- Aug 16, 2012
You can't get arrested for shoplifting if you are still in the store. OU and Texas are still in the conference and have said 2025 is the end date. Regardless of their plans to escape earlier than that, they haven't done anything except piss a bunch of people off. Even if forced back into the Big 12 (which they won't be) OU will just keep winning titles and with a 12 team playoff coming, they will challenge for a natty every year and then waltz into the SEC in a few years with even more shine than they have now.
I disagree with this, because P5 (now 4) isn't guaranteed to mean anything more than now. Say we jump and get into Pac, then USC, UCLA and Oregon say we're out of here. Same boat as we were in, now with even fewer options. The more I see this unfold the more I think the strategy should be to hang onto the current conference through the end of the contract (provided we can force ou and texas to honor it and stay) and use the time to form a long term strategy by gathering as much information as we can to project the landscape in 10-20 years. We need a long term plan, not a desperate knee-jerk reaction.