Not sure I see Texas leaving the B12. Did you forget about the Longhorn Network? I’m pretty sure that must make it hard for UT to move on. Not sure what other league is prepared to bring in such a heavy school. The B12 was vulnerable for a school like UT.
Where would they go? SEC? I just don’t see it. I do a lot of work with UT and there are cultural differences between UT and the SEC.
Just watch this play out. Self is now on record for supporting the Cal law. Coaches have to recruit. Do you think many of them want to go against paying players?
The writing is on the wall, and the NCAA is going to cave. The real question is “how much?” How much will they cave? Regs will have to be in place. Lines will have to be drawn. I bet they are busy now trying to calculate lines and what they think they can govern and enforce.
I foresee much of this ending up in court. Not so much on the overall concept of the new Cal law. That is quickly catching fire like a prairie blaze. It’s all about the details and such a broad concept will have to be refined with regs. I can see half a dozen major areas of interest and there will be huge money in those interests. Now you are talking about corporate attorneys taking on the NCAA.
As much as we all want to BBQ the NCAA and call them out as being dictators… imagine the size and scope of what is about to happen.