Speculation was that the resignation of Dan Beebe was to happen sooner rather than later. Earlier this week, OU President David Boren gave the Big XII conference an ultimatum. Oklahoma was now holding the cards after waiting quietly in the shadows. There was supposed to be a vote by the Big XII Presidents Thursday with the notion that the outcome would be a 9-1 vote in favor of ousting him. The Big XII is once again sprouting wings and could be in for the long haul with this news. There are still a few issues that need to be reigned in, but this is a step in the right direction.