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    Spoke briefly with Bill Powers

    Posted this over on Orangebloods, but I know many of you avoid that place like the plague so I thought I'd post it here.

    I spoke briefly with UT President Bill Powers last night at a Texas Exes event in Midland. President Powers gave a dinner speech to our local group and touched on a number of different issues that he has been facing as UT president (10% rule, Cactus Cafe, Mack's salary, etc.). One of the issues that he briefly named early in his speech was "the Big XII TV contract" but he didn't go into any detail on that subject. Nevertheless, I was intrigued. I was hoping there would be a question and answer session, but there wasn't.

    After dinner, I waited for a window of opportunity and went over and shook his hand and thanked him for the speech. After some small talk about the law school (I was a student there when he was a law prof), I asked the question I was dying to ask: "So, Big 10 or Pac 10?"

    He laughed and then the first thing he said was "Well, we are NOT going to the Big 10." I was expecting a very lawyerly, equivocating answer, so I was pretty surprised at his very direct and succinct answer. He then went on to say he had no desire to be flying our softball team all over the upper reaches of the midwest. Then he dropped another bombshell "Whatever we do, we aren't leaving Tech behind". He then talked about how this issue is very much a hot button topic for him right now and it's what he was referring to by referencing the "Big XII TV contract negotiations" in his speech. He then got rather vague and said that he could see some sort of large "Western" alliance of schools forming in the future, but this isn't imminent and he's not sure what will happen. That was it, we only spoke for a total of about 2 or 3 minutes.

    My Take:

    1) It is entirely possible, even likely, that he was completely blowing smoke up my a$$. If I was him, I sure as hell wouldn't be divulging confidential and highly sensitive information re: contractual negotiations to some random alumnus at a dinner party. That said, he was very direct and open and came across as being very honest. However, he's a lawyer and we're pretty good about doing that sort of thing with only the slightest shred of truth to back us up. So, I take everything I heard with a great big grain of salt and think you should too.

    2) If you take him at face value, then it seems likely that negotiations are taking place with the Pac-10 and various TV outlets regarding either some sort of merger between the Pac-10 and Big XII or parts thereof or at least some sort of joint TV deal between the conferences. I definitely got the vibe from him when he was talking about this possible future "Western" alliance that it was something that he was excited about.

    3) Throughout his speech, Powers repeatedly referred to Texas Tech and Houston, together with UT and A&M, as major players in the state's academics. I was a bit surprised at how almost automatic his inclusion of those two schools was in his conversation. I'm sure this is due at least in part to last year's passage of Prop 4, but I thought it was interesting, particularly in light of his comment that we aren't leaving Tech behind whatever we do. This is way outside the box, but could UH be a part of any new mega-conference? Could the talks with the Pac 10 include the pitch "let's bring the two Texas Tier 1 schools (UT and A&M) and the two soon to be Tier 1s (Tech and Houston)? That seems way outside the box, but his commments got me thinking about it.

    4) As is the case with all of our coaches, Powers sure is a good representative of our University. Sharp dude, well spoken, thoughtful. We are blessed with some great leadership at UT.

    5) Despite all of this, I wouldn't be shocked in the least if we are negotiating with the Big 10 and hear out of the blue one day this summer that Texas and A&M are headed north.

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    seems that if there is expansion / redistribution / restructuring in conferences involving the horns, it won't just be a 2 team add to a 10 team pac10, it'll be a whole new mega conference. i'm ok with this.

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    Interesting.

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    i'm guessing people in the Pac 10 (or Big 10 for that matter) naturally assume U of H has the Houston TV market locked down, and that they need to get U of H on board to get those TV sets.

    as for Tech, maybe he was just saying what he thought people in west Texas want to hear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jive Turkey
    as for Tech, maybe he was just saying what he thought people in west Texas want to hear.
    I'm thinking this could be correct. He kind of threw it in to the conversation gratuitously and unprompted, which made me think that he was thinking I was a Tech fan and he needed to cover his bases. I hadn't told him where I went to undergrad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MidTexHorn
    Quote Originally Posted by Jive Turkey
    as for Tech, maybe he was just saying what he thought people in west Texas want to hear.
    I'm thinking this could be correct. He kind of threw it in to the conversation gratuitously and unprompted, which made me think that he was thinking I was a Tech fan and he needed to cover his bases. I hadn't told him where I went to undergrad.
    Please let this be true.

