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johnnyphoton 3 years, 10 months ago

Speaking of Self, if Izzo takes the Cavaliers' job, would Sparty coming knocking on Self's door?

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jhox 3 years, 10 months ago

My one and only problem with keeping the Big 12 together is that MU clearly isn't committed. If the Big 10 comes calling, which is still a decent possibility, they'll leave. Also, there's no guarantee A&M or OU won't bolt to the SEC as soon as offered. The unfortunate truth is that everyone is out for themselves at this point, because they simply can't trust each other.

If KU is offered a Pac 10 spot, how could they turn that down? They're not in a very good position to take a wait and see approach.

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johnnyphoton 3 years, 10 months ago

If re-alignment is about money, which it is, I agree with KUSTRONG that not rushing to a decision is the right thing to do. KU's recent recruits indicate the football program will be strong; Turner Gill will be a bedrock; the Jayhawks have a recent, successful track record in football; and, of course, KU's basketball program is a plum that any conference wants to have. It's every man for himself right now, and if the Mountain West can be leveraged to get a better deal, then so be it. Personally, I'd like to say "good-bye" and head to the Pac 10.

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Matt Bowers 3 years, 10 months ago

Still think that keeping the Big 12 together or SEC is best bet for KU. NO need to rush to Pac-10 right now. This is still just the first week, let's respond and not react.

Rock Chalk

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jhox 3 years, 10 months ago

Thanks for the update, Matt. Let's hope their car heads West to Lawrence, and they don't throw another curve and head to Columbia.

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Boston_Corbett 3 years, 10 months ago

Just because a flight plan is filed, it doesn't mean the flight occurs. Might be just as easy to get up early on a Monday morning and get to KC/Topeka/Lawrence early. Don't kid yourself, since Flightaware links are all over the interwebs now, they are aware they everyone is following them.

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Kent Wells 3 years, 10 months ago

Flight tracking of private aircraft is not precise.

Safe driving gentlemen! Sounds like you will be up late for a "no comment". Why KC? Ummm, nice hotels. No further comment. Thanks.

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jhox 3 years, 10 months ago

The flight tracker shows the flight as scheduled from Austin to KC, but not departed. I think maybe we're being played. Is this maybe a bluff by the Pac 10 to get A&M to get off the fence?

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