New commissioner George Kliavkoff made it clear that his conference wasn't looking to expand, but "we'd be foolish not to listen if schools call us."
One source put forth a humorous analogy on the Big 12's challenge: “It’s like a shopping mall lost their two anchor stores, and the rest of the stores are trying to figure out how to stay open.”
The Big 12 is beginning to discuss contingencies if Texas and Oklahoma decide to leave for the SEC. Expect the league to be aggressive in adding schools.
Should players pool their endorsement income so that backups can also make money? Ohio State coach Ryan Day thinks they should.