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    it would be totally worth it to peace out, and only bring tech along, just to see aggy's face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryGandorf
    it would be totally worth it to peace out, and only bring tech along, just to see aggy's face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jive Turkey
    i'm guessing people in the Pac 10 (or Big 10 for that matter) naturally assume U of H has the Houston TV market locked down, and that they need to get U of H on board to get those TV sets.

    as for Tech, maybe he was just saying what he thought people in west Texas want to hear.
    u of h is on tv?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VinceYoungScores
    Quote Originally Posted by HenryGandorf
    it would be totally worth it to peace out, and only bring tech along, just to see aggy's face.
    this is the first time i've realized that guy doesn't have a sick mullet. disappointed.

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    thread is depressing

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    "He laughed and then the first thing he said was "Well, we are NOT going to the Big 10."

    "Whatever we do, we aren't leaving Tech behind".

    "I wouldn't be shocked in the least if we are negotiating with the Big 10 and hear out of the blue one day this summer that Texas and A&M are headed north."

    These snippets are a little disjointed, here. Interesting (although quite logical) that Aggy was left out of the equation by Powers.

    I take what he said (if, in fact, he did) at absolute face value- that the PAC-10 and parts of the Big 12 will merge at some point down the road. My opinion is this will include Texas, Colorado, OU (if they can manage to keep everything tidied up), and apparently Tech.

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    It could also mean that state politics will come into play, and Texas can't move without Tech and A&M. Very similar to Baylor being thrown into the Big XII.

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    Re: Spoke briefly with Bill Powers

    Quote Originally Posted by MidTexHorn
    Posted this over on Orangebloods, but I know many of you avoid that place like the plague so I thought I'd post it here.

    I spoke briefly with UT President Bill Powers last night at a Texas Exes event in Midland. President Powers gave a dinner speech to our local group and touched on a number of different issues that he has been facing as UT president (10% rule, Cactus Cafe, Mack's salary, etc.). One of the issues that he briefly named early in his speech was "the Big XII TV contract" but he didn't go into any detail on that subject. Nevertheless, I was intrigued. I was hoping there would be a question and answer session, but there wasn't.

    After dinner, I waited for a window of opportunity and went over and shook his hand and thanked him for the speech. After some small talk about the law school (I was a student there when he was a law prof), I asked the question I was dying to ask: "So, Big 10 or Pac 10?"

    He laughed and then the first thing he said was "Well, we are NOT going to the Big 10." I was expecting a very lawyerly, equivocating answer, so I was pretty surprised at his very direct and succinct answer. He then went on to say he had no desire to be flying our softball team all over the upper reaches of the midwest. Then he dropped another bombshell "Whatever we do, we aren't leaving Tech behind". He then talked about how this issue is very much a hot button topic for him right now and it's what he was referring to by referencing the "Big XII TV contract negotiations" in his speech. He then got rather vague and said that he could see some sort of large "Western" alliance of schools forming in the future, but this isn't imminent and he's not sure what will happen. That was it, we only spoke for a total of about 2 or 3 minutes.

    My Take:

    1) It is entirely possible, even likely, that he was completely blowing smoke up my a$$. If I was him, I sure as hell wouldn't be divulging confidential and highly sensitive information re: contractual negotiations to some random alumnus at a dinner party. That said, he was very direct and open and came across as being very honest. However, he's a lawyer and we're pretty good about doing that sort of thing with only the slightest shred of truth to back us up. So, I take everything I heard with a great big grain of salt and think you should too.

    2) If you take him at face value, then it seems likely that negotiations are taking place with the Pac-10 and various TV outlets regarding either some sort of merger between the Pac-10 and Big XII or parts thereof or at least some sort of joint TV deal between the conferences. I definitely got the vibe from him when he was talking about this possible future "Western" alliance that it was something that he was excited about.

