Over the weekend, and speaking to the Daily Oklahoman‘s Barry Tramel regarding the UT-to Big Ten rumors, Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds had the following to say about the Big 12 in general:
“It’s been good to us and for us. … I don’t think we need 100 years of tradition to have a great thing.”
Speaking to the Associated Press earlier on Wednesday, the very same DeLoss Dodds had the following to say about the Big 12:
“I think it’s been a great conference for us and we’ve been good for the conference. … All the sports have been good to us. … It’s been good for us. … You don’t have to be 100 years old to be good.”
(I’m sensing a pattern here…)
And, as he did over the weekend, Dodds stated that neither he nor his school has undertaken any conversations with the Big Ten.
Those assertions, though, fly in the face of other reports, including one from the Seattle Times this past weekend.
Washington athletic director Scott Woodward told the Times that he’s “sure those conversations have taken place and are taking place” between not only the Big Ten and Texas, but with the Pac-10 as well. Oh, and he asserted that Texas A&M was involved too.
So, after these latest round of reports, it’s patently obvious that Texas will remain with the Big 12. Or they won’t. One of the two.