Okay, so I read an article yesterday on how the Big 10 is looking at realignment and if they do, the other major conferences will be reconfigured as well. My vote for the conference restructure is to bring back the Old Southwest Conference. This year, TCU ended up in a BCS game and SMU is making serious headlines with a huge Hawaii bowl victory. Many people talk about money and how both programs wouldn’t pull enough in, but think about alumni from UT or Texas A&M located in the Dallas area. How many of these dedicated fans wouldn’t go to these games either in Dallas or Fort Worth? I dare say there would actually be more competition in football coming from these schools than Baylor is putting up right now. Yes, Baylor beat Texas in basketball this past weekend, but SMU pulled out a great victory against Memphis and TCU is rising again. Here is a great article, http://tinyurl.com/yz63hoc.
I’m not saying they can be competitive with Texas right now, but both schools have serious football momentum and their basketball teams will only get better.