While the following post is not exactly earth-shattering news, it’s just another sign that what’s thrown out there for consumption to the masses might not exactly be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
Much like their counterparts at the Columbus Dispatch did yesterday, the Dallas Morning News has obtained emails through an open records request from both Texas Tech and Nebraska regarding the expansion issue.
Again, the missives obtained by the paper were nothing that will shake the college football world to its very core — “I’m very concerned about this,” a late April email from Tech chancellor Kent Hance read in part — but it still points out the obvious: for every conversation admitted to publicly, there are likely hundreds going on behind closed doors and in the back rooms that nobody will (likely) ever know about.
The latest example of a closed-door conversation?
According to an email obtained by the Morning News, NU athletic director Tom Osborne wrote an email to university chancellor Harvey Perlman explaining to him that he had spoken recently to Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel and that he (Osborne) thought “it would be a good idea if we met sometime soon regarding the expansion landscape.”
That email was dated April 20, long before the latest round of rumors jarred the landscaped.
Nebraska has long been rumored to be a target of the Big Ten — or at least hoping to be a target — and this email at least confirms that it’s being discussed at the highest levels. As if that weren’t already a given…