One thg I was thinking about this morning besides the obvious reason being BIG12 can’t stay as is.
Maybe UH Alum Mr Jim Nantz made a call to Mr Bowlsby on UH behalf.
He’s been begging, praying for UH to be part of P5. He made an emotional speech at the Houston HOF ceremonies where he was presented an award and made an emotional speech on how UH deserved to be part of P5 Club.
Also outside the box besides keeping media footprint within Houston this also would allow the Conf to look at maybe doing a rotating schd for Conf Ship game. Maybe btw NRG & Jerry World.
Just few observations I thought of on what might/could/will hopefully put them over the top this time.
Lastly I didn’t thk there were enough threads going so…
Give RK a lot of credit. She knew (along with other leaders) for a long time what conferences are looking for. That is why she championed facilities upgrades and prioritized on field success. She knew what these objective metrics were and put a plan in place.
Also interesting I hesitate to even say on here , in some way if this all goes to the Finish Line, UT would have played a big role in allowing this to happen. Although we know for sure helping UH was last thg on their mind when they said adios amigos.
Wow… Dr Simon Bott. I can tell you the impact he had on myself as a young freshman in intro chem was enormous. Having a professor champion the school the way he did made me proud to be a Houston Cougar. I would like to think he’s in England watching all of this closely with a huge smile on his face.
Sometime in the next week or so we will some type of official announcement function. The kind of event that in past years I would definitely attend. Sadly I find my limitation on mobility bars my presence. I know from conversations I had years ago with RK and TF that they have been dedicated to this cause for at least the last decade. They had confidence we would succeed when others didn’t. If I were in attendance I would hope I would have the chance to shake their and AD Pez’s hand and say, “Thank you for a job well done”.
Houston was picked to get a decent piece of the Houston market with Texas, ATM, and LSU all in the SEC. The Big 12 had no choice but to bring us in to keep viewership strong in our media market. We will dominate the dollars when we get into that conference.
UH/OU 2016 had a TV rating of 3.5. Only Texas/Notre Dame had a higher rating from a Big 12 school. When Houston is relevant and plays good opponents they get a big chunk of tv viewership
To be honest here, I would rather be a part of the Big12 without UT than with UT. The headaches, drama, and the selfish decisions that UT bring to the table on a regular basis is just not worth it for me! I just want UH to be a part of a Power5 conference without being in the shadows of UT.