Pac 12 expanding again? Oklahoma and Texas consider applying

Pac 12 expanding again?  Oklahoma and Texas consider applying

Credit: AP

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2010, file photo, The Sooner Schooner is driven out onto the field following an Oklahoma touchdown in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Florida State in Norman, Okla. When Oklahoma scores, matching white ponies named Boomer and Sooner take a victory lap pulling a covered wagon dubbed the Sooner Schooner. It first appeared in 1964, became the school's official mascot in 1980. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)



Posted on September 14, 2011 at 8:59 AM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 14 at 9:04 AM

Well, here we are again. With Texas A&M bolting for the SEC as soon as some legal threats are settled, realignment is on the table and at the center of that is the Pac 12.

Reports in the Austin American Statesman and various websites claim Oklahoma is hell bent on moving to the Pac 12 in a package deal with Oklahoma State.

Officials from Oklahoma and Texas met earlier this week ostensibly to find a way to save the Big 12. But reports say it didn't go well and Oklahoma is preparing to file an application to join the Pac 12.

As a result, Texas is now shopping around reportedly opening talks with the Pac 12 and the ACC.

This time around, the Pac 12 commissioner Larry Scott and school presidents seem much cooler to the idea saying they're satisfied with the current lineup.

If college football is headed toward a set of four 16-team conferences the Pac 12 might have to grab Oklahoma and Texas if it can. After that, the pickings are slim and the Pac 12 doesn't want to be left out.

Bud Withers at the Seattle Times thinks Scott is just posturing. Check out his thoughts on expansion at the

Stay tuned and remember things looked solid last year for a four-team deal for the Pac 12 and it all fell apart.