If that's the case, then we are left looking at this hard truth: Texas completely controlled the realignment game last year. This year, Texas has lost control of the process.

Last year, Texas didn't have to do a damn thing. It had a plethora of options, and ultimately chose that which made the most sense for the university: stay right where it was.

This year, though, Texas doesn't have that luxury. Texas has lost control. Events have spun out of control to the point at which Texas will have to move to the Pac-16 or ACC, despite its reluctance to, since neither independence nor the Seven Dwarfs Conference seem to be realistic options.

Burnt Orange Nation, musing about realignment situations

Posted on 9/13/2011

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