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Informal plan in place for Mizzery to be SEC #14

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  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    The Birmingham News is reporting that Mizzou will join the SEC and Auburn will move to the Eastern Division.

    The Southeastern Conference and the University of Missouri have informally agreed that, barring new developments, the school will join the league and that Auburn University will move to the SEC East Division, according to two people familiar with the discussions.

    A majority of presidents has endorsed the informal agreement, the sources said.

    The league already plans to add Texas A&M as its 13th member, provided potential legal challenges from some remaining Big 12 members disappear. Missouri, also a member of the Big 12, would be the 14th member of the SEC.

    A timetable for when Missouri would join the SEC, if the informal agreement becomes official, was not immediately known.

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  2. Hugegroove

    Hugegroove Club Member Club Member

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    Mizzu had their chance a couple years ago to join the B-10. If they pull this off then it will be worth their wait. And they may be the only team in their north division that's not left on the outside looking in.
     
  3. fervorfactor

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    Ken Star is probably sizing up Mizzou, the SEC again, OU and the Pac by now. Is this pre-announcement stuff just stupid or am I missing something?
     
  4. JimmyBuff

    JimmyBuff Well-Known Member

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    Funny, Chip Brown is reporting that Missouri chancellor is the one leading the charge to save the Big 12.


    http://texas.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1267981
     
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  5. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Oh, hell. Starr's going to sue everybody. That's what he does. Big blowhard who has never been right about anything but has made a name for himself by being so publicly, epicly wrong while being a complete douchenozzle.
     
  6. Bama Charlie

    Bama Charlie Well-Known Member

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    Everybody down here is cool with Mizzou joining especially since Josey Wales was from there.
     
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  7. Cal84

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    Iron Bowl game guaranteed each year?

    EDIT: Ah, nm. I see that is addressed in the article.
     
  8. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I would guess. 7/7 division split needs a fixed rival for the schedules to balance anyway.
     
  9. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    If Auburn moves to the SEC East as expected, I would think they'd still find a way to play that game every year. I haven't heard or read that, that's just my guess.
     
  10. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    Seems odd that the SEC would be ultra concerned about potential tampering / breach of contract when it comes to Texas A&M - but then act like everything is a done deal when it comes to Mizzou.

    Doesn't add up.
     
  11. Cal84

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    Yeah, made more sense if they had kept it quite like Syracuse/Pitt to ACC. But you can come up with explanations for how it worked out - booster let his lips run, etc. The overall situation is so wacky and the participants (many of them at least) still so undecided, that you can make any end result seem plausible by making up assertions about people's motivations, attitudes, etc.

    But I think we are coming to an end to this carnival. By Monday of next week, I think Texass is left as the only school still undecided about what it wants to do. There will also be those schools that know what they want to do but aren't being allowed into their club of choice (WVU, UConn, Rutgers). I think at that point we move out of the era of conferences hunting for new schools to the phase where schools start seeking conferences - as the number of remaining seats dwindle, the onus and pressure is on the schools not the conferences.
     
  12. Bama Charlie

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    Right now we have one permanent opponent (tuk) and two that rotates home/away (uf/away Vandy/home this year). A real split on the boards talking about dropping the barn for tuk. Bama did not play that cow college for long time so dropping them is not a big deal for me.
     
  13. CarolinaBuff

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    :huh: They've played every year since 1948. Although I see the UT-Bama series predates that by 20 years....
     
  14. Bama Charlie

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    UA did not play the barn from 1907-1948. The game was going to be forced on UA by the state legislature but UA gave in before that happened.
     
  15. Buffellow85

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    Charlie must be really old
     
  16. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Well we won't have to worry about Mizzou winning any conference titles any time soon.
     
  17. Buffellow85

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    Yes, but they have a damn fine J-school.... just ask Mark Jizla
     
  18. Alfred91

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    I'm with Slade.

    This is just flat odd. The chancellor is (allegedly) trying to save the Big 12, the SEC is already dealing with the threat of litigation because of the A&M fiasco, and the Big 12 seems on the edge of implosion anyway. The timing just seems weird.
     
  19. JimmyBuff

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    I'm sorry did I miss them winning anything lately?
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Well they've been Big 12 North Co-Champions three times and won the Big 8 in 1969.
    :rofl:
     
  21. Cal84

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    Just keep in mind that the source of the rumor that Mizz is leading the charge to save B12 is Chip Brown. At this point there are only two explanations: 1) Mizz actually wants to join the SEC or 2) Mizz actually wants to save the B12. Let's examine each:

    1) Narrative runs as follows - Mizz works back channels with SEC. Of course B12 schools call Mizz chancellor who tells them, yeah let's try to save this conference. Meanwhile Mizz deal with SEC is completed and they decide to hold it in reserve til everyone else moves and B12 is gone. Then some Mizz booster opens his loose lips (remember this is how the news leaked) and all hell breaks out. **Basically this story relies on a loose lips booster.**

    2) Narrative runs as follows (this is BTW literally the explanation on offer by one of the more senior and level headed posters on Shaggy) - Mizz chancellor wants to save the B12. He is approached by SEC. In order to save the B12, Mizz chancellor purposefully leaks the SEC news in order to create a tortuous interference case. Which he then hopes will stop the SEC from poaching Mizz and help save the B12. ** Basically this story says that the Mizz chancellor would be willing to burn bridges with the SEC in order to prevent Mizz from going to the SEC, when he has the power to prevent Mizz from going to the SEC by merely....wanting to do so. Doh. **

    Sometimes the simple explanation is the reasonable explanation...
     
  22. MrFrumpylane

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    Let me add:

    3) Mizzou "slips" news that SEC is "courting them" in order to pressure B1G to send them an invitation.
     
  23. Cal84

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    Damn Frump, why you gotta make this so complicated...:rofl:
     
  24. JimmyBuff

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    Oh we are counting North division titles for them. :lol:
     
  25. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    fify
     
  26. liverflukes

    liverflukes Resident Bear Club Member

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    What up Cal84? Time for your avatar to show up.

    All this expansion spin, rumor and leverage talk is giving me a migraine. Here's the easiest way to put everything in perspective:

    Texas

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    PAC 12 Conference of Champions

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    That is all.
     
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  27. Alfred91

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    LOL!

    Perfect.

    And yes, I also think the dumbass booster is the one who caused all this to happen, but what does Mizzou do when OU says, 'hey, we got all we wanted! we're staying!'? Call Mike Slive and say, 'thanks, but no thanks'?
     
  28. Cal84

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    Avatar? Hmm.....avatar, laziness factor, avatar, laziness factor..... when JimmyBuff at nearly 12,000 posts puts up an avatar, I will do so as well. How about that? Psst....JimmyBuff, no hurries bro....
     
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    liverflukes Resident Bear Club Member

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    LMFAO! You post entire essays here on the merits and perils of realignment juxtaposed to the latest press clippings but can't muster an avatar pix? Yep...you're a Cal grad. Rep coming
     
  30. Darth Snow

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    I find this hilarious. The PAC and B1G seem bound and determined to drag out the consolidation process. Both put off going to 12 for nigh on 20 years after the SEC made the first move... Now they are resisting even going to 14 after the ACC and SEC do it. How long will they hold back the next wave of conference expansion now?
     

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