I have a question about realignment? Since we know ESPN or tv drives the bus. Why were they against us joining big12?
More like against paying more money for tv they already own.
This and FOX may have wanted new territory.
There was a quote in SBNation from one of the expansion candidates that also said the problem was that you had to sell to 4+ different groups: ESPN, FOX, UT, OU, and the other 8. Too many chefs in the kitchen.
To say they were against UH would imply there was interest in UH to begin with. I would suggest there were too many Texas schools to begin with. Think SWC and you will remember one reason for the breakup was no outside (Texas) appeal. I still wonder how tcu got in. I believe they were a replacement choice and not a preferred pick.