Conference Realignment Watch continues. Here are your pertinent developments.
- The Pac-12 is not expanding right now, which means Oklahoma is either stuck in a Big 12 that it doesn't want to be in, or they'll start making overtures to the other conferences. For OU to stay in the Big 12, they demanded that there be serious change Texas and ESPN's Longhorn Network contract, and Dan Beebe has to lose his job. In related news, the briefly rumored merger of the Big 12 and Big east is now dead.
- Before Syracuse and Pitt bolted for the ACC, apparently the Big East was working on inviting a few teams, including Navy and Air Force. Probably won't happen now, but I really would have enjoyed seeing those two teams in an AQ conference.
- Missouri has reportedly been invited to join the SEC. However, neither Missouri or the SEC are saying so yet. Keep an eye on this, as Mizzou was long considered to be a logical expansion choice for our dear B1G.
- West Virginia has reportedly been turned away by both the ACC and the SEC. That can't feel good.
The much-feared conference armageddon may be mostly averted for now due to the Pac-12 deciding to stay put. However, the situation remains... fluid.
Not exactly a story book ending. Once the heir apparent at mighty Texas, Garrett Gilbert has had an almost meteoric fall from grace. He'll need season ending shoulder surgery, which combined with his lackluster performances will nearly ensure that he won't see the field in Austin again.
For real, guys? Remember how the Fiesta Bowl got caught laundering political contributions? Turns out the Sugar Bowl was doing the same thing.
Buckeye sleeper cell, I'm sure. Dennis Talbott was told to stay away from the Ohio State program after it was rumored that he gave Terrelle Pryor thousands of dollars in exchange for autographing various items. In his new found spare time, he's passed the time by... getting credentialed as a photographer at Michigan games under a fake name?
Should've saved some money and just called them HATERZ on the internet. An interesting new billboard just went up in Waco, not far from Baylor campus. Very mature, everyone.