Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
Hearing Rutgets and UConn are gone from the BE soon as well.
The remaining Big East schools need to offer Texas unconditional membership in a new conference, allowing them to keep revenue from any Longhorn Network they start.
The only chance of survival USF, Cincinnati and Louisville have is getting Texas and a few of the Big 12 schools (Baylor, ISU, Mizzou) to bail right now, before the shuffling gets much further -- because none of those three schools have an exit scenario from the BE that looks pretty.
With the direction college football is heading with the four superconferences, the Big East and Big XII are looking like the odd conferences out.
With that being said, I can't see Texas being involved in a conference other than the Big Four. If the ACC doesn't give them what they want, they may have to settle for the Pac 12. If Pitt, Syracuse, WVU, UConn, and Rutgers all leave, why would Texas join to become the Boise State of that conference?
I see an outside possibility of Louisville joining the ACC, but UC and USF are either stuck in a completely revamped Big East or will join a lesser conference when they fold.