Originally Posted by Captain13
I was/am really hoping that Mizzou ends up in the Big East. Adding TCU and Mizzou puts the Big East in position to then add Kansas/K-State, Houston or UCF. Big Schools in Big Markets is the Big East way. While the Big Minus schools don't fit the Big City aspect they are large schools, and Houston and UCF fit perfectly. It is time for the Big East to act like a Big Boy and do something proactive. While the $EC may be good for WVU it is terrible for the Big East.
I'm going to venture to say Houston, UCF, Memphis, Kansas, KState etc will be grabbed by the Big East when they lose WVU and whoever the B10 decides to poach.
The Big East is going to cease to exist as a major BCS conference when all is said and done, and the fault can be laid at the head office. There has never been strong leadership at the top of the conference, whether it be Marinatto or Tranghese. All that has been seen by the Big East is smoke and mirrors, such as the Big East Network that was rumored about a year ago but never brought to fruition.
I don't know that the conference will dissolve like I think the Big 12 will, but it won't look the same.
Originally Posted by Slyder
That's some settling... let me tell you
. But you're right Mizzou is trying to force Big 10's hand. I wish SEC would goto 16 and invite both of us and Va Tech.
That's my thinking as well. A&M, Missouri, Va Tech, and WVU/Florida State would make the most sense.
The school I would really like to see the SEC add is Oklahoma, but I kinda wonder if it would be a package deal with Oklahoma State in which the deal would be off. Oklahoma adds a top football program in a new and expanding media market in Oklahoma City. I'm guessing they head west with Texas though.