Or at least it appears the end is near. Today, Mike Slive publicly stated the SEC is working on a 13 team schedule for next year. If I've learned anything about conference realignment in the past 16 months, it's that nothing is done until it's actually done. Nevertheless, Slive's latest comments, coupled with OU's insistence they are taking a serious look at the Pac-12, does not look promising for the Big XII. Tough decisions for Bellmont are on the fast-approaching horizon. What do you think is Texas' best option at this point?
Note: I recognize there are more options than just the 3 I've listed (Texas joins the ACC or Big 10, Texas turns the LHN into a Big XII network to save the conference, etc). However, I think the 3 choices I've listed below are the most realistic. I really just wanted to gauge a Pac-12 vs. independence move, but I think there's a 10-20% chance that the Big XII survives without OU and A&M so I felt inclined to include this choice.