    3) Throughout his speech, Powers repeatedly referred to Texas Tech and Houston, together with UT and A&M, as major players in the state's academics. I was a bit surprised at how almost automatic his inclusion of those two schools was in his conversation. I'm sure this is due at least in part to last year's passage of Prop 4, but I thought it was interesting, particularly in light of his comment that we aren't leaving Tech behind whatever we do. This is way outside the box, but could UH be a part of any new mega-conference? Could the talks with the Pac 10 include the pitch "let's bring the two Texas Tier 1 schools (UT and A&M) and the two soon to be Tier 1s (Tech and Houston)? That seems way outside the box, but his commments got me thinking about it.

    4) As is the case with all of our coaches, Powers sure is a good representative of our University. Sharp dude, well spoken, thoughtful. We are blessed with some great leadership at UT.

    5) Despite all of this, I wouldn't be shocked in the least if we are negotiating with the Big 10 and hear out of the blue one day this summer that Texas and A&M are headed north.
    How's that red herring taste?

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    well from reading this it appears that powers wants UT to drop football.

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    He then went on to say he had no desire to be flying our softball team all over the upper reaches of the midwest.
    This is why I've always thought Texas identified more with the Pac-10 than even the Big 10. Even though the Big 10 has the CIC and has the Big 10 network, I feel as an outsider that UT identifies more with the western schools in part because non-revenue sports like baseball are important at UT. if they went to the Pac-10 then their baseball program wouldn't suffer near as much.

    correct me if I'm wrong about what I just said but I think I know you guys pretty well and I've always seen you as more of a fit out west.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6th Street
    It could also mean that state politics will come into play, and Texas can't move without Tech and A&M. Very similar to Baylor being thrown into the Big XII.
    The way he had talked about A&M all night, I took it as a given that A&M goes where we go. The new info to me in his comments was the addition of Tech.

    And to the previous poster, as I said, it's entirely possible even likely, that this was all BS.

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    Not as useless as the stuff I get from the Texas and New Mexico state bars in the mail. Man those guys know how to kill trees.

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    "The Western Alliance" would be a cool name for a conference.

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    Taking Aggie with out west means more of this...

    Cult! Fear and loathing in College Station

    By Chris Bellamy

    Media Credit: kevin buehler / The Daily Utah Chronicle My two colleagues and I were terrified as we stumbled upon the worshipping ground of the Texas A&M football faithful.

    I tried to escape. Honest, I did. But believe me when I tell you, I didn't know what the hell was going on. What was happening around me was dumbfounding, disturbing, frightening.

    I don't know what it was that compelled me to stay. Maybe it was fear. Maybe it was my obscene sense of curiosity. Maybe it was the smell.

    Whatever the reason, last Friday night I found myself, along with my co-workers Asad Kudiya and Kevin Buehler, in probably the most peculiar situation of my life.

    Cannons were firing. People were chanting. They were gyrating in unison. My God, they were doing synchronized pushups!

    This was called "The Yell," and I found myself unwittingly and unintentionally thrown into the middle of it. It was there that I began to discover just what College Station, Texas was all about-and I'm not exaggerating when I say it may have changed my life forever.

    More than 30,000 Aggie fans crowded the streets outside the stadium just before midnight last Friday, as they do before every home game, ready to take part in this massive pre-game pep rally.

    Now, I had always heard about cults. I had even seen a few documentaries on them on The Learning Channel. Heaven's Gate. Jim Jones and The People's Temple.

    But never had I seen a cult up close and personal until we settled into our places in Kyle Field Friday night.

    It started with the pushups. Then it was the "Fighting Aggie War Hymn," a tune repeated ad nauseam all night long, one that still rings in my head at this very hour.

    Hullabaloo, Caneck, Caneck. Hullabaloo, Caneck, Caneck. All hail to dear old Texas A&M...

    Then it got weird. A group of young men, wearing matching overalls, took center stage down on the sidelines as the raucous crowd suddenly hushed. The men began leading these Aggie faithful in chants, cheers and the reading of Masonic verses.

