“Third-tier, are they? You think Zona and Zona St, Colorado and Utah are 3rd tier?” You’re gonna have to follow if you wanna have this discussion. I said the new Big 12 (outside of OSU) is mostly 3rd tier. Cincinnati. UCF. Houston. Texas Tech. Kansas. KState. Those are 3rd tier. Iowa St, TCU, Baylor Cincinnati are fringe programs. OSU has proven the last 15 years to be a good program with what they’ve done on-field and facilities wise. I mentioned that the new Big 12 should go for Oregon, Wash, the Arizona schools & Louisville. Louisville helps get a partner out there with WVU, helps get you more into that footprint, and would show a sign of stability if you were capable of pulling them from the ACC. Listen, it’ll never happen because NO ONE is leaving a Power 5 to jump in the weakest Conf left now that OU/TX are gone.
No……NOBODY wants Colorado. This isn’t a family vacation destination. It’s college football. The Denver market…….is not as valuable as you seem to be making it.
“Who wants to travel that far?” Dude……you added UCF to the Conf. You added Cincinnati. You added BYU. You may wanna Google which is the closest between Louisville & those guys.