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08:27 AM ET 09.24 | UCLA travels to Austin for a Saturday game, and Texas will return the favor next season. Cal and Texas will settle their old BCS grudges in 2015 and 2016. In 2017, Texas plays Southern Cal at The House That Reggie Bush Bilked, and then the Trojans come to DKR in 2018. An omen of things to come? Which has the earlier expiration date, the milk in your fridge or the Big 12? Could the new Pac-12 make another run at the Longhorns, Sooners, et al? Could Texas, Oklahoma, et al make a run at Pac-12 schools? Does a Pac-16 or Pac-Pick-A-Number make any sense at all? Know this: All things are possible.

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Mack Brown, AP Mack Brown, AP
September 24, 2010  08:54 AM ET

Well, after we get done purchasing our ripped off or knocked off Jordan shoes, we can all ponder the SNAFU that is the PAC/Big12. I think we should get Arkansas and Houston or Tulsa - realign the Big 12 and move on. If we get mega conferences, they will lose their luster. Schools from a 16 team conference would only play members from the "other side" once in a title game. What's the point? What a joke.

September 24, 2010  09:00 AM ET

Once again, I refuse to post in these idiotic conference re-alignment threads while in the middle of football season.

September 24, 2010  09:00 AM ET

D'oh!

... I'll never learn.

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September 24, 2010  09:45 AM ET
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No.

FJJ what is your new avatar?

September 24, 2010  10:01 AM ET

The house that Bush bilked? I thought that was in New Orleans.

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September 24, 2010  10:10 AM ET

Oklahoma has home and homes scheduled with LSU and Tennessee and recently had one with Alabama. Does this mean we're joining the SEC?

I think it's more likely that Texas is starting to plus up their non-conf schedule and the Pac teams were available.

September 24, 2010  10:14 AM ET
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Oklahoma has home and homes scheduled with LSU and Tennessee and recently had one with Alabama. Does this mean we're joining the SEC?I think it's more likely that Texas is starting to plus up their non-conf schedule and the Pac teams were available.

Super-genius! I agree, just wanted to do my Wileye Coyote impression today!

September 24, 2010  10:23 AM ET

OU and Texas will never leave Big 12. Pac 12 should go for, TCU,Nevada,BYU,Boise St. to make the Pac 16, all of these schools would say yes, the only problem is Nevadas stadium, looks like a Texas high school stadium, which are huge high school stadiums, but super small for college.

Adding TCU,Nevada,BYU,Boise St. would make it a very exciting conference, and very competitive.

September 24, 2010  10:33 AM ET

Aw, come on!
Everybody knows that Oral Roberts and Rutgers are going to be the new Big 12 members. I mean, sure Rutgers is 1,100 miles away from the nearest Big 12 campus (Missouri) and Oral Roberts doesn't even have a football team (yet) but that's beside the point.
These two have been tapped as the Big 12's newest inductees come 2013, so all this realignment talk is insane.

September 24, 2010  10:47 AM ET

This article is speculation based on nothing new.

September 24, 2010  11:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Oklahoma has home and homes scheduled with LSU and Tennessee and recently had one with Alabama. Does this mean we're joining the SEC?

Nebraska recently scheduled home-and-home series with several Big Ten schools? I'm starting to wonder if something's going on there....

September 24, 2010  11:30 AM ET
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Nebraska recently scheduled home-and-home series with several Big Ten schools? I'm starting to wonder if something's going on there....

Hmmmm...bears watching....IMO

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September 24, 2010  11:55 AM ET
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And I thought UT decided it was gonna be single like ND and just date around

Unfortunately for the Irish, much like "dating around" you often get left with "gifts" that keep on giving...in our case that means losing.

And antibiotics/ointment can not seem to help with our losing.

By the by, the article suggest that we are to "know this: All things are possible". Are we to assume that they are talking about this re-alignment issue alone, or has someone figured out what happens when an immovable force is met by an unstoppable object?

September 24, 2010  11:55 AM ET

Or perhaps that's the other way around.

September 24, 2010  11:57 AM ET
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Hmmmm...bears watching....IMO

A Saturday afternoon at Default's house.

September 24, 2010  11:57 AM ET

I suppose all things are possible.

 
September 24, 2010  12:03 PM ET
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A Saturday afternoon at Default's house.

I wonder if that bear, like my dog, perks its ears to attention whenever it hears another animal make a noise on the teevee?

And please tell me that picture was taken prior to 1976...I mean, look at that teevee, I doubt it is HD ready.

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