The Big 12 made a mistake last week. The league had a source leak word to The New York Times’ Pete Thamel that they were going to chase Notre Dame and Arkansas should Texas A&M leave. Well, A&M left and Notre Dame and Arkansas aren’t coming.
Now the Big 12 will have to move on to fallback candidates like BYU.
We at MrSEC.com have not spoken to a sole at the University of Arkansas, in the Arkansas media, or in the Arkansas fanbase who hasn’t guffawed, horselaughed or hee-hawed at the idea of UA leaving the stable SEC for the unstable Big 12.
Harry King of ArkansasNews.com explains the situation as follows:
“Thamel admitted Notre Dame and Arkansas are longshots. As for Arkansas, longshot does not come close to describing the Razorbacks’ status. Longshot indicated there is some chance. Occasionally, longshots win at Oaklawn Park.”
Let’s put this one to bed. Arkansas is not going anywhere.