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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Big 12 Gets AnM's Letter of Resignation--Missouri Gets its Own Copy, hmmmmmmm

ESPN is reporting via the NY Times that Texas AnM has sent a letter to the Big 12 offices informing them that they are out, son!

Most interesting of all however, is that ESPN and The Times are reporting that Missouri's Chancellor was sent his own separate copy.  Now they could have sent everyone in the Big 12 a copy and this could just be media controlled spin.  On the other hand if they only sent a special copy to Missouri.........well that would mean two in the West so you need two in the East.  FSU, Clampsun, GT, NC, NCST, and Virginia Tech...let the slap fight begin.

10 comments:

  1. Or couldn't they just move Auburn (or Bama for that matter) over to the East if they bring in two west teams?

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  2. They'll shift Awbarn to the East and add NC State in exchange for several million $ and a few cases of Beast.

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  3. Newnan, imagine that gauntlet and unbalanced power? LSU has a regular stroll through A&M, Mizzou, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Miss St, and Vandy, while the beastly East is a battle between Auburn, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida, with the occassional strong year from South Carolina or Tennessee, and Kentucky gets to really focus on basketball?

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  4. Don't get too excited about the Mizzou part. The president of the Big-12 is the chancellor of the University of Missouri.

    A & M simply cc'ed the Big-12's president when it sent its letter to the commissioner. That kind of thing happens all the time.

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  5. I suppose I was thinking more along the lines of adding two teams to the west (TAMU and Mizzou) which brings the total to 8 west and 6 east. Slide Auburn (or Bama, but lets stick with Auburn) over to the east. Seven teams in each division, Bama becomes Auburn's every year west division match-up and the conference stays at 14 teams for at least a few years. I agree though that even in that scenario the West picks up a middle-of-the-pack TAMU and less talented Mizzou, while the East gets handed another recent MNC winner. Could that help even out the perceived difference in strength of East vs West? Maybe, but I guess after some thought I'd prefer just to make the East stronger rather than the West weaker.

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  6. I also think there's no way Clemson, FSU, or especially GT get a look, much less an invite. UGA, SCe, and FU all enjoy being the lone SEC school in their respective states for the obvious recruiting purposes as well as prestige. Personally I'd like to clemson or FSU (the 'noles would definitely be a strong addition to the conference strength) but have no interest in the bugs. Their game attendance alone should bar them from entrance into the conference.

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  7. -Anon @12:30

    I hope you are correct sir, I do not want any part of Missouri in the SEC

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  8. newnan,
    the problem with Auburn and Alabama being yearly cross rivals is it kills the very storied third saturday in october tradition of Bama and Tennessee. You'd have to move them together (with Vandy going to the west) because splitting them causes as many problems as it solves.

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  9. Mizzou got the copy because their Chancellor is an admin in the Big 12 offices....

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  10. Mind you...this is coming from a resident of the Big 12. Mizzou will give more competition to Bama and LSU than A&M

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