Conference realignment has come and gone for this offseason in college football. But it is far from over.
So what happens if the conference realignment reopens its books and begins to snatch up more and more teams into the fiasco we have gotten a taste of this summer? Where will it leave the Big 12, Big East, or BCS?
Hopefully in shambles.
If the teams in this conference want the kind of revenue that the bigger teams are getting, and want to grow as programs, then they will jump to the proverbial larger ship. The Pac-10, SEC, and Big Ten almost triple the growth of the Big 12.
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that money runs the world of college football. The more revenue, the more of a commodity you are to a conference.
Honestly, an average Clemson team selling an 80,000 seat stadium with a deal with Raycom Sports would be sucked up by a conference MUCH faster than a red hot Boise State team that has blown through the college landscape for the past decade. Conferences are no longer about competing, those days are far behind us.
No, now the conferences are going for the quick buck for T.V. deals and attendance. The Big 12’s destruction has brought many questions up to me from family members and friends alike. I’ll do my best to answer them one by one.