Texas Leaving to Become Independent: All About The Money
Dollars and cents.
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After weeks of flirting with the idea of joining either the SEC or the Pac 12, The university of Texas has now made it’s decision, according to information leaked on Wednesday afternoon.
And apparently Texas has gone the one direction no one expected but that we all probably should have…. It appears they will be joining the ranks of the BCS independent schools. Like BYU before them, the Longhorns will be joining Notre Dame, Army, and Navy as the only BCS schools without a conference affiliation.
This shouldn’t come as quite the surprise it seems to have. There was little doubt that Texas would leave the sinking ship the Big 12 has become following the departures of Colorado, Nebraska, and now Texas A & M. And with the launching of the Longhorn television network, the pieces are all in place.
The decision makes perfect sense for Texas; as an independent, it will enable the Longhorns to maintain some of their traditional rivalries, and will make the road to the giant BCS payday each year that much easier without a regular season and conference championship game to worry about.
In the end, it has come down to the very backbone of what college football is about today…. money, And with the near certain spawning of Super conferences in the coming years, it puts the Longhorns in a far better negotiating position.
While no formal announcement has been made, a press conference is expected early next week, with a press release possible as soon as Friday.