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OU, Ok St. to Apply for Pac 12 Admission?

Posted by Adam Butler on September 13, 2011


Reports have surfaced today that indicate the Big 12 Death Knell will soon be ringing. Those same reports also indicate Texas went begging, but Boomer Sooner was having none of it.

Texas president Bill Powers and athletic directors DeLoss Dodds and Chris Plonsky flew to OU on Sunday, but, according to sources, Oklahoma and its board of regents had already made their determination.

“There’s nothing Texas could have offered Oklahoma that would have changed their mind,” the source told the Statesman. “They were set on leaving the Big 12 before Texas got there.“The Big 12’s done. Oklahoma wasn’t open to creating Big 12 stability.”
What does this mean?
A. Texas went “All In” with the Longhorn Network on  a draw; and
B. The College Football landcape is about to change drastically.
Greed seems to have gotten the better of Texas. It had a great setup in the Big 12, but rather than count its lucky stars that the Longhorns’ Big 12 minions were willing keep the terribly inequitably conference together last season when the departure of Nebraska and Colorado nearly resulted in the league’s implosion, Texas decided it wanted to have its cake and eat it, too (again).
This time, the conference’s other superpower (OU) and its step brother (Ok. State) apparently had finally had enough once Texas A&M (re)broke (is that a word?) the conference dissolution seal.
Does this really mean that Texas’ “options” are the Big 12 ( soon-to-be kaput), Pac 12, ACC or  becoming an independent? Do any of them sound even remotely as cushy as the setup Texas has enjoyed for years in the Big 12 ?
Now, the Oklahoma schools allegedly have no guarantee of an offer from the Pac 12, but presumably have  the SEC salivating with the thought of adding Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and School X (from the East).
Don’t scoff at the notion. The SEC certainly isn’t going to sit around idly and relinquish college football supremacy to a bunch of Left Coasters and Big 12 nomads.

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