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09:27 AM ET 10.08 | For now, the addition of TCU would mean 10 schools in the Big 12. Missouri, which is exploring its conference options, remains undecided. A statement by a Missouri official earlier this week to the AP indicated the Tigers were targeting the SEC because a Big Ten bid wasn't available. Multiple sources have indicated that should Missouri exit, that Louisville would be the Big 12's most likely candidate, with West Virginia, Cincinnati and BYU in the mix.

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Teddy Bridgewater, Icon SMI Teddy Bridgewater, Icon SMI
October 8, 2011  09:37 AM ET

I personally prefer adding BYU.
WVA doesn't bring very many TVs to the footprint and the travel requirements don't make much sense.
Not sure what Cincinnati brings.
Louisville brings basketball strength and not much else IMO.
SMU wants in, but the B12 north schools don't like it because it would seriously impact their DFW recruiting base.

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October 8, 2011  09:55 AM ET
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1. The water is pretty much poisoned with Mizzou, they need to go the **** away.

2....Not sure where to, because I'm hearing they might not get an invite from the SEC ...

1. I hope Missouri stays although I'm scratching my head as to their current negotiating posture.

2. SEC is quick to add Texas A&M who is ...
......5-10 vs. TX
......5-10 vs. OU
......5-10 vs. TTech
......3-5 vs. Neb
......3-4 vs. Missouri
....if A&M is such a strong add for the SEC then why not Missouri? They're stronger than A&M.

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October 8, 2011  10:11 AM ET
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GDammit I give up.

Band geeks ... we get the picture <pun intended>

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October 8, 2011  10:18 AM ET

The only thing that can save the Big 12 long term is for Texas to go independent. That's not happening and the conference is going to implode within the next seven years.

Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State, Oklahoma State and Iowa State would all leave with Missouri if they had anywhere else to go. Texas and Oklahoma were going to the PAC-12 until the PAC-12 came to their senses about the permanent monster headache they were considering.

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