If this thing does turn out to be worth a billion dollars a year or anything remotely close to that, how in the world is the Big XII going to compete with that much more money heading east per team? Not only does it piss me off that A&M's move has woken the sleeping giant you could say and has yet to have one drawback, at the same time they will be raking in recruits better than anyone in this state (or close to) and regularly top 5 in the country in that category. I think our day in the foreseeable future of stealing good recruits from Aggie land are done, or halted you could say.
Is A&M on a UT level now from a recruiting standpoint solely because of this move to the SEC and all this other shit going on? I think thats an easy Yes.
Am I the only one that wishes the PAC 16 thing would have happened or happens in the future (or anything similar to major big conference stability)? That is the only way TTU will see that kind of $$ coming our way and conference stability is still looking shaky for the Big XII.
UT's network is F#$%ing us, there will never be a Big XII network because one team has there own G.D network. F Bebee, F UT and F the SEC. I want Tech to be on a top tier level and there will need to be some changes made if that is to happen. The one thing I love is Tech has all the resources to do what A&M is doing from a school standpoint & has been trending upwards for quite some time now. As for the Big XII, Bowlsby better do something to impress and stop sitting back. Teams are locking their media rights up which means stability in some sense (I know the Big XII has there's locked up for a decade or so but what happens if the conference dissolves) and at the same time also means teams from the ACC (Cough cough FSU, Clemson, Miami) aren't coming to the Big XII, that ship has sank. I dont think this looks good folks, one positive aspect that someone brought up on Reddit the other day was Tech is in the top 20 in football revenues and you guys know as well as I that means we should have options.
Sorry for the rant, but I hope the TTU brass are keeping there options open and ears to the ground. I have been a Big XII advocate for a long time now but i'm starting to think maybe we are better suited elsewhere with the right situation happening obviously, which a school as big as ours with support such as ours shouldn't have a problem with.