Here is how the Big 12 could become more stable: invite Boise State to join the league, and do so NOW.
What good can Boise State bring to the Big 12 you ask? Well first of all, the Broncos are pretty damn good in football. They are in the top five in all the polls every year, and they have been a BCS threat the last five seasons.
And who wouldn’t salivate at future Boise State-Oklahoma, Boise State-Texas, Boise State-Oklahoma State and now Boise State-TCU matchups? At the very least it will show us college football fans if Boise State really belongs with the big boys – which I say it does.
Boise State is in the vicinity of the conference’s footprint. It wouldn’t be a stretch for the Big 12 to expand into the northwest.
Bottom line: the Big 12’s football profile will go to another level, rivaling the SEC. Boise State would get its wish in playing in a BCS conference. It’s a win-win all the way around.
However, I have a feeling the Pac-12 will beat the Big 12 to the punch. Boise State would fit well travel-wise with Oregon, Washington, and the California schools.
After all, the Pac-12 tried to – and still may try to – kill the Big 12 by wooing Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, and Texas Tech.