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So where does that leave us? Honestly, I don’t know. If Texas is cool with ditching academic and r...

So where does that leave us? Honestly, I don’t know. If Texas is cool with ditching academic and recruiting standards, the SEC is a great choice for them. If they’re cool with frequent long trips to cold weather sites, dealing with a league that’s centered in the Upper Midwest both culturally and practically, and having to either blow their negotiating power with the league to bring A&M and Tech along or fight a nasty battle in the Legislature to ditch one or both, then the Big Ten would work great. And if they’re cool with keeping the status quo and hoping it doesn’t blow up around them, then sticking around the Big XII makes sense. But if none of those options appeal (and they wouldn’t to me), then becoming part of the Pac-16 (or whatever it’d end up being called), seems like the best option to me. As Stewart Mandel said, "it makes too much sense" not to happen.

College Football Talk: CFB Expansion Analysis – Texas Another interesting take. Once again, academics leads the reason for Texas to make the move. The Pac-10 may relax its academic standards a little bit, but not by much
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