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Oklahoma to new conference. preferred partner
If/when OU moves to another conference, is this a fair characterization of preference for their partner

Fans/boosters/new conference: UT
The Oklahoma state legislature: OSU
01-03-2018 05:40 PM
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RE: Oklahoma to new conference. preferred partner
(01-03-2018 05:40 PM)Erictelevision Wrote:  If/when OU moves to another conference, is this a fair characterization of preference for their partner

Fans/boosters/new conference: UT
The Oklahoma state legislature: OSU

Going to the SEC they take OSU. Going to the B1G it's KU, going to the PAC it's UT plus Tech and KU.
01-03-2018 06:24 PM
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RE: Oklahoma to new conference. preferred partner
(01-03-2018 06:24 PM)Shox Wrote:  
(01-03-2018 05:40 PM)Erictelevision Wrote:  If/when OU moves to another conference, is this a fair characterization of preference for their partner

Fans/boosters/new conference: UT
The Oklahoma state legislature: OSU

Going to the SEC they take OSU. Going to the B1G it's KU, going to the PAC it's UT plus Tech and KU.

I'm sure the Pac would prefer not to add Texas Tech, though as shown, they'd be willing to take them if it meant getting UT. Similarly, OU would be able to bring OSU along to the Pac, though the Pac would indeed prefer KU over OSU.
01-03-2018 06:29 PM
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RE: Oklahoma to new conference. preferred partner
(01-03-2018 06:24 PM)Shox Wrote:  Going to the SEC they take OSU. Going to the B1G it's KU, going to the PAC it's UT plus Tech and KU.

If OU goes to the SEC, it'll be with OSU. Texas doesn't want to go there.

If OU goes to the B1G, it'll be with KU. KU will fit them like a glove. All they have to do is improve their football from horrible to simply bad. OU's academic standing, though improving, isn't up to B1G standards. But, OU's football brand is what the B1G needs on its western flank.

If Texas can find a way to keep the B12 alive, they'll stay. They like what they have. But, if ESPN drops the Longhorn Network in 2015, all bets are off.

A lot of things can change in 5 years. Delivery models are changing as we speak. Administrations change.

Nothing will surprise me.
01-03-2018 06:52 PM
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Which is part of why I think you'll see one more attempt by the PAC to do a partial merger with the B12. It's the only scenario where OU and UT get to stay together and their lil bros no one else wants get to tag along too

Plus it lets the PAC divide up into 4 reasonable, geographic divisions and spread out the wealth between recruiting and CTZ exposure for all



-OSU
-UO
-WSU
-UW

-Cal
-SU
-UCLA
-USC

-UU
-CU
-ASU
-UA

-OU
-OSU
-UT
-TTU
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01-03-2018 06:54 PM
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No none for those conferences are going to let Texas monopolize the tv money with the longhorn network
01-03-2018 06:59 PM
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RE: Oklahoma to new conference. preferred partner
If the B1G came calling for Oklahoma don't you think OU would accept B1G without a partner?

Taking a cue from the GT to B1G thread we have currently operating, the B1G doesn't necessarily need adjacent universities.

B1G could grab OU the second they are available and scoop up UConn since they aren't tied to the ACC grant of rights.

If the choice is between Kansas and UConn I'm thinking UConn as the upside school.
01-03-2018 08:06 PM
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The B1G scenario for OU is unique since it's the least likely option for them (assuming more or less zero chance of the ACC)

They regain Nebraska and would probably keep the UT game because let's face it, UT would be forced to continue this game and wouldn't dare pull the "you left so we wont play you anymore" card or they'd have none of their 3 main rivals left

They could legitimately leave OSU by saying they won't take you but we can't pass up a chance to have a OK school in the CIC to bolster our chances of AAU
01-03-2018 08:20 PM
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I think the SEC has no interest in anybody else for the time being. I don't even think OU does anything for the conference.
01-03-2018 08:32 PM
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RE: Oklahoma to new conference. preferred partner
(01-03-2018 08:20 PM)10thMountain Wrote:  The B1G scenario for OU is unique since it's the least likely option for them (assuming more or less zero chance of the ACC)

They regain Nebraska and would probably keep the UT game because let's face it, UT would be forced to continue this game and wouldn't dare pull the "you left so we wont play you anymore" card or they'd have none of their 3 main rivals left

They could legitimately leave OSU by saying they won't take you but we can't pass up a chance to have a OK school in the CIC to bolster our chances of AAU

Surely by now you are smart enough to know that CIC is no longer the CIC and that membership in it and membership in AAU are not one in the same and that the Big 10 academic consortium can't influence AAU membership?

If you don't believe me ask the board expert Crazy Paco. Schools get into AAU when (A) there is an opening or they decide to expand membership (which they don't want to do at this time) or when the metrics of an existing member fall below their Mendoza line and they leave.

Oklahoma is so far behind the most viable candidates that they aren't getting in anytime soon. N.C. State may be the next school in, but when?

I don't see Oklahoma heading to the Big 10 now that Boren is stepping down, and without Texas tagging along and Texas isn't about to head to the B1G. The last think the Sooners want to become is #16th ranked school academically in the Big 10 and the next Nebraska (which is presently the only non AAU member of the Big 10 and a program that has really hit the skids since joining).

I think the Sooners will stick with Texas as long as possible even if that means heading West, or they will leave with OSU in tow.

BTW the getting into AAU via political pull is a canard. And associations between AAU schools occur daily without conference status being the same.
01-03-2018 08:34 PM
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