No hard feelin's, Mizzou:
"We had a teleconference call with those in the SEC, Big East, ACC, Mountain West and Conference USA. We all agreed we could save money and avoid litigation if all held serve for 2012-13. All agreed. But Missouri made a very selfish decision. It's been very disruptive. Missouri gave us notice in November [of 2011] and it's pretty difficult to move forward then."
You'll note the Big 12 took West Virginia from the Big East within a week or two (Oct. 28) of the SEC taking Missouri (either Oct. 28 or Nov. 6, depending on your interpretation), and the Big 12 took TCU from the Big East less than a month earlier (Oct. 10). It's a very sensitive timeline.