According the ESPN there is a lot of leadership at Oklahoma that is still interested in moving to the Pac-12 from their current conference the Big 12. They are also reporting that Texas officials met with Oklahoma big wigs and they left Norman feeling very doubtful that Oklahoma would be staying. What does this mean for the Big 12? Well there are a whole lot of situations at this point the worst one of which being that both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State move over to the Pac-12. That would leave the Big 12 in a very bad position. Texas has already made it clear that it would not consider a 7 team Big 12 viable. We all know what has happened since last year when Colorado and Nebraska decided to go elsewhere. Now Texas A&M, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State are all looking elsewhere while everyone else in the conference minus Texas is talking possible lawsuit against everyone leaving the conference. If you are a Texas fan like us, you are just sitting and waiting for everything to unfold. Lets be honest with each other, short of a death penalty there is not a whole lot that could really hurt Texas athletic program. Texas A&M will not get in if there are
Those are the words spoken by Dave Brown several months in an audio clip. The full quote was, “”We’re going to follow the great players in the state. Obviously a kid like Johnathan Gray. I know people [Longhorn Network subscribers] are going to want to see Johnathan Gray, I can’t wait to see Johnathan Gray.” Jonathan Gray is the senior running back for the Aledo High School Bearcats and so far this season has almost 600 yards in rushing with nine touchdowns. He is also the kid that’s literally in the center of this whole (College Football Conferences completely shifting) debacle. Ok, let me try to explain to you why this high school senior, in this writers opinion, has unknowingly sparked a forest fire that will change the face of College Football for the lifespan of the sport.
Dave Brown is actually the Vice President of the Longhorn Network. This prompted an NCAA investigation which led to them ruling that “School Networks” could not play high school games on them. By the time the ruling came down (August 11, 2011) Texas A&M had already gone ballistic over everything because they felt that Texas was getting multiple unfair advantages by not only having their own TV network but they were going to be able to play Texas High School football games. Once A&M overreacted to the situation and they had let it slip they had wanted to move away from Texas for a while now (August 10th, 2011). With A&M leaving the conference other Big 12 schools have been looking at moving out of the conference. This is potentially dangerous for the rest of football…or really cool depending on whom you ask. It looks like we will be headed towards super conferences light years before expected.
Hello Aggies how are you doing on this fine afternoon? Not too angry about the Longhorn Network I hope? What I find funny is that no one had a problem when Texas was making more than $80 Million per season through their football team alone yet now fans are in uproar since they signed a TV contract with ESPN. If Texas A&M leaves you can almost be guaranteed that the University of Texas will go independent. If Notre Dame and BYU can go independent and Texas has 10 times the recruits both schools pick up, there really isn’t any reason they would not be able to go independent. Aggies going to the SEC would be one of the worst moves they could possibly make. I realize that there might be a little bit more money involved for you but consider this before you decide to make this move. This could be your schedule if you move to the SEC:
Texas A&M Possible SEC Schedule
|Team||Current Ranking||Last Years Record|
|Ole Miss||NR||4-8 (1-7)|
|Mississippi State||20||9-4 (4-4)|