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Big XII Expansion: Well, This Is Happening Now

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We may all still be getting ahead of ourselves here, but if this is happening it’s Last Chance Saloon time for USF and everyone else who aspires to get into a Power 5 conference.

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A long time ago (read: six hours ago), Big XII expansion was pretty much dead. No one (read: Texas) seemed interested in the choices out there, and the league seemed satisfied with their perhaps ill-advised decision to start hosting a championship game (read: make more money).

Well, so much for that!

I find it really hard to believe that the Big XII isn’t abundantly clear what their expansion options are. To be honest, I still find it hard to believe that they’re actually going to expand - we didn’t hear a peep from anyone representing Texas, and we all know who really runs that conference.

But if this is for real, I do have two thoughts:

  1. This is going to happen quickly. See "abundantly clear what their expansion options are."
  2. Other than buying season tickets (on sale now!) and showing up to games and maybe cutting the school a giant check if you have the money to spare, I don’t think there’s much else you can personally do to help. I guess if you want to pray, you could do that?

And not to put too fine a point on it, but Collin summed it up best on Twitter:

If this doesn’t happen for USF, it’s probably never happening. Now or never time. In Harlan (and Judy) we trust.