Texas President William Powers and AD DeLoss Dodd gathered up the Longhorn coaches this afternoon. Told them we did everything we could to save the Big 12, but were unsuccessful. And according to my sources, the 6 schools that Orangebloods.com first reported last Thursday as being targeted by the Pac 10 will indeed accept those invitations. Including Colorado who will opt out of the Big 12. And that they will find their new home in the Pac 10 in 2012 and form the United States’ first super conference.
Let's say the Big Ten Grab happens and your school ISN'T taken. Do you start making goo-goo eyes at the ACC or work overtime to try and fix the Big East?
OTB: Is it acceptable to say both? An Eastern Conference should be viable in theory, but isn't in its present form, and definitely won't be if further crippled. The athletic department needs to do whatever they can to secure their long-term financial viability.
PB: "Goo-goo eyes at the ACC?" No. That's too subtle. I want Pitt to go NBA groupie on the ACC at that point. Screw dignity and spread the legs. It's a bit demeaning, but it's a longer-term solution to another 5-7 year run at "fixing" the Big East.
TNIAAM: I'm with Chas. I think we make a serious Fredericks' of Hollywood purchase, show up at John Swofford's house unannounced wearing a trench-coat and start whispering sweet nothings about "NYC alumni bases" and "strong basketball traditions." If that doesn't get the blood boiling...