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Oklahoma staying put, after all?

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08:25 AM ET 09.16 | At the very least, we now know Oklahoma will be considering "appropriate action." Is it possible that Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott might signal to Oklahoma that his presidents are satisfied with the current membership and the new media-rights fees will be divided by 12 and not 14 or 16? ... Missouri chancellor Brady Deaton, chairman of the Big 12 board of directors, described his feelings about the conference's prospects as "hopeful" and "optimistic" to reporters over the last two days. He didn't specify why. Good vibe? Wishful thinking? Whatever it is, the on-the-record comments were the first of a positive nature -- by anybody -- in weeks.

Kansas City Star

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September 16, 2011  08:42 AM ET

And tomorrow they'll be heading to the WAC

September 16, 2011  08:44 AM ET

What the hell is wrong with 9? It used to be the Big 8. Eight conference games and four OOC games...and hopefully some of those are against some good opponents.

September 16, 2011  08:48 AM ET
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What the hell is wrong with 9? It used to be the Big 8. Eight conference games and four OOC games...and hopefully some of those are against some good opponents.

Oh and that way Tech couldn't cancel on TCU using the "we had to make room for the extra conference game" excuse.

September 16, 2011  08:49 AM ET

No ...

September 16, 2011  08:52 AM ET

Oklahoma should move to the Northeastern conference.

September 16, 2011  08:56 AM ET
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And tomorrow they'll be heading to the WAC

This.
Rough week to agree with my Tenn brethren.

September 16, 2011  09:05 AM ET

WELCOME TO THE BIG 10...2013!

September 16, 2011  09:07 AM ET
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What the hell is wrong with 9? It used to be the Big 8. Eight conference games and four OOC games...and hopefully some of those are against some good opponents.

I don't think this is the big picture...it is the TLN!

September 16, 2011  09:09 AM ET
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I don't think this is the big picture...it is the TLN!

Yeah, that thing is a burr under the saddle.

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September 16, 2011  09:13 AM ET
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Yeah, that thing is a burr under the saddle.

Yep and the best thing to do when you have a burr under the saddle...is to get a new horse! Seriously the Big 12 needs to look at getting some fresh blood into the conference or it will be picked off like Custer was at the Little Big Horn.

September 16, 2011  09:13 AM ET
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I favor returning to the Big 8 and SWC, remove the Big 12.

That sounds like something the old folks would say Brotha!

September 16, 2011  09:14 AM ET
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I favor returning to the Big 8 and SWC, remove the Big 12.

So you think they should go away from the Conference Championship Game format?

September 16, 2011  09:14 AM ET
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Yep and the best thing to do when you have a burr under the saddle...is to get a new horse! Seriously the Big 12 needs to look at getting some fresh blood into the conference or it will be picked off like Custer was at the Little Big Horn.

Starring Beebe as General Custer.

September 16, 2011  09:15 AM ET
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That sounds like something the old folks would say Brotha!

That and she has an amazing Bush!

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September 16, 2011  09:15 AM ET
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Starring Beebe as General Custer.

I think they should go after Tenn...and maybe UCLA!

September 16, 2011  09:16 AM ET
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This.Rough week to agree with my Tenn brethren.

Traitor.

 
September 16, 2011  09:22 AM ET

And after this year they could get TSUN!

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