From the AP: “University of Texas regents will meet next week to decide whether the Longhorns will remain in the Big 12 or switch to another conference. The regents announced Friday that they will hold a meeting by telephone Tuesday for ‘discussion and appropriate action regarding athletic conference membership.'”
The big question is what does this mean for Texas A&M and Oklahoma? Will those schools follow Texas or will they take their own path? The most shocking story in this entire process is the influence Texas has over schools like Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and Texas A&M. It would be unfathomable for schools in the SEC to allow a rival to set the agenda. Even smaller schools like Vanderbilt and Mississippi State would have more backbone than some of those Big XII schools.