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Sources: Departure to Pac-10 coming

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Hawkmustgo!, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. Hawkmustgo!

    Hawkmustgo! New Member

    Oct 2, 2009
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    Sources: Departure to Pac-10 coming

    By Joe Schad


    The departure of Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State to the Pac-10 is imminent, four sources within the Big 12 said Monday.
    One source said commissioner Dan Beebe's last-minute plan to save the conference has "zero" chance to succeed. Another source said it is "very unlikely" to succeed.
    Texas' interests in being aligned with the research opportunities and academic missions of Pac-10 schools is driving the decision, along with money.
    Beebe's last-ditch plan included an emotional plea about preserving rivalries and maintaining the best welfare of the student-athlete, one source said.
    Texas A&M is now most likely to join the SEC, a source within the Big 12 said. This move, in the wake of Colorado and Nebraska's departure, would further diminish the chance of Beebe's plan succeeding, one source said.
    Texas' decision is expected to come no later than Tuesday. One source familiar with Texas' plans suggested a hearing on Wednesday at the Texas House of Representatives is "a nonfactor."
    Joe Schad covers college football for ESPN.

    Top headline on espn.com this morning........guess Chippy's latest update has no merit! Thanks for playing Dan Beebe!
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2010
  2. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

    Jul 8, 2005
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    A&M and OU are driving this bus, not UT. If OU and A&M were to be on board, I think the B12 would survive, if only for a few years. If either of those schools goes, that sets the dominoes in motion for the entire collapse of the B12, and the subsequent neutering of UT. All good stuff. There's no bad answer here.
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Mar 20, 2009
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    Chip Brown just came on ESPN to contradict this report. The reports of Texas being committed to saving the Big 12 are bunk. He specifically phrased it that "Texas is committed to... coming to the table to discuss the Beebe plan."
  4. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

    Jul 8, 2005
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    Doesn't that pretty much support this report and contradict Chip's own report from earlier this morning??

    I think UT's first choice remains staying in a Big XII they control and starting their own TV network. Too bad for them other schools (aTM, maybe OU?) have a mind of their own and aren't sitting around waiting for the wHorns to tell them what to do... :lol:

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