What could happen, 99% positive it will not happen, is that the BIG12 causes FOX/ESPN to think outside of the box and go anti BIG EAST immediately.
They take the money that would be required by contract to the BIG12 if 4 teams are added and use it to destroy the BIG12.
- Behind the scenes FOX/ESPN, etc. work to see the following happen in 2018 season.
Kansas goes to the B1G.
Oklahoma and Okla. St. to the SEC.
Kansas St., Iowa St, and possibly Texas Tech (IF they are wanted) to the PAC12.
W. Virginia goes to the ACC.
That would be 7 out of 10 teams. They possibly could do this before the new teams play their 1st BIG12 game.
We saw what happened before UH played their first BE game. It became their first AAC game and was the 1st and last BCS AQ conference year. Rutgers and Louisville left the next season and the BIG 6 conferences became the P5.
UT has been ruling, bulling, and forcing it will on the remaining BIG12 teams since the creation of the BIG12. All the BIG12 school Presidents know that UT is forcing UH on them just to get an easier path to the creation of the UT-Houston campus.
If the Presidents of Iowa St, Kansas St., Kansas, Oklahoma St., Oklahoma, and W. Virginia start getting call/meetings with executives from FOX/ESPN,etc. about behind the scene deals that would allow offers from the BIG (Kansas), SEC (Oklahoma, Oklahoma St.) and PAC12 (Kansas St. and Iowa St.), would they listen.
This would be the end of the BIG12 regardless of what UT, TCU, Baylor or TTech wanted. Adding four teams from those mentioned would not keep the BIG12 at P5 level.
The ESPN/FOX, etc. would add other teams and create the Super Four conferences to sell/renegotiate contracts with advertisers and would have a true 4 conference NCAA FB Championship playoff.
Best of all, the down trodden, abused, ignored, stepped on former BIG8 schools would be able to tell the mighty UT “BYE” just like former BIG8 schools Colorado, Nebraska, Missouri did. Plus add Texas A&M to the departed.
While reading posts on some of the BIG12 sites I see a common topic.
The extinction of the BIG12 after the GOR expires. Everyone expects OU and UT to leave.
But what if ESPN/FOX and other media uses the money being demanded by the BIG12 because it is in the contract if they expand to 2 or 4, and use it as incentive to the B1G, SEC, PAC12, and the ACC.Invest in destroying the BIG12 while making the remaining super conferences worth much more in value.
99% sure this will not happen. But if they had some really smart executives, well…