I want to read that into the release but all I see is complete agreement with the decision today (albeit a complete reversal on the position of whether 10 is the magic number for the conference). What makes people think UT is leaving because of this decision? I want it to be true because UT leaving the Big XII is the type of domino falling that will lead to a new opportunity for others.
Some theorized that UT was playing politics by openly supporting UH to gain political approval but knowing that UH would never receive the votes.
- Ten is the right number now after the consultants advised otherwise and a round robin with a championship game at the end is best for their athletes
- The 11 viable candidates brought this disappointment on themselves because they contacted the Big XII officials when they openly listed 2 to 4 units in their Big XII apartment as opening up for a 7-year lease.
- Despite going through this lengthy process, no vote or discussion was had on expansion
None of that makes sense unless this was a very elaborate scheme to squeeze the most money for the 10 schools out of Fox and ESPN and to take the eyes/focus off Baylor and its issues. Expansion could not have been a serious consideration given how this all unfolded today. I assume everyone must profess their agreement with today’s announcement to receive their share of the new $$$. Greed has ruined College Football even more than I thought.
As long as UH has a chance to win the AAC, I will root for OU to win the Big XII and have OU left on the CFP sidelines. Right now, I want the PAC12 to get in before the Big XII and I never would have said that before this year (unless UT won).