There seems to be a discussion on whether to stay at 10 or move to 12+. I think the issue comes down to our Tier 1 and 2 deals.
In the spring we got a new Tier 2 deal that was made with 10 schools in mind. Texas A&M left and reportedly, the Tier 2 networks said they would still pay the same for 9 schools. Don't know how true that is though. Now that the Big 12 is being proactive we added TCU which is great replacement for A&M and helps weaken any of the pros that A&M gave to the SEC(foothold in Texas market, recruiting Texas HS kids, possibility of no Texas Big 12 schools playing A&M for the foreseeable future which would dampen Texas kids looking to go outside the Big 12).
Now that the Big 12 is going to be splitting Tier 1, Tier 2 and supposedly ticket gate sales, going beyond 10 would be much less money for everyone since our Tier 1 deal is old and therefore not a ton of money to split 12+ ways and make everyone happy. The Big 12 is probably/hopefully talking to ABC/ESPN right now to find out if they can negotiate a Tier 1 increase right now and not in a few years.
I was thinking the six year factor was if a school wanted to leave the conference they would have to give up their TV rights for six years no matter where they went. So really it could still dissolve tomorrow, but they are trying to get 13 years worth of rights which would make it a lot tougher to swallow.
The only catch I see to this is if OU and Texas have their own networks. Just one guys interpretation.
13 years puts us past everyone's Tier 1 negotiations by about a year IIRC. Which would help make the Big 12 less likely to get poached.
Huge mistake if true. There are quality teams with the ability to make significant contributions quite ready to make the jump to the Big 12. To pass up on this opportunity shows a major lack of vision.
Which "quality" teams out there ready to make the jump to the Big 12 are going to increase the TV payout for all members?
"Don't worry Boss...they can't do nothin' 'til they're through sparklin'..."
Anyone else kind of cheering for Mizzou to leave now?
I'm torn. I'm sick of their crap and if it will help the Big 12 get back to 12 then I'm all for it. But I enjoy playing them every year as a conference rival. And we really would be on an island if they left. I think the Big 12 is fine and will last, but I still wouldn't like to look at a map and see us surrounded by teams that are in difference conferences.
"Big 12 administrator" could be any administrator at any school or at the conference office. Can't speak for the whole conference. They have no idea what number to settle on. The plan is to wing it and see how it turns out. Same as it has been the whole time.
While I'm not a big fan of either, BYU and Boise State get lots of national TV attention, more than they deserve in my opinion.
BYU to the Big 12 maybe would be okay and I mean okay in the sense like this guy's okay.
We should never consider Boise St. I love seeing them do great but they are far out in the middle of nowhere and add little in terms of market for a BCS league looking to rebound after being poached and defections.
Stop at ten and wait for schools to be disgruntled in the 'almost super conference' setup of 14 teams. I promise that some schools are not going to be happy about the dilution of their votes/money etc.
My administrator told me that we are safe. She spoke with Pollard and was told, if Missouri leaves, we are in for a shocker of a pick up. The Big 12 has a plan in place for whatever happens. If Missouri stays we won't add the shocker... And by shocker I don't mean the gang symbol...
Its all about the tier 1 deal, if they can renegotiate that, then hopefully we go to 12, but I think most schools will think the money will be stretched too thin with 12.
Lets say we'd bring in 20 mil each with 10 schools, if we moved to 12 teams it would be16.6 mil. Not that big a deal imo since its still more that what everyone was were making last year under the old tier 2 contract.
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