Longhorn Network In 'Pause Mode' Over High School Football, Says Big 12 Commish

Texas A&M and Oklahoma have made it very clear they're extremely wary of Texas' Longhorn Network and the competitive advantage it could garner the University within the Big 12. So much so that there have been closed-door meetings and not-so-veiled threats to re-ignite defection talk with the SEC.

At the heart of the issue is the Longhorn Network's plans to televise high school football games, which would become the ultimate UT recruiting tool. The network put those plans on hold earlier this week. Despite initial reports that Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe had put the kibosh on the high school games altogether, it turns out that the league has put the Longhorn Network's plan in a timeout.

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There are a lot of moving parts and cooks in the Longhorn Network kitchen. Between the Big 12, Texas and ESPN, the trio is going to have to find the best solution that works not only for the network but for the future of the Big 12. Those two things aren't always going to co-exist.

For more Texas football and Longhorn Network news, head over to Burnt Orange Nation.

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