Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby failed as the leader of his league. In 2016, he had the opportunity to add programs such as the Houston Cougars, at last bringing the conference back from 10 teams to 12 teams, as its name suggests. But he blew it, again and again.
Since the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners decided to charter a course to the SEC, Bowlsby has had a lot to say, with the exception of the obvious: “I’m bad at my job.”
Now, because of Bowlsby and others’ hurt feelings, the move to a 12-team College Football Playoff as early as 2024 is “in some jeopardy,” Bowlsby said over the weekend, according to the Dallas Morning News. In other words, we have to deal with the current format till 2025.
That’s because, apparently, no one can agree on how to proceed with the 12-team model.
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Should Texas pursue Ohio State quarterback transfer Quinn Ewers?
Austin American-Statesman: Report: Texas’ Steve Sarkisian meets with Quinn Ewers
Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Texas among nation’s elite under Jerritt Elliott
Dallas Morning News: 3 takeaways from Texas’ win over UTRGV: Longhorns suffocate Vaqueros in second half
Inside Texas: Issuing Texas Longhorns postseason superlatives
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Former Oklahoma LB pledge Kobie McKinzie commits to Texas
Former Texas QB commit Quinn Ewers enters the NCAA transfer portal
Texas LB DeMarvion Overshown announces return for the 2022 season
Texas CB D’Shawn Jamison announces return for 2022 season
Texas LB Marcus Tillman Jr. enters NCAA transfer portal
Initial thoughts from No. 7 Texas’ 88-58 blowout win over UTRGV
Huge second-half run propels No. 7 Texas past UTRGV, 88-58
Austin American-Statesman: Commitments, decommitments and Bijan Robinson recruiting
247Sports: The Stampede (Part I): Where do things stand with Quinn Ewers?
247Sports: The Stampede (Part II): Confidence updates for the Texas board
247Sports: Kobie McKinzie commitment adds to Steve Sarkisian’s early West Texas footprint
247Sports: NickKnacks: Weekend recruiting notes as buzz intensifies
247Sports: Jimbo Fisher, Steve Sarkisian and Brian Kelly set to visit with five-star Harold Perkins
247Sports: Top 150 prospect Jaland Lowe is off to a hot start
Inside Texas: Late night recruiting: Kobie McKinzie, Savion Red, Deldrick Madison
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Inside Texas: Brent Venables’ challenge in Norman
Our Daily Bears: It’s official: No. 7 Baylor vs. No. 8 Ole Miss in the Sugar Bowl on January 1
Our Daily Bears: College Football Playoff rankings released, Baylor left outside top 6
Our Daily Bears: Baylor wins 2021 Big 12 Championship, 21-16
Viva the Matadors: Zach Kittley to become new offensive coordinator at Texas Tech
Viva the Matadors: Should Texas Tech pursue Quinn Ewers?
Viva the Matadors: Donovan Smith shows out in regular season finale despite coming up short
Frogs O’ War: A busy recruiting weekend has TCU fans buzzing about the future of Frog football
Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma Sooners Football: Brent Venables welcomed back as head coach
Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma set to play Oregon in Alamo Bowl
Cowboys Ride For Free: Cowboys will face Irish in Fiesta Bowl
Cowboys Ride For Free: Oklahoma State takes home several Big 12 awards
The Smoking Musket: What I think about West Virginia, Minnesota and the Guaranteed Rates Bowl
The Smoking Musket: West Virginia set to play Minnesota in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl
Wide Right & Natty Lite: Iowa State selected to Cheez-It Bowl against Clemson
Bring On The Cats: Fun in ICT: K-State 65, Wichita State 59
Bring On The Cats: Changes coming to K-State football staff
Rock Chalk Talk: KU storms past St. John’s 95-75
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: Ja’Marr Chase caused the most bizarre interception of the NFL season
SB Nation: Justin Herbert becomes fastest QB to 700 career completions
SB Nation: Detroit Lions capture 1st win of season over Vikings on last-second play, 29-27
NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND
- No. 2 Texas volleyball is heading to the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen.
It all gets started Thursday at 6:30 PM CT https://t.co/mlkFB7lZcC | #HookEm pic.twitter.com/1rUdy9Z1OK— Texas Volleyball (@TexasVolleyball) December 5, 2021
- Texas women’s basketball bested the Texas A&M Aggies last night.
HORNS WIN!!!#TexasFight pic.twitter.com/DB4beyJ2Np— Texas Women's Basketball (@TexasWBB) December 5, 2021