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Old 09-19-2011, 08:55 PM
 
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Loss of recruiting inroads is always over hyped.

Arkansas is still able to get kids from Texas despite not playing in the SWC anymore.

Boise State is in the middle of nowhere yet still gets a sizable amount of California kids despite rarely being in that state while they were in the WAC.

Maryland fans complained about playing West Virginia in Baltimore for a few years in the future. "OMG THEY ARE GONNA PICK UP MARYLANDERS NOW"........Uhhhhh hello? They ALREADY have been doing that for YEARS.

If we go to a 4 team pod system (think NFL divisions) then you are likely gonna play a lot of other outside teams from a different region.

The only way you TRULY loose recruiting inroads is if you suck. Washington and Oregon especially will be just fine because they are good schools with good programs. If they sell that well enough they can get a ton of California kids, not everyone can go to USC you know.

It's all about how good YOUR individual school is.
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Abilene, Texas
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Wow, check this out! Texas head coach Mack Brown is apparently not very fond of the superconferences that may be forming soon. He really sounds off in this article below....lol. I agree with him!

Check it out:

Regents of Oklahoma Sooners, Texas Longhorns OK presidents to act on Pac-12 - ESPN
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:03 PM
 
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And it doesn't really matter what Brown says because he's not in charge and will still make tons more money than the most prestigious professors at Austin.

If he doesn't like it he is perfectly welcome to step down.
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:49 AM
 
Location: The "Rock"
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And it doesn't really matter what Brown says because he's not in charge and will still make tons more money than the most prestigious professors at Austin.

If he doesn't like it he is perfectly welcome to step down.

Agreed... great post!
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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I would just like to see a game where they consider the MARCH ON as important as the opions of some "sportscasters" opinion of the half of football I just watched
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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The majority of my fellow Texas fans prefer to move to the PAC 12.

Brown has no say in these realignment talks - no more than Lane Kiffin or Bob Stoops do.

The 4 pod thing sounds a bit complicated, but is not that bad a concept.

But the Texas/OU game in Dallas in October should remain sacrosanct.

And here's one fan's take on it all:

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The pussification of Nebraska actually started these dominoes tumbling. Dr. Tom's crying which led to the B1G bailout destabilized the balance of power in D-1A football.

A shrewd, media-saavy commish like Scott then sees Agroid jumping to the $EC, USC and Oregon attracting the NCAA hammer and suddenly you've got a huge problem as to whether you're still a big swinging **** in the eyes of the networks as compared to SEC and B1G. The addition of OU and Texas suddenly balances that power, even if they carry a couple of heathen along with them.

Similar disturbances largely ignited two world wars in the past.

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Old 09-20-2011, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Midtown Omaha
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"The pussification of Nebraska..."

Ask any other program in the current crumbling Big 12 if they would rather be in Nebraska's shoes right now. I bet the answers will be a resounding yes.

Join a league that will exist in 2013 or stick with the sinking ship that is the Big 12. That is an easy answer.
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:38 PM
 
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"The pussification of Nebraska..."

Ask any other program in the current crumbling Big 12 if they would rather be in Nebraska's shoes right now. I bet the answers will be a resounding yes.

Join a league that will exist in 2013 or stick with the sinking ship that is the Big 12. That is an easy answer.
News flash. It wasn't sinking until UNL left. It was a top 3 football conference before they decided to take their ball and go home.
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Midtown Omaha
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News flash. It wasn't sinking until UNL left. It was a top 3 football conference before they decided to take their ball and go home.
It has much more to do with the LHN. The league could of survived with 10 teams.

Anyways even if Nebraska was the cause of the sinking. It is hardly taking your ball and going home to move to a better academic conference that offers more athletic money every year and far more stability historically, the Big 12 is only 15 years old after all.

It sounds to me like Nebraska took their ball and went to their new rich adoption parents house and left their dead beat teen parents behind.(If were going to do childhood analogies).
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:56 PM
 
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It has much more to do with the LHN. The league could of survived with 10 teams.

Anyways even if Nebraska was the cause of the sinking. It is hardly taking your ball and going home to move to a better academic conference that offers more athletic money every year and far more stability historically, the Big 12 is only 15 years old after all.

It sounds to me like Nebraska took their ball and went to their new rich adoption parents house and left their dead beat teen parents behind.(If were going to do childhood analogies).
Why didn't they join the B1G in the first place?

They couldn't win in the Big 12 so they went to the B1G. Nothing wrong with that. Get in where you fit in. A weaker Football conference.
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