    And everyone knew exactly what to do-and when to do it. They knew what every hand gesture meant. They knew every word of every chant and every song.

    Everyone except us, of course. We, visitors from Utah, did not belong. We did not have the ceremony down by heart. But we did what we were told. What else could we do?

    "I was confused...and scared," a genuinely shaken Asad told me afterward. "I felt like if I didn't do what they were doing, they were going to rape me."

    We leaned over and bowed our heads with the rest of them. We repeated those infernal chants and sang the praises of the Aggie gods. We leaped up and threw our hands in the air, and praised the Good Laaaaawwwwd, as the four men down in front declared a Jihad on the Utah Ute football team.

    Beat the hell out of Utah, they chanted. Beat the hell out of Utah!!

    The four Yell leaders wailed on the microphone and told the crowd to Riiiiiise Up! They made a strange, Hitler-looking gesture to the crowd, and all of a sudden the people around us threw their arms around us and we all began to sway from side to side, singing that war hymn...and it was then that I realized that everyone was speaking in tongues.

    Hullabaloo, Caneck, Caneck. Hullabaloo, Caneck, Caneck. We're gonna beat you all to Chigaroogarem. Chigaroogarem. Rough, tough, real stuff, Texas A&M!

    My memory is a little fuzzy, but if I remember correctly, everyone around us was wearing long, white cloaks and burning candles. And If I'm not mistaken, there was a virgin sacrifice as well.

    Strange and terrible things began happening inside me. These people had been brainwashed, I was sure of it...but...I kind of liked it. I was oddly titillated by the whole experience, ashamed as I am to admit that.

    I was conflicted. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. I loved them and loathed them. I was repulsed, yet mysteriously drawn to their sick, twisted game, comforted by this theatre of mass worship, this cornucopia of rabid fan psychosis. It was like a KKK gathering on mushrooms.

    Talk about worshipping false idols. This was just for the football team, for Pete's sake. The football team!

    The U football team sometimes struggles to get 35,000 fans at the actual game-A&M got that many for the pep rally. On a late Friday night, no less. These kids should have been getting wasted, having sex and walking around town in a drunken stupor stealing stop signs and falling asleep in public fountains.

    But no-at half past midnight, they were at the football stadium, worshipping Dennis Franchione while four boys in overalls did their best impression of an Episcopal sermon.

    I'd never seen anything like this place. None of us had.

    I mean, what can you say about a town that simultaneously symbolizes everything that is right about college football, and everything that's wrong about our nation's educational system?

    But it wasn't just the football fans-the whole town of College Station was ass-backward.

    The place was littered with the scary but aptly named Crickets on Steroids with Wings, which may or may not have been the apocalyptic, flesh-eating bugs prophesied in the Bible.

    The night desk clerk at our hotel was named Lucifer. Everyone in town drove a maroon-colored pickup truck. The uniform code at every business establishment was an Aggies T-shirt. The school marching band looked uncannily like the Third Reich. We went to a bar where people actually played darts for hours and hours on end. Who does that?!

    Small things, I know. But after our experience Friday night, every little thing made the town seem all the more strange.

    When we left "The Yell" Friday night, none of us could speak. What the hell just happened, we all thought to ourselves. That wasn't just school spirit-it was something different altogether. Those people were just...different. If this wasn't a cult, I didn't know what was.

    The experience of College Station was an odd one. To tell you the truth, I'm just glad I got out of there alive. Hopefully, the place didn't rub off on me.

    Hullabaloo, caneck, caneck. Chigaroogarem. Chigaroogarem.

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    i would enjoy seeing the aftermath of one of those damn gay, hippy liberals stepping on the grass...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tres Leches
    "The Western Alliance" would be a cool name for a conference.
    yes it would

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    Quote Originally Posted by MidTexHorn
    Quote Originally Posted by 6th Street
    It could also mean that state politics will come into play, and Texas can't move without Tech and A&M. Very similar to Baylor being thrown into the Big XII.
    The way he had talked about A&M all night, I took it as a given that A&M goes where we go. The new info to me in his comments was the addition of Tech.
    Agreed. Sounds like Tech has a lot more pull in the state legislature than anyone thought, and they don't want to be hung out to dry if/when Texas and A&M split.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tres Leches
    "The Western Alliance" would be a cool name for a conference.
    Poster HITLER might disagree with that.

