According to Orangebloods.com, Colorado had a major meeting today and will likely be making a major announcement tomorrow. Speculation from other Big 12 schools is that they will announce that they are joining the Pac 10, which would be a masterful move by both the school and the conference to head off Baylor.
Orangebloods.com: Colorado May Accept Pac 10 Invite Tomorrow
As I said, thanks Pac10 for making this possible.
I'll say it again, Colorado would have been a great addition to the Big10.
We're gonna need a bigger boat.... er conference.
Wow, you're clever. Did I say that I would take the Buffs before ND or Texas? No sane person would make that statement.
I do think that Colorado is better than Nebraska and Mizzou.
the pictures were funny. Don't take it so personally
homo's touch my fish, I'll kill you.....
Easy on the slurs
seems like a lot of people are over sensitive tonight
Sticky side down my man!
Better than Nebraska?
as a CU grad, I am happy either way (B10/P10), since i live in this Pac 10/12/16 wasteland anyway.
I was always Ok with the Big 8, but the BXII has just been worthless
This was about my only chance to see big ten teams here in Colorado. Guess I'll have to continue to Tivo the games and go Skiing instead :-(
One of the likely results is that Kansas, KState, and Iowa State will all end up living in a van down by the river.
Colorado is perfect for the Pac 10. This wouldn't surprise me at all.
I sincerely hope it works out like this:
Pac-10 should add Colorado and Utah.
Big 12 replaces Colorado with TCU.
Big 10 gets Notre Dame.
SEC and ACC stay the same, and so does the Big East... but the Big East loses their AQ status. The MWC will never become AQ because they lose TCU and Utah. The 5 AQ conferences now all have conference championship games, which was the ultimate goal of this whole process to begin with.
8 team play-off made up of the 5 conf champs and 3 at-large bids and the first round at the higher seed's home field and you have the perfect college football landscape.
The three at large bids now become the annual bitching right. Maybe a power ranking based on that year's cross conference performances and the 4 and 5 conferences play each other while the 1, 2, 3 conferences get a buy.
ADs could agree each school is required to play two to three cross conference games each year to help establish the power rankings. This could finally bring some early seeason matches that mean something, but do not put a school in jeopardy of missing out on the playoff because of a tough OOC schedule.
And windows 7 was my idea...
if they have an 8 team play-off I could care less about how they figure out the rankings. Sure there will be bitching, there will be in any scenario, but I don't think there will be much sympathy for a 9th ranked team with 2-3 losses that probably didn't win its conference.
Notre Dame is not going to be the 12th team in the Big 10. On the other hand, it would be the 16th. Four superconferences with 16 teams would control the bowls and championship, and no one would give the Domers the same sweetheart deal it has presently. So, under that scenario, it's either a conference or the kids' table at Thanksgiving.
makes more money from the BTN than ND does independent with NBC.
Pardon, it is amusing to those of us who aren't Kansas, Iowa State, or Kansas State fans.
It's even better when we consider that the Big-10 and the Pac-10 hold all of the cards.
Agreed, I'm glad to be a fan of a team in one of the conferences which is looking to expand. It's gotta be really tough to be a fan in the B12 or Big East right now. I imagine it would be something like how the polish people felt one of the many times their country was picked over and divided up...cept I guess this isn't quite as severe.
I wonder who the 2nd team the Pac-10 is going to take....if it's one, and not many Texas teams. Because they can't expand to 11. That dumb. Who would run a conference with 11 teams?!?
Until we recognized the big east and ACC as a legitimate football conference and gave them games in the BCS set up.
The team with the inside draw on Texas will be laughing all the way to the bank! Yeah baby!
Here's the thing, the Big XII will still be a viable conference only if Notre Dame accepts the Big 10 invite. That way the Pac 10 goes to 12 with Utah, TCU goes to the Big XII and BSU goes to the MWC.
However, losing Utah and TCU will be too much for the MWC to overcome to achieve BCS status, IMO.
Boulder paper report lending credence to this. I don't think the Regents would get involved if it weren't serious. This is the first time I've seen the body who will actually approve a move involved at a school.
Does this make Texas, A&M, and TT to the P10 less likely because now Baylor doesn't have a spot? Would they really just take Utah? Who would the B12 replace Colorado with? Boise St.?
I have a better chance of sleeping with Megan Fox than Texas Tech has of being in a conference with Stanford. That whole offer for a Pac16 was pure bullshit to get the dominos falling. Guaranteed.
I would entirely agree with you but it seems that the Pac-10 has given the power to the commissioner to do what he sees best rather than the Big Ten's approach of each school voting to ratify new members.
If you can provide a link that details Stanford and Cal giving up their right to unilaterally reject any expansion candidate, I'd be happy to read it.
"Commissioner Larry Scott announced Sunday that he has been given authority from his conference presidents to add schools."
I'm pretty sure that doesn't mean he can just say "Baylor, TT, OK, OKState, Utah, and Colorado are joining, you said it was ok Stanford and Cal."
The schools themselves still have the final say on any possible member, and that's what's key. I still think the PAC-10 move is an elaborate shell game.
Stanford and Cal are still only two votes, even if we assume that the presidents have the power.
They can't block anything by themselves.
I don't know where this is copy and pasted from but it looks like an AP article.
“I’m not in a position to announce (anything specific), but I have all the direction and support and steer from our group of presidents to pursue the next steps,” Scott said. “I’ve got all the authority that I need to advance our process.”
By Pac-10 by-laws, expansion of the league is permitted only after a unanimous vote of the presidents and chancellors. Scott would not say whether a vote was held this weekend.
Yes, they can block anything by themselves. Stanford rejected Texas in the late 80s. I can't find a link to any article, but I've seen it referenced in nearly all the PAC-10 expansion analyses.
Good call on the second quote. Let's call it a difference of opinion on whether they would swallow having to take Texas Tech if the financial windfall of Texas is out there.
As far as I know, Oklahoma legislation wants OU and OSU to stay together as well. A bit ridiculous if you ask me. If legislation wasn't involved, Texas to the Big 10 would actually be quite the possibility.
Edit - Annnnnd.... You changed your question, so now I look like an idiot responding to something that nobody asked.
Then I'm looking forward to the next few weeks:
CU spokesman says no offer has been extended from the Pac-10. Wild-ass speculation can now continue for at least another day.
Wait, so the recent word is that the Texas State Legislature has pushed to have Baylor included which has been reported that the Pac-10 is willing to drop Colorado...
Colorado has an internal meeting because they're scared...
And the conclusion is that Colorado is going to announce they're joining the Pac-10 tomorrow?
looks like colorado is in position to give a giant middle finger to baylor and the texas state legislature. i imagine that it will be wildly entertaining to watch
Since when was Colorado given the power to do that? It seems that Texas holds the power to do whatever they want, and that is dependent on the state legislature.
Colorado holds no power in this.