I haven’t seen anything about what the elected officials of Oklahoma have to say about realignment. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised OU didn’t keep its word to always be in OSU’s conference - they live up to their mascot. But I am curious what the state has to say.
The state of Texas has a lot to lose. Looking here, it seems like the move from the Big 12 may only net the schools a few million more per year, but the state could see an overall decrease of $30 million if (and it’s a big if) revenue stays about the same and TCU, TTU, and Baylor get into the PAC 12. The drop from Big 12 to AAC is a difference of $35 million per year, per school - so worse case the state could lose over $100 million every year just so they can chant “SEC” in Austin when they’re watching bowl games from home. &$@% Texas.
I do find it somewhat comforting that OSU is regarded as the top or near the top leftover from all the pundits I’ve heard, but this whole mess just makes me sick. The divide between the haves and have nots in college football is only going to get worse. Bob is a moronic homer and this is not an overall win for the state. I’m curious if the governors of Oklahoma and Texas are going to do something. It’s no secret Ann Richards was the reason Baylor came to the Big 12 over TCU. The implosion of the SWC devastated them along with Rice, Houston, and SMU.