Big E wrote:There's no way the B12 continues without a conference championship game.
Not so fast my friend. Texass likes the idea of no conference championship game. They've been knocked out of National Championship contention more than once due to that game. They've been big opponents to it since the beginning as well. It may well come back, but I guarantee they aren't rushing back to it.
Explains why they voted with Nebraska in that original 10-2 vote, right?
I stand by my statement: the B12 doesn't continue (3 years?) without a conference championship game. Â The B12 could
continue without Texas (assuming they added some other "names").
The B10 and PAC10 were adamantly opposed to a CCG for a decade plus, as well. Â
Zilla wrote:I'll be shocked if Notre Dame joins the Big Texass and Little 9. That's alot of ego to cram into one conference. If you think that the Domers are going to accept having things tilted towards Texas (like having the conference championship game at Jerryworld every year) then you haven't met many Domer fans. :)
ND to the B12 is contingent on Delaney forcing ND's scheduling hand (which I think we all agree he will, if he hasn't already). Â What is ND going to do? Â Play Army, Navy and the Sun Belt every year? Â
Zilla wrote:I fully expect the Big Texass and Little 9 conference to break up in the next couple of years. Too much animosity that a verbal "firm commitment to this conference" just isn't going to save. You can bet that if Missou or TexasAM gets an offer from somewhere else that they'll jump ship.
Who is going to offer them? Â SEC and TAMU already flirted, and the Texas state legislature basically put an end to that. Â No other Texas school does anything without UT's blessing (nor is wanted by any other conference). Â Missouri is still standing outside the Big Ten clubhouse crying in the rain. Â Where else do they go? Â Other than Oklahoma, what other B12 school would anyone want other than KU for basketball?
Short of Texas going independent in the middle of the night a la BYU, I don't see any other set of circumstances that triggers anything significant - unless the SEC hits one out of the park and grabs Miami and FSU (<2% chance of that happening.) Â Heck, Texas going independent would probably expedite the BYU-ND to the B12 scenario.
The Big 12 exists today for one reason and one reason only: it was the only league willing to cave to Texas' independent network demands. Â Seems like a pretty nice landing pad for a couple of other teams that pride themselves on having independent networks already.