU Series

    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith86 View Post
    So Texas, according to ESPN, just added a home and home against USC. This is in addition to their series with Notre Dame, the one with BYU, the one with Cal and the one with Ole Miss. I'm starting to think this is more of a move towards independence rather than just building a stronger schedule.
    It could be that or I think they're just trying to get a preimere, attractive non-conference game for each season. Mack Brown said he wanted to beef up their non-conference schedules, sounds like it wasn't lip service


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    Re: Texas-BYU Series

    TEXAS is just positioning themselves for a move to independent in the near future



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    Re: Texas-BYU Series

    I wouldn't be too alarmed. The series with USC in 2017-18 fills in a gap in their future non-conference schedule, as illustrated here: Texas Longhorns Football Future Schedules



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