According to some folks on Houston talk radio today-it is NOT about the money. And, they may be right.
They claim that Dodds' precious LHN is all about "presitge," not money or football. Rather, it is about kids like Marquise Goodwin, Olympic caliber athletes in all sports. Could they be right? It does make some sense.
They say Texas has so much money that it couldn't possibly be fighting over a few piddly millions (albeit a few million is still a lot to most schools, but not Texas). Rather, they think it is all about Texas establishing itself as a national brand (I agree), and about getting the elite athletes (never thought about it before) in ALL sports. Could it be? Could it be that Texas wants its network to showcase the elite divers, swimmers, volleyball players, track and olympic athletes as much as it wants the best football recruits? Why not. It does make sense. Texas stops at nothing when it sets its goals. The more I have been thinking about the radio show I heard on my short drive home, the more I think they made some good arguments. Is the LHN really about wanting to be numero UNO in EVERYTHING? I know: greedy, greedy we are.