Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water!
Assuming the B1G stays with its East/West setup, it's now unbalanced with 9 in the west and 7 in the east. Does the B1G really want to destroy the PAC12, a conference they have a long history and relationship with, by taking more? Who knows. What happened to the talk of Kansas going to the B1G? Do they move and take a spot in the east leaving one chair open for ND if the B1G can convince them to join? Does the MW get picked over by the Big12 and PAC12? Does the Big12 just look to replace Kansas in this scenario or expand to 16 or more (strength in numbers)?
If you are Aresco, what do you do now? Didn't AF and CSU want to dip into the Texas market at one time? Does he make a push to see if they are willing to jump to the AAC? Or just AF (or both) and see if Army wants to stay independent or find a conference home and lock up the service academies? Or does he wait to see what shakes out?
It's certainly and interesting time for college football.
" Todd Dodge insisted on bring his high school staff as a requirement for his employment. It was a huge mistake to allow him to do so. Rick took a gamble and it didn't pay off."
Coach Russell, defense side, told me that rv didn't allow Dodge to retain the defensive coaches after he pleaded with rv to do so. We saw at OU the outcome immediately of rv's decision!
tatement from Commissioner Bob Bowlsby: Big 12 officially extending invitations to the University of Oregon, Arizona State University, the University of Arizona, and the University of Washington to join beginning in the 2024-25 academic year. More details to come.