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Nebraska trounces Texas, moves to Big Ten

Posted on: June 11, 2010 3:53 pm
Edited on: June 11, 2010 6:47 pm
 
LINCOLN, Neb. -- It was the worst beating Texas has taken in public in at least seven years.

That 65-13 loss to Oklahoma in 2003 was only a football game. Nebraska officials spent the better part of 40 minutes Friday putting Bevo in his place.

Nebraska didn't just leave the Big 12 for the Big Ten on Friday, it told the world why: That bully Texas. In the space of eight days, Nebraska transformed from happy member of the Big 12 to angry, rancorous new member of the Big Ten.

Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman and AD Tom Osborne both took turns hammering Texas during a comment period before the board of regents. When they got done, there was only one possible result. The regents' vote was unanimous. Nebraska is headed to the Big Ten. Unspoken: Because Texas forced it out.

The moment the news broke last week about the Pac-10's desire to take Texas and five Big 12 partners, Nebraska turned sour. Perlman, at one point, stared across a table during the Big 12 meetings at his Texas counterpart Bill Powers and asked him if he was willing to give up his media rights. In other words, start a Big 12 Network. Powers said no. At that point, Perlman knew it was over.

This league had a chance to survive seven years ago but a possible network was voted down, obviously not supported by Texas. Now, it's clear the Pac-10 is going to get Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma.

Super conferences, start your engines.

The money quote from Osborne: "One school leaving a conference does not break up a conference. Two schools leaving a conference does not break up a conference. Six schools leaving a conference, breaks up a conference. We have not had a hidden agenda, we have not dealt with more than one conference."

T.O. intimated that Texas has been talking to the SEC, Big Ten and Pac-10.

It was a bad day for Texas' reputation. It was a good day for Nebraska's future.
Comments

Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: June 12, 2010 1:28 am
 

Nebraska trounces Texas, moves to Big Ten

Where do people get off calling the Pac 10 weak and having no tradition outside of USC? Look up Washington and Stanford. They have a long football tradition, and Oregon developed a pretty good one since the Belotti era. In any case, the Pac 10 has definitely been stronger than the Big 10 over the past decade, so I really don't know where people are getting their information here.

USC may be crippled, but watch out for Stanford and Oregon next year, plus there will be a few sleeper teams in Cal, Oregon St. and Arizona.



Since: Nov 24, 2008
Posted on: June 12, 2010 12:58 am
 

Nebraska trounces Texas, moves to Big Ten

Oh Waaaaaaaaaah! Jesus, Nebraska looks like a bunch of crybabies! 



Since: Jun 11, 2010
Posted on: June 12, 2010 12:50 am
 

Nebraska trounces Texas, moves to Big Ten

Anyone who really believes that a major university would take this serious step because they were "mad" at another school is in dire need of a reality check.  There are a number of factors at play in Nebraska's decision to join the Big 10.  Several of them were enumerated by Nebraska Chancellor Harvey Perlman at the Board of Regent's meeting this afternoon.  Chief among them was the need for stability, something that was not going to be possible in the Big 12.  Second was money, television money, research money, etc.  Did the perception that Texas wanted to control the entire conference figure in there?  Oh, yes, I'm sure it did, but by itself, that was not going to be a reason to leave the Big 12.  If it had been, Nebraska would have left 10 years ago.



Since: Mar 22, 2009
Posted on: June 12, 2010 12:30 am
 

Nebraska trounces Texas, moves to Big Ten

Hey Bleed-Orange, Texas may have the highest capital value of any athletic program in the country now, but in 1996 they didn't have a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out. "Texas did the Big 8 a favor" - are you kidding me? Texas had no conference...the SWC band of cheaters had been dis-banded. The Big 8 was stupid for letting 4 of the old cheaters reconstitute themselves in their Big 8. They should have known Texas would behave like, well, Texas. Don't worry about the door hitting us in the arse. I would say you're heading home. USC is the new Texas - you guys can share NCAA violation stories.



Since: Mar 22, 2009
Posted on: June 12, 2010 12:22 am
 

Nebraska trounces Texas, moves to Big Ten

And if Nebraska is so "renegade", why does anyone care that they left for the Big 10? The reason is that Nebraska has a boat load of credibility (try to find an NCAA violation) and tradition (78,000 seat stadium sold out for an NCAA record 250+ games).  The 4 Texas schools were without a conference in 1996 - because the old SWC was dis-banded as much for its NCAA violations as anything. Nebraska and The Big 8 carried those schools at the start.  Now Texas wants to re-write history (that happens a lot down there).  Texas was going to leave anyway, and Nebraska was fed up with the Texas bu**s**t. So they beat Texas to the punch. Ha Ha Ha!



