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Post by wrv Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:30 am

I have not followed this closely, but assuming the Big 12 does not disentegrate with the departure of Oklahoma and Texas, might they cast about for new members, such as BYU?

They already have TCU, so perhaps . . .

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Post by wrv Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:45 pm

There is a possibility of BYU leaving in a year or two:

"Where does this all leave BYU? Well, BYU will likely have to sit back and see what the top schools do. BYU will need to see where the chip falls after the SEC, Big 10, Pac 12 and ACC make their moves and then try to fit in as best they can. Independence may be the best path forward, or maybe BYU hitches it wagon to a Big 12 conference in the new era of imminent College Football playoff expansion. Big 12 schools make ~$35M from TV right annually, which is probably between $20-$25M more than what BYU makes. That number will drop significantly once Texas and OU leave, but maybe the Big 12 can salvage $18M-$20M annually for each school, which would be a bump for BYU.

Yahoo Sports columnist Pete Thamel, who has been one of the leading voices and insiders in conference expansion, suggested the Big 12 should “for sure” add BYU and expand the league. He made the suggestion on his podcast with colleague Dan Wetzel around the 27-minute mark.

“We (The Big 12) are gonna build the best of rest league,” Thamel suggested. “I would go get Boise State, Colorado State, BYU for sure, San Diego State, Houston... and then Cincinnati, UCF, and USF.”"

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ncaafb/byu-and-conference-realignment-national-media-member-says-big-12-e2-80-9cfor-sure-e2-80-9d-needs-to-add-byu/ar-AAMAeer?ocid=uxbndlbing

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