Just because other conferences have a CCG doesn't mean that the Big 12 needs one. Were you complaining for the other conferences when they didn't have one...and the Big12 did?
The CCG is no guarantee that the two best teams in the conference are involved. That's why the Big 12 doesn't want it. It's an unsound way to decide a conference champion.
And this whole thing about UT and OU leaving is a load of crap. I live in Austin, graduated from UT, and keep up with the sentiment in this town. And I NEVER hear anything about UT leaving the conference or wanting to leave the conference. I guarantee....that UT never wants to quit playing Tech, Baylor and TCU.
So, Please....quite putting words in UTs mouth.
I feel the same way about OU. They will NEVER quite playing OSU...NEVER!
I'm certain that some of Y'all are saying....What about A&M(they left).
Well, A&M left....because no one in Texas likes them(except aggies). When I was at Tech my freshman year....everyone loathed A&M. Even though no one wanted to loose to Texas....we all loved Austin and really appreciated leaving Lubbock for a few hours to get away from the Panhandle. A&M are just a bunch of sour-asses. OU and Texas aren't. TCU, Tech and Baylor love having Texas around. I'm sure that OSU, Kansas, K State and ISU feel the same way about their relationship with OU.
In conclusion, I don't see, under any circumstance.....OU or Texas leaving their friendly rivals. Again, please quit repeating a completely unfounded rumor.
As the resident Longhorn punching bag, let me first says welcome aboard, just be prepared.
People on this board were complaining that the PAC10, Big Ten, MWC, Big East, and Sun Belt Conference did not have CCG's for years. I think its just logical to assume it should be every conferences goal as it might have helped schools like USC in 2003 get into the MNC or a school like Boise get into a BCS game, or simply add revenue to a conference like the SBC.
That being said, I agree with you. Big 12 fans have seen the worst possible scenarios that the CCG had to offer. However the grind of playing everybody every year it clearly already taking its toll, and losing that 4th OOC game also is no bueno IMO.
Now about UT/OU, I think your wrong. UT was happy to leave TCU before and almost left Baylor in 2010. There is plently of smoke around UT/OU to just about every conference imaginable, you just have to know where to look. Every pay board I belong to has given some sort of realignment update in this month alone, and if you think nobody wants to move just take a look around the interwebs.
Here's a great starting point.
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And that doesn't include the tons of other realignment posts that had their own special forum for 2 years (after Nebraska left until the Big 12 GOR).
If you can't tell or didn't know, I'm in favor of the PAC16<<< as I'd rather play just about anyone over there instead of ISU, KSU, and WVU. Losing Baylor/TCU (both nice new stadiums/easy road trips) and KU bball would suck but the allure of the PAC16 would more than compensate for those.
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