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Realignment Today: 7:19 p.m. - Reports say UT, Texas Tech, OU and Okie State headed west; KU?

I do agree Texas does still have a lot of power. I just think they can't call the shots as much, giving the PAC-12 more room to call the shots. I still think Tech probably goes with Texas, but was just looking for an angle that could get KU into the PAC-12.

The concessions show compromise, which is what KU would need. Texas to make a compromise to not bring Tech along.

September 18, 2011 at 2:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Realignment Today: 7:19 p.m. - Reports say UT, Texas Tech, OU and Okie State headed west; KU?

Hopefully Texas overplaying its hand helps KU out. OU and OSU are a package deal for the PAC-12. The PAC-12 knows this, OU doesn't have to bolt and can stay in the Big 12. So OU has options. If OU/OSU goes to PAC-12, conventional wisdom (as of now) would say that Texas/Texas Tech follows, mainly because Texas either goes west or goes independent in football at this point. PAC-12 would love to bring Texas along, but now the PAC-12 has the power. They will be calling the shots and they may not want Tech. So Texas doesn't really have much power to say they will go somewhere else if they can't bring Tech because that really isn't an option.So if that happens, there may be a chance where KU fills that 16th spot.

The only reason Texas Tech is in the conversation is that Texas will have to bring them, but now that Texas doesn't have the power, the PAC-12 is going to have more say in whom they accept to the conference. The ACC's move obviously makes them the strongest basketball conference. The PAC-12 adding KU over Tech would at least help there footing in the basketball angle...not that it means much.

September 18, 2011 at 1:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )