Longhorn Football: 12 Schools Texas Will Play as an Independent

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Longhorn Football: 12 Schools Texas Will Play as an Independent
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If Texas becomes an independent school, these are the teams they will play. 

The Big XII Conference is in crisis, and could easily collapse. If it does, Texas will have no shortage of conferences eager to have them. 

However, Texas has nothing to gain from being in a conference, and will go independent if the Big XII falls apart.  As an independent school, they set their own schedule to achieve greater power. 

They will schedule teams to maximize the following goals: 

  1. Texas wants to promote the Longhorn Network, so they will look for schools that would allow them to broadcast games on the network, and drive subscriptions in the state. 

  2. The Longhorns will look for schools in large media markets to maximize their TV revenue. 

  3. Texas will look to play schools in BCS conferences to establish legitimacy for a National Title opportunity. 

  4. They want the most manageable schedule, so they have the best chance to go undefeated.

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