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Was it voluntary?
That’s my question. Speculation came out Tuesday that the B12 held an official conference meeting, but purposely excluded Texas and OU. ("We’re "investigating" why Texas and OU did not receive the correct link to our Zoom call.") Can the B12 be found to have breeched that contract if Texas and OU were excluded?
If Texas and OU choose to leave the B12 before the TV deals expire in 2025, there’s a $70-75M buyout that each school is supposed to pay to cover the potential cost of lost television revenue for the rest of the conference. If the report from Tuesday is true, that the B12 held official meetings and purposely left Texas and OU out of those meetings, could the B12 be found guilt of breech of contract, thus voiding the $70M buyout?
That’s my question. If the B12 bungles this thing, can Texas and OU leave without paying a dime?
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I am adding up the dollars.
$70M of them. And if the B12 violates their contract, and doesn’t allow Texas and OU to participate in official conference business, then that money stays in my pocket, and I’m walking.
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I don't see it
I don’t see how this thing can drag out for 3 more years. If the B12 is already sending invites to other schools, and allegedly leaving Texas and OU out of conference meetings, wouldn’t it be better to just move on?
My question is, if the B12 really did exclude Texas and OU from official conference business, is the conference in breech of contract? Would such a breech void the $70M buyout and let Texas walk away?
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First team to 30
I think it’s going to take 30 points to win this one. Louisiana had 2 STs TDs and a defensive TD when they curb stomped Iowa St. last year. With a full offseason of preparation, I don’t think Texas makes all of those mistakes. Yes, Louisiana returns 20 defensive players who all played over 100 snaps last year….but they weren’t great. In fact, they were terrible against the run. And that plays right into Texas’ strength.
Improved defense from Texas and a little home field advantage gives the Longhorns the edge.