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BYU to the Big 12 if OU stays put??

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Alfred91, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. Alfred91

    Alfred91 Club Member Club Member

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    News9.com
    PROVO, Utah -- According to BYU-Football.com, recently independent Brigham Young Cougars would accept an invitation and join the Big 12 when and if Oklahoma will pledge its commitment to the conference.

    BYU had long been rumored to be one of the frontrunners for a spot in the conference left by Texas A&M's eventual departure, as well as the possibility of the conference dissolving. Reports surfaced Tuesday that the University of Arkansas had been contacted about joining the Big 12, but no progress was made.

    The move to potentially add the Cougars comes the day following the SEC announcing that they would be adding Texas A&M, pending the remaining Big 12 schools pledging not to pursue legal action. However, in the same release it was announced that at least one Big 12 school was unable to let the Aggies leave and had threatened to sue both the conference and commissioner Mike Slive.

    Later Wednesday, it was learned that eight current Big 12 schools would not agree.

    The Cougars competed in the Mountain West Conference from 1999-2010, before officially becoming a Division 1-A Independent in July of 2011. While competing in the Western Athletic Conference for more than 30 years, BYU claimed one National Title in 1984 under head coach LaVell Edwards.

    According to the report, the move could be announced as early as Saturday.



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  2. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    I'll believe it when I see it.......
     
  3. RalphieSpeaks

    RalphieSpeaks Club Member Club Member

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    I am not sure what to believe anymore
     
  4. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    BYU's road as an indie would be tough. losing Utah as a cornerstone of their reality, also tough.
     
  5. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    do what ya gotta do Big12-3. It won't matter for long.
     
  6. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    The ball, as ITB correctly pointed out, is in OU's court. They hold all the cards right now. OU is the lynchpin to the survival of the conference. They leave, and it's done. They stay, and it will likely survive - for at least another few years. They have a pretty good deal going. If they can coerce some concessions out of the whorns, I would tend to think they'd stick around.

    BYU to the B12 makes a lot of sense. In fact, if I were the B12, I'd look at adding BYU, UNM and Memphis to get back to 12 teams while picking up some decent markets along the way.
     
  7. SuperiorBuff

    SuperiorBuff Well-Known Member

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    Not to mention that they have their own network also.
     
  8. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    I can see BYU and maybe even Memphis, but not UNM. NM has squat for population, virtually no FBS recruits, and no one really watches CF there anyway. I think they'd be better off poaching one of the Conf USA teams like Southern Miss or UCF.
     
  9. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    I say add both BYU and Houston. Double the Cougars, double the fun!
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  10. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    Why would Arkansas leave the SEC for the Big 12?:huh:
     
  11. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    UNM has Albequerque and the surrounding area which has a population of over 1 million and is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. They have virtually the undivided attention since there are no other legit D1 programs in the state (NMSU is FBS, barely) and no major league professional sports franchises. UNM is not much different than Utah was a few years ago before they rose to prominence except they don't have a BYU to compete against.

    The problem for UNM is that they have been such a historically bad program that they have failed to grab the attention of the fans in the area. The school has not put the resources into the program to change that situation. NM does not produce an abundance of talent but that could be said for a lot of states with highly successfull programs in them.

    NOT saying that UNM deserves to step up into major conference status, if the PAC is going to add some schools I would of course prefer OU and KU but if the Big XII is looking to add schools UNM adds a potentially valuable TV market and expands to another state outside of Texas while remaining comfortably close.
     
  12. GoBuffs08

    GoBuffs08 Well-Known Member

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    This being the case, why worry about adding the crappy team? Adding UNM ends up being as much of a drain as having Bailer in the Big12. 10 years from now UNM will still be without a bowl invite and hoping to win 4-5 games a year.

    Just throw PAC network into the state via TV provider. Having UNM does not increase the value of the league.
     
  13. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    They wouldn't. I can't believe the "Arky to the Big12" rumors keep coming up.
     
  14. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    OU isn't sticking around, so this issue is probably a moot point.
     
  15. Alfred91

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    T Boone Pickens doesn't like you.
     
  16. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    What's funny is he will be all in favor of the move when it finally happens -- and his Cowboys will be moving into the conference with Colorado, who he blasted for leaving the Big 12 last year.
     

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