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Statement: OU 'not surprised' Pac-12 stands pat

Posted on: September 21, 2011 12:55 am
Edited on: September 21, 2011 1:01 am
 

Posted by Adam Jacobi

In the wake of the Pac-12's decision to stay at 12 teams for the foreseeable future, Oklahoma was left in the unenviable position to explain to its fans why, after president David Boren had been authorized to act on a new conference and had specifically mentioned the Pac-12 as a destination, the Sooners would not have a destination out west after all. Boren issued a statement Tuesday night on the topic, which is printed below in full:

"We were not surprised by the Pac 12's decision to not expand at this time. Even though we had decided not to apply for membership this year, we have developed a positive relationship with the leadership of the conference and we have kept them informed of the progress we've been making to gain agreement from the Big 12 for changes which will make the conference more stable in the future. Conference stability has been our first goal and we look forward to achieving that goal through continued membership in the Big 12 Conference."

Suffice it to say, 24 hours prior, Oklahoma fans were expecting to hear a far different statement from Boren regarding the future of Sooner athletics. If the Pac-12 doesn't feel comfortable expanding, though, there isn't a whole lot the Sooners can do, except maybe follow Texas A&M to the SEC. In the meantime, Oklahoma has now publicly committed itself to the pursuit of conference stability, so it's likely committed to the Big 12 until at least the next outside seismic change in the conference's alignment. To secession-minded Sooner fans, that's a bitter pill to swallow.

It's also important to note that according to reports, Oklahoma had recently demanded the ouster of Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe as a condition of staying in the Big 12. Oklahoma may not have the leverage to make such demands anymore with the Pac-12 no longer in play, but read Boren's statement again -- Oklahoma is seeking conference stability, and it clearly thinks the first step is Beebe's ouster. Whether the conference will honor that viewpoint anymore is another matter entirely.

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Comments

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 4:04 am
 

Statement: OU 'not surprised' Pac-12 stands pat

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Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: September 27, 2011 10:07 pm
 

Statement: OU 'not surprised' Pac-12 stands pat

Just so you all understand. We'll Never, EVER join the Pac-12. We refused last summer and we'll refuse again a million times.

Apparently you aren't paying attention. Texas did not refuse, they asked in and the Pac refused Texas. Do you seriously not see the difference? 

Hee hee. Texas wins again. Suck on it, Texas haters. Bitch and moan all you want but at the end of the day, you can't deny it -- Texas has won again and gotten what it wanted. 

Here's another one that refuses to see the truth. Wonder how many more there will be?  



Since: Aug 31, 2011
Posted on: September 27, 2011 9:43 am
 

Statement: OU 'not surprised' Pac-12 stands pat

Say what you want about OU, but Nebraska has fallen a long time since the late 80's early 90's.  They have failed to beat any of the top teams in the last few years so they took their scared beaten butt to the big 10.  Other than osu, who has done anything in the big 10 in a while?  Let's go Badgers! 



Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: September 22, 2011 9:35 pm
 

Statement: OU 'not surprised' Pac-12 stands pat

BabeMantle49 Talk all you want to but the reality of this is Oklahoma shot their mouth off and Texas grabbed their leash and pulled them right back is and said heal boy. If Oklahoma and Okla St could possible prove even one time that their not Texas's puppies they maybe able to move on, but all the Oklahoma teams have proven is they are higher in rankings but Texas is still their master. Oklahoma number 1 but are they really no.1 or just Texas's bitch?



Since: Oct 29, 2006
Posted on: September 22, 2011 10:41 am
 

Statement: OU 'not surprised' Pac-12 stands pat

Oldschool4U   wrote:   "...OU fans, you should be crying right now. When will you ever get your head out and grow a pair. You did all that thumping of your chest only to go back to the "Big Texas whatever #" conference.
Are you afraid to exist without Texas?..."

It seems you should have studied a tad bit more when you attended that 'old school' for a week.   You like to run your big mouth about things that you know absolutely nothing about.  You don't have the first clue about what all went on regarding OU and its discussions concerning the future possiblities and the current  B-12-conference status.    

And regarding being a member of the same conference as Texas,  I have publicly stated, on these cbs message boards, that no matter what the future brings, I hope Texas and Oklahoma remain in the same conference together.     The only football fans that 'should be crying' are all the fans, other than you,  of your mediore favorite-team.  

 

 

 

 

 

kentky  wrote:   "...how embarrassing for OU and tu. Nobody wants them. hahahahha..."

You don't know a thing about what was discussed between OU and the PAC/SEC/ACC/BigEast.  

How embarrassing it must be for your family to have an airhead like you as a close-relative.    I strongly suspect OU and TU are wanted as much as kentooky. 




Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: September 22, 2011 6:38 am
 

Statement: OU 'not surprised' Pac-12 stands pat

Translation: as soon as we cross the "t's" and dot the "i's," this baby is a done deal.  We'll announce it after the season is over.  If we announce earlier, we won't get a decent call from the striped shirts on the field.  



Since: Jan 9, 2011
Posted on: September 22, 2011 6:11 am
 

Statement: OU 'not surprised' Pac-12 stands pat

It was only 15 or so years ago OU and Texas were not even in the same conference. 



Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: September 22, 2011 4:48 am
 

Statement: OU 'not surprised' Pac-12 stands pat

It was disheartening to see that the Big 12 was about to collapse like the Southwest Conference did a few years ago.  I am glad that it is not going to happen and that Texas and Oklahoma will continue their rivalry and stay in the Big 12.  I hate that Texas A & M is leaving but perhaps this will give Houston and BYU and TCU or other schools an opportunity to join the Big 12 and thereby become viable BCS Championship and/or bowl contenders by way of their affliation with the Big 12.   I am also glad the current Big 12 commissioner will be replaced.  It made no sense to me how such an important conference could allow this to happen to it.  But it happened because of the lack of real leadership at the top.


Noone else will be coming to the Big 12 and for good reason, the conference is unstable! Just like no other conference is now willing to talk to Texas, Oklahoma, or Oklahoma state.


Texas has way to much ego and will never play fair, noone wnats Texas and the problems they cause.


Everyone would want Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State if they could prove they are their own program and Texas isn't their master.       




Since: Aug 9, 2010
Posted on: September 22, 2011 12:06 am
 

Statement: OU 'not surprised' Pac-12 stands pat

OU fans, you should be crying right now. When will you ever get your head out and grow a pair. You did all that thumping of your chest only to go back to the "Big Texas whatever #" conference. 

Are you afraid to exist without Texas?




Since: Sep 13, 2009
Posted on: September 21, 2011 11:18 pm
 

Statement: OU 'not surprised' Pac-12 stands pat

how embarrassing for OU and tu.     Nobody wants them.    hahahahha


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