A report by Tom Keegan of the Lawrence Journal-World sent the college football world into another spin on Thursday. The Big Ten has had "preliminary exchanges" with Texas about changing conferences, according to an anonymous source.
"People will deny that, but it's accurate," the person told Keegan.
True or not, it's another signal that we're about to enter a new era of college football. It's no longer if expansion is coming, but when.
Columnists and bloggers were busy placing their bets. Will the Longhorns leave the Big 12 and jump to the Big Ten, or is this just idle chatter.
A look at where they stand:
Kirk Bohls, Austin American-Statesman: Texas isn't joining the Big Ten. No way, no how. So put down your Ohio State pompoms and that JoePa pennant.
Richard Justice, Houston Chronicle: Lubbock for Columbus? Check. College Station for Ann Arbor? Don't ask. As for giving up Stillwater and Manhattan, well, it would be a struggle, but the Twin Cities is way nicer than any Big 12 city. Let's do it!