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Did The MWC Really Think They Had A Chance To Get Colorado??

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by InTheBuff, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. InTheBuff

    InTheBuff Club Member Club Member

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    :lol:

    http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/jul/27/mountain-west-facing-financial-struggles/


    --A year since Colorado and Utah left their conferences for the Pac-12, Thompson recalled how the Mountain West was waiting out the shifting sands to see if it might land Colorado or other Big 12 teams. At the time, several Big 12 teams were considering joining the Pac-10, which would have destroyed the Big 12 and left many of its members looking for new conferences.
    How close did the Mountain West get to adding Colorado, Kansas State or Iowa State?
    “Colorado had gone (to the Pac-10) on Thursday (June 10, 2011), and we added Boise State on Friday morning (June 11).,” Thompson said. “Are Kansas State and Iowa State going to need a spot? That was very much alive that weekend.”
     
  2. boulder77

    boulder77 Certified Organic Club Member

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    Case closed.
     
  3. HotRack

    HotRack Rez BubbleHead Club Member

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    noobs.
     
  4. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    But, but, but....John Henderson said so. That's gotta be worth something.
     
  5. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    aw hahahahahahahaha. reporting is as bad as the gridiron product.
     
  6. pabuff

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    If Larry Scott hadn't balked and the Pac-10 had added the Texas Four, Baylor included, and NU had left for the Big Ten, this awful scenario could have happened. Just be glad it didn't.
     
  7. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    Some actually thought this would be the preferred outcome.
     
  8. zbuff

    zbuff Club Member Club Member

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    Umm, no. The "Texas four" would have been after CU and Utah, to make 16. This wasn't ever going to happen, at least not to the Buffs. The quote above sounds more like they were looking for K-State or Iowa St, though.
     
  9. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I don't think there was ever a chance CU would end up in the Mountain West. I know Mark Jizla would have liked that, but it wasn't ever a real option.
     
  10. rynobuff

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    Umm the pac 12 adding the Texas 4 without CU and UU was never an option... nice try though :wow:
     
  11. boulder77

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    sarcasm font??
     
  12. buffsyko

    buffsyko Club Member Club Member

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    What's even more hilarious is CSU fans think they are going to go to the BIG 12 in the near future...
     
  13. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    Yeah I keep seeing this "renewed commitment" to facilities the sheep fans are talking about...Denial isn't just a river in Egypt.
     
  14. MontanaBuff

    MontanaBuff Club Member Club Member

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    If you think back to last June, CU to the Mountain West was not all that far from a possibility.

    If the Baylor gambit to join the Pac-16 had worked, Colorado would have been out in the cold with the midwest teams of misfit toys. The Mountain West, with BYU and Utah still members, and Boise State joining, looked like a lock for a BCS automatic bid. Colorado would have been a dominant team in the "eastern" divisionn of the MWC (along with TCU), and had natural rivalry games every year with CSU, Wyoming, and Air Force.

    True, it pales in comparison with what CU has now, and true, the television revenue for the "new" MWC would have been a joke compared to what the Pac-16 with Texas would have commanded, but the Buffs would have been in an AQ conference, and in a position to be a very large fish in a very small pond.

    I would be very disappointed in the CU administration if it hadn't been planning on such a contingency last May/June, when conference expansion was very much in flux.

    I am just verrrry happy that it didn't play out that way ...
     
  15. GoBuffs08

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    They did just pave some parking spaces. That has to count for something.
     
  16. boulder77

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    GregInArlington Well-Known Member

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    That is awesome - it was part of their agreement to join the Mountain West. :lol:
     
  18. RumblinBuff

    RumblinBuff That one blogging guy Club Member

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    We know from this article that CU was in every version of Pac-10 expansion. We also know that Baylor's religious bent and apathy towards research would've excluded them from any Pac-10 expansion scenario. The Baylor thing was a smoke screen created by a bunch of dissatisfied Bears, in denial about their position in the world. With Baylor out of any realistic picture, there wasn't any chance that CU would be stuck on the outside looking in. CU in the Mountain West would never, ever have become reality.
     
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    We would have lost $100 MILLION dollars in just five years if we had not moved to the PAC:12, think about that.
     
  20. CUFan

    CUFan Welcome back Club Member

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    We should have joined the Mountain West. We all know they are a stronger conference without Utah, TCU and BYU.
     
  21. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    reptastic find. And to amplify what Rumblin's referring to, this quote appears in the article:

    "Scott presented three expansion models to the Pac-10 presidents, his targets based on geographic compatibility, cultural fit, revenue-generating potential, academic stature and commitment to a broad-based athletic program.

    Colorado was the only school that appeared in all three models."
     
  22. sackman

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    I still question how the "commitment to a broad-based athletic program" criteria applies to CU. We have so far to go to get to an athletic program that could be considered "broad-based".
     
  23. SuperiorBuff

    SuperiorBuff Well-Known Member

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    I thought we were Title 9 compliant.
     
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  24. 14ers4me

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    :iagree: There was NO WAY Baylor was going instead of CU.
     

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