Three or four of them know the B12 is their only future P5 option. With members seeing this as a 'conference of convenience' more-so than pride and passion, their commissioner needs to offer up a message beyond "one true champion' rhetoric. Get in sync, being different and less, does not necessarily mean being better in perception.
'conference of convenience'?
And just which one of the schools are you accusing of that?
I understand that everyone hates the LHN. I get that. Please remember that it was originally an aTm idea...that after including Texas....they pulled out of. They really shouldn't have given up...but, they did. Even though it ended up working out just like aTm wanted.
Anyway, ... you can't tell TV networks what works best for themselves. As everyone knows...when TV execs decide to dump a show or channel...it's gone. If the LHN isn't doing well....it will be gone soon enough.
Regarding a Big 12 network...Why isn't the conference fielding offers for a network? Am I missing something? Are any network execs interested in offering a deal?
If there isn't enough cache in the Big 12 to draw offers for a network....then the current schools need to work harder to build more 'cache'. It's hard for me to believe that Texas has more cache than the conference as a whole??
If the schools aren't patient enough to fix their own cache problems, ....then, maybe they could fix that with expansion??
Baylor and TCU sure upped their level of cache lately.
OSU and Tech have made quality strides, even though their records haven't always shown it.
Kansas and Iowa St are always relevant in bb.
There are still quite a few holes in the National presence of some fb programs.
I really don't see an unfixable problem. Many of the Big 12's issues have worked themselves out with the defections.
The issue of best two schools should be in the CCG...is probably still an issue with division play. That seemed to always be a sticking point when on division was stronger than another. It could hold things up until it gets figured out. They were still fixing similar issues, as of last season...with the tie breaker stuff.
Feeling that the first priority is the WVU issue....I would like to know who WVU is voting for as their link to the rest of the conference?
If the conference is going to address this issue...they will surely ask WVU's opinion on the subject.
Also, I feel Notre Dame should be put back on the list. ND would certainly pull some of the perceived power away from the ALMIGHTY longhorns
. ND also has the best following in the nation.
Would WVU be intrigued by ND and Cincy?
I think Texas would like ND.