Nobody “leftover” from the Big 12 really moves the needle especially if the teams they already passed over aren’t an option. I mention serval months ago in another discussion that the PAC 12 should be kicking themselves for not getting into the state of Texas. None of the religious schools “available” move the needle either except Notre Dame. Baylor is an Ann Richard’s directive away from being Rice. TCU punches above its weight on the field but when they are mediocre who is watching them alumni and a few people in DFW? Nobody not in those 2 groups except rabid CFB fans are making their games appointment TV. KU and KSU gives you those entire states, elite basketball and penetration in the Kansas City media market. Like I said it's my opinion that the logical best moves for the Pac 12 presented itself when Big 12 had their first defections. Academically they didn't want OU or OSU. They should have offer the Longhorns and whatever team they wanted to bring with them. If that failed, next choice would be Houston and another in state school they wanted to bring with them. Like it or not the whole state of Texas had been picked clean of schools that could move the needle significantly for a P5 conference not already in the state.
He had 2 seasons as quarterbacks coach at D1-AA (now known as FCS) North Texas of the Southland Conference nearly 15 years before he took our head coaching job. Don’t act like he was some legendary high school coach that had years recent college experience at the highest collegiate level like Traylor and Briles did. How many high school coaches were successful jumping straight to FBS from high school besides Odus Mitchell back in 1946? You won’t find any.
The Big XII will poach the PAC, not the other way around. I've paid close attention to that conference since I attended the football game against Cal and the 15K people who cared to show up. Now that USC and UCLA are gone, here is the list of good vs not so good properties. Attendance at the not so good's is abysmal.
Good: Oregon, UW, Utah, and the Arizona Schools.
Not so good: Oregon State, Washington State, Cal, Stanford and Colorado.
I see Arizona and Arizona State being poached by the Big XII.