That's when things really started to unravel. Schools became outspoken about the advantages of Texas' network for the Longhorns and Texas A&M got so fed up with it, the Aggies sought solace in the SEC. Then, like any good soap opera, Baylor sued to keep A&M in the conference while the rest of the league looked for exit strategies. All the while, Beebe was plugging holes in the dam but running out of fingers and toes.
And he saw it all coming.