As college football realignment rumors continue to fly, current Big 12 interim commissioner Chuck Neinas maintains the stance the conference is set with its current 10 members. The Big 12 has recently been linked to Florida State, Clemson and Notre Dame, but Neinas said the current Big 12 athletic directors reaffirmed their commitment to the current schools at the Big 12 meetings.
Neinas "The #Big12 Athletic Directors reaffirmed their commitment to 10 members."— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) May 30, 2012
What does all of this mean? Well for right now, not a whole lot. As Wescott Eberts, of Burnt Orange Nation, mentions here, the SEC essentially said the same thing before expanding a short time later. Neinas and the Big 12 athletic directors are saying and doing what they need to put the conference in the best position possible. However, if adding two or four or 20 schools tomorrow would benefit the Big 12, they will quickly do so.
As has been the case in all of the college football realignment talk, anything said is relevant today but could be different tomorrow.