Originally Posted by warpaint*
TCU's was an atrocious add. They brought absolutely nothing to the table for the Big XII. Big fish in a small pond. Seemed like a knee jerk move to me. Nothing wrong w/ adding WVA. State school, decent hoops and fball programs, expands the footprint even if it isn't contiguous. For what was available it was fine. They were a big fish in a small pond as well but that's a program that can grow and hold their own over time, plus additional TV sets. TCU OTOH is Baylor playing in the Mountain West.
Neither were terrible adds individually, but they were terrible together. Both would be acceptable complimentary pieces to pair with a big fish. The problem is that there was no big fish.