I'll qualify by admitting this is a long shot, but if Beebe sees his conference dying, maybe it would be worth a shot. What if Texas (and Beebe) were able to convince Nebraska and Mizzou to stick around on the promise that if they did, the Big 12 would expand to 16 and seek a network TV deal similar to the Big 10 network. Also (and here's the kicker) the schools they would target initially would be Cal, Stanford, USC, and UCLA. The only reason I even suggest it would be that I can see that new Big 16 attracting a network deal as lucrative as the Pac 10, and without the Super 6, the Pac 10's tv deal probably goes away in it's current ($20million) form. Texas holds all the cards for the Super 6 and by stopping the move the Pac could be scrambling. Do the California schools get nervous enough to actually jump ship? Probably not, so feel free to poke holes in this, but as it stands now the Pac has by far the worst TV deal and no championship game - they need something to happen and a Big 16 might start to look pretty attractive to some folks.