A few months ago college football as we know it was on about to be changed forever. The way of the 10 and 12 team conferences was about to be traded for "super conferences" with 16-18 teams. The Big-12 was going to disappear and for whatever reasons, fear, greed, etc teams started to jump ship. Nebraska and Colorado bolted for the Big-10 and PAC-10 respectively. The sheep were lining up then it happened, the good old boys got together and saved the day. Thank you Big-12 and perhaps the Texas Legislature.
Several conferences have much to gain from the disappearance of the Big 12, especially the PAC-10 and Big-10, historic but subpar conferences because it made certain that they would be around forever. In my opinion this was a substantial loss of tradition and to the detriment to college football.
The Big-12 needs to get rid of Nebraska and Colorado as quickly as possible. Colorado is flip-flopping about leaving in 2011 or 2012 the Big-12 should make it easy making sure they are out after this year. It doesn't matter if their conferences are ready for them or not or if the Big-12 has new teams ready to come in. The point has to be made that loyalty is rewarded and those who only look out for themselves are punished. Colorado and Nebraska have made their beds and now it's time for them to lay in them, even if they have to spend a year in a hotel waiting for their new house to be built.
So so long, see you later, good luck and good riddance. But mostly good riddance.