Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 26 to 36 of 36
  1. #26
    Veteran spurs1990's Avatar
    My Team
    Houston Cougars
    Post Count
    3,397
    The remaining prizes in College Football realignment are:
    Notre Dame
    USC
    Clemson
    Florida State
    Miami
    Washington
    Oregon

    The other teams with a good shot of making it based upon revenue capacity are:
    Virginia
    North Carolina
    Louisville
    Utah

    Everyone else is probably ed. Yes, that includes formerly big-time programs like Pitt, Virginia Tech, UCLA, Georgia Tech, Colorado, and Stanford. Schools like Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, Rutgers, and Indiana just have to hope they get grandfathered in as members of the only two conferences that survive. The new reality is that Alabama’s starting QB makes $1 million a year in NIL money. NFL Junior is already here. The teams that can’t keep up money-wise will all end up as mid-majors.
    I mean if it's true that not even a Stanford, Colorado, or UCLA is safe in the next college football re-alignment, then what's the point of discussing any other of the 'lower' teams.

    I for one am pumped that at here in Texas we will get to see our flagship school play in the super-league, and perhaps even be the best program with all that money that flows through Austin.
    I'm from Austin but never liked Texas at any point, stemming from my first exposure to them being that 46-3 drubbing by Miami in 1991, and secondly the league they played in.

    I could not get excited as a t-shirt fan about Texas going up against Kansas's and Iowa's and OK St teams.
    Now Texas will be playing all the big dogs every week. It's an accomplishment to get any win in both this new 16 team SEC league and its successor super-conference.

    We just got to accept it and find our team to root for among the 30-40 chosen teams.

  2. #27
    Actually, SEC has been recruiting Texas for years. Texas going to the SEC will have ALOT of top rated recruits wanting to stay home and play there.
    On the one hand, Texas and A&M both benefit from all the other Texas schools getting wiped out. As do OU, Arkansas, and Missouri.

    On the other hand, any school that wants to compete at the top level has to be able to recruit nationally. Also, the kind of provincial inflation of recruiting rankings that always has plagued Texas high school recruiting since forever ago will do absolutely zero good in this new reality, other than set unrealistic expectations.

  3. #28
    Damns (Given): 0 Blake's Avatar
    My Team
    Texas Tech Red Raiders
    Post Count
    69,187
    Their TV deal is up in 2023, and who knows what kind of leftover deal they will get after ESPN and FOX throw a ton of money at the SEC/B1G. I'd agree with ES here.
    If the B1G were to suddenly poach the PAC and take USC and Oregon than yeah, they're ed but i think the B1G would much rather poach the ACC.

    Not a lot of good options currently for the PAC to expand but they're not currently struggling either.

    Wouldn't surprise me though if someday we just see two huge SEC/B1G super conferences with 32 teams each in them that completely ditch the NCAA and make their own rules.

  4. #29
    If the B1G were to suddenly poach the PAC and take USC and Oregon than yeah, they're ed but i think the B1G would much rather poach the ACC.

    Not a lot of good options currently for the PAC to expand but they're not currently struggling either.

    Wouldn't surprise me though if someday we just see two huge SEC/B1G super conferences with 32 teams each in them that completely ditch the NCAA and make their own rules.
    Poaching the ACC is more complicated because the TV deal with ESPN lasts until 2036, they have GoR in the bylaws, and they have a hefty exit fee. The ACC also has an alliance with ND whereby if ND chooses to join a conference before 2036, it must be the ACC.

    I agree that the ACC long-term is disadvantaged relative to the SEC and B1G, and I doubt it lasts until 2036. The issue with the PAC-12 is that things come to a head much sooner on account of the expiring TV deal. They can spout rhetoric about how consolidation elsewhere makes them more valuable all they want, but they cannot make such rhetoric make any sense. The brands are worth what their schools make them worth. The collapse of the Big 12 doesn’t make the National audience any more interested in Cal versus Oregon State. Publicly, of course they are going to say everything is great. But publicly, Texas and OU were “committed” to the Big 12 all while reaching out to the SEC.

    The biggest thing the PAC-12 has going for it is its geographic isolation. If USC, Washington and Oregon decide they’d rather accept a permanent financial disadvantage against SEC/B1G than travel back and forth to the Great Lakes all the time, then maybe the PAC-12 can survive. I doubt they would decide that, though.

  5. #30
    Veteran spurs1990's Avatar
    My Team
    Houston Cougars
    Post Count
    3,397
    14-0 vote for the Fighting Texas Longhorns.

    Alabama would be a fitting first SEC game for Orange Nation.

  6. #31
    Ina world of hype, we win IronMexican's Avatar
    My Team
    USC Trojans
    Post Count
    24,612
    How dead is this place that tu going to the sec doesn't even get a second page

  7. #32
    Damns (Given): 0 Blake's Avatar
    My Team
    Texas Tech Red Raiders
    Post Count
    69,187
    How dead is this place that tu going to the sec doesn't even get a second page
    Mostly all the posts on this are in the recruiting thread

  8. #33
    Damns (Given): 0 Blake's Avatar
    My Team
    Texas Tech Red Raiders
    Post Count
    69,187
    The remnants...

    "Report: Big 12, Pac-12 Commissioners to Discuss Potential Merger"

    https://www.si.com/college/2021/08/0...edule-alliance


    I can totally see USC and Oregon bolting for the big ten if this happens

  9. #34
    my unders, my frgn whites pgardn's Avatar
    My Team
    Texas Longhorns
    Post Count
    32,439
    14-0 vote for the Fighting Texas Longhorns.

    Alabama would be a fitting first SEC game for Orange Nation.
    Well we already have Alabama scheduled in 2023 third game anyway made with the Big 12.
    Then they come to Austin next year. So... Its not like we were running from them.
    We also rescheduled Ohio ST. and Michigan for later so thats looks gone.

  10. #35
    Five. DesignatedT's Avatar
    My Team
    Texas A&M Aggies
    Post Count
    20,200
    Gonna end up with a 30 team super conference when this is all said and done which will practically be a minor league NFL with the rest of the schools playing for their own championship.

  11. #36
    Veteran spurs1990's Avatar
    My Team
    Houston Cougars
    Post Count
    3,397
    Well we already have Alabama scheduled in 2023 third game anyway made with the Big 12.
    Then they come to Austin next year. So... Its not like we were running from them.
    We also rescheduled Ohio ST. and Michigan for later so thats looks gone.
    I wasn't intimating anything other than Alabama is the only SEC team whose glitz and glamour matches that of Texas football.
    Those two along with Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Southern California, I think, are the nationally known teams among casuals.

    But that's interesting the 2023 game may actually turn out to be UT first SEC game if the B12 plays hardball.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •