Originally Posted by Braincase
Don't confuse opinions with facts. The facts: 4 schools have left. 2 schools have committed to play in the conference next season. Although West Virginia and TCU may not have the history of Nebraska, based on the current status of their respective football programs, they are more than adequate. West Virginia is a very good basketball school, and TCU is probably on the same level of Nebraska or Colorado in basketball.
The Big 12 is probably not done with their membership. Any number of schools are considering moves, and the Big 12 has been mentioned prominently with a number of schools.
I am well aware that a number of fans from Nebraska, Colorado, TAMU and Mizzou not only believe but strongly desire for the Big 12 to fold up like a circus tent.
My opinion? The circus has left town and took their tents with them. The Big 12 is going to be fine...and I know that really pisses off some people.
Nothing in this rambling reply counters the original point that the Big 12 is effectively dead as a power conference whenever texass decides it can make more money somewhere else.
Given that they have openly flirted with other conferences in each of the last two seasons - including last year after the new mega cool $1BB Fox contract - then how can anyone have confidence they won't do it again?
And most Mizzou fans don't care whether the Big 12 lives or dies. All I care about is Mizzou, and I am thankful we got a life jacket from the best conference in the country.