I, for one, am still buying my season tickets next year (and every year for the foreseeable future), proudly wearing my red on Friday’s, and repping UH at work (SEC country). Everyone else should do the same.
Was there collusion on the part of the networks? Maybe. Does the Big XII look ridiculous because of this whole process? Definitely. Will UH still be competative? Absolutley!!
But nothing turns people off more than butthurt fans with a chip in their shoulder (reminds me of Texas Tech fans). Nobody, neither new fans or prospective students, wants to show up to games where fans are angry at what could have been. Be angry now, briefly, and move on.
Schools that have left the Big XII have done fine and Louisville is doing just fine as well. Cougar Nation will be okay too, as long as everyone has the same attitude and intensity we had during this whole expansion process. We have great, innovative leaders who should be trusted to lead and make the most of the next opportunity to come along.