Since: Mar 22, 2009
Posted on: June 12, 2010 12:10 am
 

Nebraska trounces Texas, moves to Big Ten

Of course the remaining Big 12 schools are aligned with Texas, they don't have a choice. If Texas leaves, the Big 12 Conference collapses. Texas has the rest of the dwarfs right where they want them. Texas was, is, and will be negotiating with the SEC and Pac 10. Osborne asked Dodds if UT would commit to staying if Nebraska stayed.  Dodds replied that he could not make that commitment. This boils down to Nebraska beating UT to the punch. If UT had departed first, you would have a million reasons why it was good for UT. Colorado and Nebraska were smart enough to see Texas for what it is...a greedy, "me first" school.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: June 12, 2010 12:03 am
 

Nebraska trounces Texas, moves to Big Ten

This is all pretty hilarious.  Texas forced Nebraska out of the Big 12...by being one of the 11 teams to vote against Nebraska in all the 11-1 votes in the conference.  Texas 'bullied' the other schools with a revenue package that was part socialist and part based on merit - i.e., TV appearances.  And Texas 'had its bluff called'?  Excuse me, but what was the bluff?



Since: Mar 22, 2009
Posted on: June 12, 2010 12:00 am
 

Nebraska trounces Texas, moves to Big Ten

I don't know what history you refer to. Texas and Nebraska have been in the same conference for 14 years. Before that, Texas was a member of the SWC - the conference that housed more cheaters and NCAA violations than the rest of the country combined. The CWS has been in Omaha for a very long time, and it has NOTHING to do with the Unveristy of Nebraska at Lincoln.  Creighton and the University of Nebraska at Omaha are the only 2 universities in Omaha.




Since: Mar 22, 2009
Posted on: June 11, 2010 11:54 pm
 

Nebraska trounces Texas, moves to Big Ten

Lets see...Nebraska University is located in Lincoln, NE, not Omaha.  The CWS was in Omaha LONG before any Texas schools were in the same conference as Nebraska.  The issue is that as Texas said "Please stay" out one side of their mouth, they were negotiating with 3 other confernces from the other side of their mouth. That, Charlie 42, is a documented fact. The University of Texas could care less about anyone or anything but UT. That is fine, but they need to be big enough to own up to being a self-centered, arrogant school. You're mad because Nebraska isn't afraid to call Texas out. Well, that's how it's done. The Big 8 should have told you guys to "Pound Sand" in 1996. Then they could have combined with the Big 10 and had a true powerhouse conference AND honorable members. 



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: June 11, 2010 11:40 pm
 

Nebraska trounces Texas, moves to Big Ten

Well Mr. Do,

As it turns out no I'm not, though I see you are a man of limited scope, language & debating skills. I will say this though; I am passionate about Jesus Christ, my wife & 4 kids, my job as a Used Car manager and college football. I have an excellent reputation for being a critical thinker who is fair minded. Negotiating is what I do for a living and you don’t do that without seeing all sides and where people are coming from whether you agree with them or not. I have to tell you I get this kind of response from people from time to time. They don’t like being painted into a corner and they can’t get around the logic. The things I have posted have been facts and information acquired over time watching the sport I enjoy immensely. You’ll note I haven’t really pigeon-wholed myself, and I actually like Texas a great deal and have for 30 years. Big Earl Campbell fan, incidentally.

 

However the Truth as they say is still the Truth and Texas didn’t play this out well at all. Anytime the conference you “bankroll” (your guys’ words) goes belly up, you didn’t win! Only a blind homer would see it that way.

 

How about this.................

 

Respectfully Chadly

 

I’ll bet that eats your lunch, eh brother?!.......LOL I get a chuckle out of people who take themselves so seriously.  

eats my lunch???  Who the hell talks like that?

 

See??  thats gay.  I skimmed a few sentences and didnt even finish because its drivle.  Can you write more about something using more emotions about one dumb point of view that you will forget tomorrow??? Its like Seinfeld episodes on prozac reading this. 

 


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