First, if it comes to fruition, I will be happy that we are in the Big XII. Not that it will be a P5 conference for long, but because we get easier travel to traditional rivals (TT, TCU, BU). The money will be better, by how much, nobody knows. We have no “blue bloods”.
What I feel good about:
No Tulsa - they are really good at times. But they are such a SMALLLLLLLLL school
No Tulane - historically BAD, and such a SMALLLLLLL school (say goodbye to Fritz soon)
No ECU - good fans, someties really good program, but in the middle of nowhere and behind so many Carolina schools…and never would go to their games
Who I am on the fence about:
USF - usually great athletes, often terribly coached, but when coaching is good, they are too
Navy - they will get along no matter what
Who i feel bad for:
SMU - now they have the coach, and the boosters can pay players legally. They are going to BEAT TEAMS DOWN, but their fans still won’t fill the stadium
Memphis - I still worry they might leapfrog us. And they have been salty the past decade.
Temple - they are always right there. They seem like us. People not in Philly give them more respect than people in Philly.