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By Mike Jackson
We need reconsider our "Big 12 aspirations". The market right now is saturated and they have diluted a lot of what makes college football unique and great with conference realignment. And TV executives aren't all in like they were in the first round of super-conference creation. It looks like the only way a Big 12 expansion would be approved by their TV partners would be stealing a popular team from one the other P5 conferences. BYU is the only team available that actually has a good foothold in a new market for the Big 12. Take a look at this story featured at the link below. If you were AD besides just winning what would you want UNT to try to do in light of this information?
Welcome to "Second Guess" Tuesday.
This is much like two-for-Tuesday specials, but with opinions instead of pasta.
Would it really cost a Conference USA member school only $400,000 in exit fees to leave for another league?
Not even close.
Granted, it sounded like that at first.
When C-USA commissioner Judy MacLeod had an informal chat with media members during the recent Conference USA Football Kickoff event in Irving, Texas, she reportedly commented that the exit fee would be two year's worth of revenue.
So, lots of people leaped to the conclusion MacLeod was talking about just television revenue. Since the projected television revenue in 2016-17 and 2017-18 is only $200,000 annually per school, folks arrived at the $400,000 exit figure.
But as it turns out, the exit fee isn't based on only television revenue.
"It would include any revenue allocated after a school would submit their notice of withdrawal," explained Courtney Morrison-Archer, C-USA's associate commissioner for public affairs. "Schools must provide 14 months notice.
"So, before May 1 of year 20XX to withdraw June 30 of year 20XX plus one."
And that includes all revenue?
"All revenue," confirmed Morrison-Archer.
That makes a lot more sense, not to mention a lot more dollars.
According to figures published by The Virginian-Pilot newspaper in Norfolk, Va., C-USA is projected to have $53,757,000 in revenue for 2016-17.
read more: http://www.herald-dispatch.com/sports/marshall_sports/chuck-landon-fees-for-exiting-c-usa-not-cheap/article_ee3aa126-5615-5354-bec2-c0cad747762a.html