Lookie lookie lookie!
There’s drama afoot, and it doesn’t involve Nebraska!
The link to the Houston Chronicle article is in that tweet. I tried to link directly, but their website is bloody horrible.
So... is this true?
It could be true in the next couple of years. The 16-team super conference will come about some day. The Big Ten and SEC would appear to be the primary leaders who would expand first.
Would Texas and Oklahoma be excellent schools to join the SEC?
Yes. Both bring a certain amount of cache’ with them.
If you were one of those people who thought Nebraska should go back to the Big 12, well... shut the fuck up forever now, okay?
It’s still the same shitty conference where Texas walks around thinking they’re a deity and doesn’t give a damn about anyone else but themselves. Where Oklahoma is happy as hell to tag along with them because Oklahoma doesn’t give a damn about anyone else either.
That romantic stuff about Oklahoma and Nebraska being rivals, and gee, wouldn’t it be nice to get back together and play every year? GROW UP FOR GOD’S SAKE. If anyone who reads this is still hanging onto something like that... get the hell out of here.
What will happen to the Oklahoma State’s of the world? Who the hell cares. Iowa State? Screwed. Kansas and Kansas State? Probably screwed too. I am not convinced someone’s going to bring Kansas into a 16-team super conference just because of their basketball program. The entire rest of the Big 12 conference will be in rough shape.
Oklahoma State with an assertive statement. pic.twitter.com/BybBf6nCFZ— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) July 21, 2021
There were tons of reaction from all across the universe.
Just got a statement from Oklahoma. There's no denial in this, as it fails to mention the Big 12. "The college athletics landscape is shifting constantly. We don't address every anonymous rumor."— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) July 21, 2021
When you step back a moment and think about this response.... it’s really unbelievably arrogant.
If Oklahoma and Texas are really going to do this, they’re going to screw PEOPLE they’ve worked with for decades. If the person who issued this statement is aware of that, they are truly a callous sonofabitch.
This is Masterful!
Reaction GIFs for each Big XII school:— Dave Feit (@FeitCanWrite) July 21, 2021
Oklahoma State: pic.twitter.com/bbCJRctwi3
This dude explains in a very long thread why this will never happen:
Okay, let's do this, and for the 9,000,000th time discuss a bit about why this makes absolutely no sense https://t.co/A7wnbz6cWq— Realigning Brandon (@BecomingBrandon) July 21, 2021
Did you go through all the reasons this can’t happen and conclude... it can’t happen?
Not so fast.
ANOTHER BOMB DROPS LAST NIGHT
#BREAKING:— Jason Whitely (@JasonWhitely) July 22, 2021
Early next week, the @TexasLonghorns and @UofOklahoma will send a letter to the @Big12Conference stating that neither school will renew their media contracts when they expire in 2025.
It doesn’t matter what you think of Brett McMurphy, the guy is one of the most well-connected people in all of college football.
Texas & OU, looking to leave Big 12, contacts SEC, who has interest in both schools, sources told @Stadium. “This will take some time but there is interest on both sides,” source said. UT plans to notify Big 12 it doesn’t want to extend grant of rights https://t.co/1dYm5p7r96— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) July 22, 2021
That tweet resulted in this:
So the college football playoff will expand to 12 teams and be played entirely at bowl sites. One could assume this would annihilate the rest of the bowl games, but probably not - ESPN loves the content. I’d watch them - it’s more college football.
We’re going to end up with an expanded playoff played entirely in warm weather states. Old men who make decisions are not going to cut other old men out of the big bags of money pie that awaits them when this happen.
A strong Big Ten commissioner would oppose this, even if the Rose Bowl is involved. College football fans should oppose this, but old men don’t give a damn what you think, especially if you’re standing between them and big bags of money.
Playoff expansion is dumb. It could be wonderful for college football, but it’s only going to be wonderful for fans in the South. Your team traveling and playing in this - well, if they’re in the North, fuck them.
While the Rose Bowl was the main focus of the @SInow story on CFP expansion, this tidbit from Bob Bowlsby passed quietly with little fanfare.— John M. Bishop (@JohnBishop71) July 21, 2021
Yes, all of us in the upper Midwest take our stadiums to the RV storage after Thanksgiving and have it winterized like a Winnebago. pic.twitter.com/o70RdWChiv
Ohio State football voted unanimous 2021 Big Ten favorite in cleveland.com preseason poll - cleveland.com
Ohio State football was the unanimous pick to win both the Big Ten East and the championship game in the preseason media poll conducted by cleveland.com. Nebraska picked #5 in the Big Ten West.
Clemson’s Dabo Swinney not for College Football Playoff expansion
... I love the college game, and I loved it when it was a big deal to be top-25, top-15, top-10, go win the bowl game. Somebody’s gonna be the national champion or whatever — it’s 130 teams. So I just always loved that. I knew when it went to four, it was gonna become all about the playoff. When it goes to 12, it’s gonna become more about the playoff. But that’s inevitable. It is what it is. Some people, ‘Well, yeah, you’ve been in the playoff.’ We can get in with four, we’re gonna get in with 12. Our odds aren’t gonna go down. So it’s not about that. Our team isn’t for it. I met with my team. Our team isn’t for it. They don’t want to play more games, and to be honest with you, I don’t think there’s 12 teams good enough. So you’re gonna play more games just to play more games.”
New ACC commissioner wants Notre Dame as football member
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — New Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner Jim Phillips made it clear he wants Notre Dame to join the conference as a full-time football member after what he described as a “beautiful and beneficial relationship” during an unusual 2020 season.
Texas should follow Notre Dame’s lead
The University of Texas wants to move its athletic department out of the Big 12 Conference. It has for years. A decade ago it was headed to the Pac 12, before suddenly it wasn’t. A truce was reached with its longtime home, but that was always temporary.
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