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Subject: Occam's Razor Again

Go Green
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Date Posted: 15:45:23 11/29/21 Mon
In reply to: An Observer 's message, "Spencer Rattler Has Entered Transfer Portal; ***** QB Recruit Decommits" on 15:38:07 11/29/21 Mon

I wasn't in the room. But if Texas told Oklahoma "we're going to the SEC. We'd prefer you come. But if you don't, then we're sure that Oklahoma State would take your seat on the plane."

If that was the case, then Oklahoma's tagging along makes pretty good sense.

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[> [> [> Subject: Re: Occam's Razor Again

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Date Posted: 15:54:21 11/29/21 Mon

The razor rules again.

Yup, I think your scenario is probably exactly how it went down. And to be fair to the geniuses in Norman, their recruiting pipeline does benefit from being in the same conference as Texas. All those speedsters from Dallas and Houston wanna make sure that mamma can see her boy play when he comes to town for road games.

But I do hope that somebody at Oklahoma first asked Texas, "Uh, are you guys sure that competing in the SEC is such a great idea?"

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[> [> [> Subject: the agony of being an SEC member

ivy guy
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Date Posted: 15:57:48 11/29/21 Mon

The cash distributions to all SEC Members for broadcast, sponsorships, and merchandise makes it worthwhile.

Ask Vanderbilt.
Despite getting smashed every weekend in football, the $payout and high level participation in other sports (basketball, baseball, softball, soccer etc) support the budgets of all other sports.

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[> [> [> [> Subject: Re: the agony of being an SEC member

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Date Posted: 16:07:34 11/29/21 Mon

IG, you are almost always a voice of reason on this board.

But football in Norman and Austin isn't *JUST* about money, as important as $ always is.

Unlike Vanderbilt, Texas and Oklahoma need to win like they need oxygen. It's part of their self-worth.

Ask Charlie Strong and Tom Herman, plus any other coaches I've forgotten who've passed through Austin recently. It's hard to keep up with the revolving door at the Darrell K Royal Memorial Stadium.

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