Dennis Dodd article discussing report that PAC 12 "may" be interested in expanding with schools "like" Houston at http://www.cbssports.com/college-footba ... oing-there
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If the Pac 12 is really desperate to expand their footprint and gain some tv sets in a populous state like Texas Houston could be a step towards achieving that. the trouble is I really think you need a pair of Texas schools to cover the state and the other non-Power 5 options--SMU, Rice, UTEP, etc aren't in the position to move up. The Pac 12 would probably have to add a school within their current footprint like San Diego St or BYU or stomach adding a school with weak academics like Boise St. I'm not sure that the Pac 12 are willing to make either of those moves just for a Texas toe hold.