The reason why it’s dead is because of the report from CBS - that with with them leaving, the language in the TV contract states conference TV earnings can/will drop accordingly. When the per school number drops from $35 mil to as low as $9 mil, it’s over. And adding BYU, UCF, Houston, and/or Memphis isn’t going to help that number. It’s why I look at people that insist that we should have added those schools when we had the chance like they’re stupid. More members might have kept the conference stable, but it wouldn’t have kept UT and OU from leaving, and it wouldn’t have solved the problem that the conference isn’t worth Jack **** without them.
I agree. It was small details that maybe mattered in small detailed ways.
We told Louisville to pound sand but the ACC added them shortly after. That's a little micro argument. Not something that would have been game changing.
Replacing or moving on without Nebraska, Colorado and Missouri is radically different than replacing Texas/OU/A&M.
There's no reason in 2021 that Nebraska on its own as a free agent is some juggernaut compared to WVU or BYU. At some point Army and Minnesota were the names of college football.