IF it wasn’t for Texas being an incredible pain, they never would have ran off Colorado and Nebraska.
IF it wasn’t for the greed of Texas they would have let go of the Longhorn network and allowed the Tex-ohoma pod to move to the PAC.
IF it wasn’t for the constant narcissistic behaviors of Texas they wouldn’t have created a situation where Texas A&M had no choice but to leave their abusive long term in-state rival bringing Mizzou with them.
IF it wasn’t for Texas supreme bravado and control over its other members, not named Oklahoma, they wouldn’t have held a fake expansion campaign in hopes of getting A) a better TV deal and B) a new campus in Houston. They fell short of one of their goals there.
IF it wasn’t for Texas jealousy they wouldn’t have beyrayed their own conference mates by secretly brokering a deal to join the same conference as their little brother…taking Oklahoma in the process and putting the 8 in a state of panic.
Without these moves, Houston would never have found themselves in a P5 conference with access to better recruits and more money.
So…when UT struggles to adjust to an SEC schedule and realizes they can’t bully THIS conference, raise your glass and thank Texas for being…well, Texas.