Full quote: " During Thursday’s meeting, conference officials also scratched the surface on discussions of what the Big 12 might do if OU and Texas left, and one source said that included looking into whether there were other Power 5 programs that might want to join, or if schools like UCF, Houston, Cincinnati or BYU might make good additions. There was some appetite in the meeting for possibly adding two teams even if OU and Texas decide to stay.
None of those conversations gained significant traction, though, because the next step is figuring out the intents of OU and Texas – and their motivation.
But if Texas and OU do leave, which seems to be a very real possibility, this could be good for the abovementioned schools.
I’m thinking before the season starts. The Big12 probably has TV penalties if the conference is under 10 members plus the additions would have to notify their conference they are leaving. The sooner the better to join the conference by next season
They would be leaving behind their tv rights if they leave early. I don’t think they would leave that type of money when they do not have to do it. Just let the tv deal play out and leave in 2024-2025.
No it doesn’t. If even one AAC school leaves to join those programs the conference will start grappling for the oxygen tank. Regardless of what happens to the B12 brand the AAC doesn’t exist in a bubble. For every program that leaves the AAC the B12 gets more viable and the AAC less so. Sure, if everyone stayed right where they are the AAC would seem more stable. But that’s not how this is going to play out. The American only has about four respectable football programs. You can’t lose hardly any without dying off.