Editor’s Note: Turns out I know someone hooked into Big 12 information. And they gave me a little Big 12 Update so I thought I’d pass it along. And thank God I don’t have to deal with this as a Ute fan.
First it seems the Big 12 is bound and determined to be on a quixotic quest for Notre Dame. And to that end they have approached two schools they believe would be popular to the Irish, they are Clemson and Florida St. There have been serious discussions with them but a hang up seems to be that Clemson has some kind of attachment to Miami and wants them to come along for the ride. There is resistance to that. However, Clemson seems much more interested that FSU and Miami might make a nice substitute if FSU passes. Georgia Tech was also approached but is happy in the ACC.
One school that appears destined for Big 12 membership regardless of what anyone else does is Louisville. Oklahoma and Kansas pushing this and other schools including Texas probably prefer other members no one is going to move to block this. In fact they would take Louisville as an 11th or 13th member. It helps their cause a great deal that they are near West Virginia.
So where does this leave BYU. Almost certainly on the outside looking in. The Big 12 has decided to go east so that West Virginia is not on an island and while the BYU brand has appeal, it has nowhere near enough for the Big 12 to look that way. Even if they were wanted by some schools, Texas and Texas Tech will block their admission, and what Texas wants, Texas gets.
So there you go folks, enjoy.