i dont get the rush… or the “now” part… it has officially been set up that they can enter the texas market whenever they want in the future…not a single texas school is turning down a pac 12 invite now or 6 year from now…if anything their is incentive to wait as a&m has publicly shown displeasure with the sec and could potentially look to break away a few years down the line
We have been talking to the PAC 12 for a long time. Our leadership is completely prepared to take advantage of this situation…Everyone has been waiting for Texas and OU to jump and destabilize the Big 12…Now, its happened. and the PAC 12 can comfortably bring in 4 and make a big presence in the state of Texas…You think its a coincidence we have been playing PAC 12 schools in football and basketball? It isnt.
The reason they need to act now is because of their next TV deal coming up in 2023!
Do you not realize what the SEC is going to make the PAC12 look like? They and the Big10 are about to takeover all power and respect which may include killing the Pac12’s credibility even more if necessary.
If the Pac12 doesn’t have enough good product and market share NOW for its next TV negotiation, they will be screwed. And do you think USC is going to hang around for that?
obviously now… did you see the statement made by a&m in the media day… he said texas A&M he saif a&m having its own identity outside of UT was paramount… 8-12 years down the line the become little brothers again and the pac 12 is back to thriving, who knows
NO they arent! They are the poorest and least visible P5 conference, and now they have the opportunity to make big inroads into the central time zone and add 4 schools and carve out a big niche in the state of Texas…Their own marketing firm they hired for advice about what to do advised them to expand EAST into the central time zone. Now they have perfect opportunity to do it.
Yeah the PAC is bleeding. They are also mostly run by Ivory Tower types who have a long history of making poor decisions, so don’t count on them to do what makes sense. It’s not a given the flagship schools want the conference to survive.
If the B1G wants to grow to respond to the SEC they could pick off USC, UCLA, Washington, Oregon, and anybody else they want. They would probably want Stanford and Cal for research connections. The Pac12 flagships have been frustrated.
I would think the rush now is that this will be the first time in years that established P5 programs are looking to move in mass. Sure you missed out on the two heavy weights but if you move quick you still have the pick of the litter. The Pac wants to expand. They want to expand into Texas why not make a preemptive strike to secure a Texas team or two. Otherwise you run the risk of leagues higher up in the pecking order (ACC or Big 10) moving in and taking a school you mightve been interested in. Take Tech and 1+.
Nope. Outside of USC and Oregon, and some cameos by almost everyone else, those two own the PAC. They won’t leave, but may be up to improving it. No need for them to do anything right now. They can wait a year when their new media-savvy commish, Kliavkoff, has an idea how it may shake out.