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    What no mention of Baylor ?

    As a basketball fan that pleases me.

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    Why does it have to be one conference. The Big 12 and Pac 10 could get together and negotiate a TV deal together and maintain their own identities. Kinda like a union of conferences. Some of em work for Ford, some of em work for GM but they are all part of the UAW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surly Bevo
    Why does it have to be one conference. The Big 12 and Pac 10 could get together and negotiate a TV deal together and maintain their own identities. Kinda like a union of conferences. Some of em work for Ford, some of em work for GM but they are all part of the UAW.
    i am thinking this is most likely, most likely every team play one OOC game against the other conf also.

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    $#@! all that, what did he say about closing the Cactus Cafe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6th Street
    Quote Originally Posted by MidTexHorn
    Quote Originally Posted by 6th Street
    It could also mean that state politics will come into play, and Texas can't move without Tech and A&M. Very similar to Baylor being thrown into the Big XII.
    The way he had talked about A&M all night, I took it as a given that A&M goes where we go. The new info to me in his comments was the addition of Tech.
    Agreed. Sounds like Tech has a lot more pull in the state legislature than anyone thought, and they don't want to be hung out to dry if/when Texas and A&M split.
    kent hance. he'll light the state on fire before tech gets left behind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surly Bevo
    Why does it have to be one conference. The Big 12 and Pac 10 could get together and negotiate a TV deal together and maintain their own identities. Kinda like a union of conferences. Some of em work for Ford, some of em work for GM but they are all part of the UAW.
    that's how i read it as well.

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    I hope someone grilled him on cutting scholarships for national merit finalists. I am a big fan of Bill Powers as well (he was the law school Dean while I was there), but IMO cutting national merit money is just effing retarded. OU fans already crow about having the most finalists per capita and it drives me nuts.

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    Anybody remember what former Cotton Bowl President, Hoss Brock, once said about UH and their fans?

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    Would love to see some sort of alliance with Pac10

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    Quote Originally Posted by flaco View Post
    $#@! all that, what did he say about closing the Cactus Cafe?
    He said that over the years the Cactus has gotten away from playing music that's actually relevant to today's students. This isn't an exact quote but it was something along the lines of "the Cactus didn't play 1940's music in the 1970's, so why is it playing 1970's music today?" The implication was that more student control would be instituted, but he definitely gave us the impression that the Cactus wasn't going anywhere.

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    texas can take A&M and Tech and make the Pac-10 above any other conference better and keep travel schedules relatively easy for the non-revenue sports. I do think the Big 10 and SEC would be a hard sell given their TV contracts -- why add 3-4 Texas schools? Taking 3-4 Texas schools out West makes some sense, but would require a super conference probably with (if the Pac-10) UCLA, USC, Arizona, Arizona State, Texas, A&M, Tech in one division (Southwest?) and the the rest of the Pac-10 in the Northwest Division -- that's one trip to Arizona and one trip to California each year, and one trip to the Northwest each year. Throw in OOC games with Rice, OU and Okie State, Colorado, New Mexico, UTEP, TCU, Arky, LSU, or other relatively close programs and it becomes easily manageable.

    I could also see a joint conference alliance with mandatory OOC games between the Pac-10 and Big 12 and a joint TV deal. Problem is, Pac-10 has the least attractive "national" demographics, though would pull the west coast.

    I could also see Texas using their pull to negotiate its own network within the Big 12. The rest of the league shares the Big 12 contract (with Texas) and Texas gets its own network on cable.

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    There's an almost prophetic quality to this thread.

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    This jives with what my brother heard Deloss say back in 2009 when he spoke at a private function in Dallas. Talked of a mega conference alliance with the Pac 10.

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