Tramel's ScissorTales: Will a 14-team Big 12 Conference play football with divisions?

“By pledging to the Southeastern Conference, Texas likely will find itself in a league with Houston.

“By pledging to the SEC, OU likely will find itself in a league with Central Florida.

“Welcome to the rabbit hole of college football in the third decade of the 21st century…”

“With OU and Texas still publicly committed to the Big 12 through the 2024-25 academic year, that could mean two full years of a 14-team Big 12.

“The Sooners and Longhorns would prefer to leave yesterday, of course, but at least on OU’s end, that’s not yet financially feasible. Maybe, probably, absolutely, UT has $80 million lying around in surplus. But that bounty doesn’t exist in Norman…”

“Sources said divisional play had much momentum early, but the rabbit hole is changing things rapidly…”