Last year, we stood on the brink of conference Armageddon, with Texas having bags packed and ready to take themselves and five other teams to the Pac-10. Such a move would have dramatically reshaped the landscape of college football.
The Longhorns' threat to leave was an attempt to extract a loyalty oath from Nebraska and Missouri to stay in the Big XII, and when that failed, Texas eventually decided to stay put and open up its own television network.
But now, that network is causing all kinds of troubles with Texas' conference-mates, to the point where discussions have started again about teams leaving the Big XII. It seems like major conference realignment is still right below the surface. So let's take a look at at least one scenario of what starts it, how it shakes out and what college football looks like when all the dust settles.