I am beginning to think more and more that the Texas State Legislature, mainly the powers that be in burnt orange in Austin have EVERY intention to block Texas A&M from leaving the Big 12 and I am also about 90% certain they will be successful in doing so. Texas A&M depends on funding from the State of Texas and the University of Texas can get that cut in a heartbeat. That being said, we are going to be stuck in one very unhappy conference with one to two members always having the proverbial thumb out looking to hitch a ride with someone else. I also believe, how much it pains me to say so, that even if Texas A&M were to leave, and Missouri somehow elects to stay, that OU will stand pat come hell or high water with the Big 12 and what is left of it and be happy with simply adding the University of Houston. I say that the Big 12 has learned there is NO WAY it can stand pat at 10 teams. It needs to be proactive at getting back to 12 and possibly even up to 14, even if it means you are not adding substance. Personally my choice would be to do whatever it took to get TCU and Boise State into the fold. Both schools are successful RIGHT NOW in their current scheduling situations. Both schools have proven recently, that they can bring it to OU, and therefore have proven their merit on the field. Now I am fully aware that neither school will bring anything to the conference other than their current teams and coaching staffs, but I think they would be good additions. As I have read somewhere else on this board, BYU and Louisville have told the Big 12 no. It just seems to me that the powers that be in Norman have no interest in leaving behind either OSU or Texas if they don't have to. This is a stance that will anger many people, but I am afraid it is what I am reading. At this point I would be happy moving to the Big 10 regardless of what anyone else does, but that is just me. Even an OU, OSU, A&M and Missouri block to the SEC would be nice. Anything but standing pat. Thoughts?