On Wednesday, Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman wrote that with Texas A&M leaving the Big XII, other schools might soon follow suit and accelerate the decline of that conference. Now, it looks like Oklahoma is weighing its options after comments by school president David Boren on Friday.
"Of course, we have some great partners in the existing Big 12. We have interest from other conferences and other universities, so it's really a tribute to the strength of our program at the University of Oklahoma that there is so much interest in us," Boren said.
"So, we have to carefully evaluate the various comments that are being made to us and the various possibilities that are being shown to us before we decide what's best for the university to do."
As long as you hear people like Boren saying stuff like this, expect Pitt to scoff at any mention of moving to the Big XII. This is just the latest example of how dangerously unstable the conference is, and so long as that's the case, Pitt isn't going anywhere near jumping the Big East ship for the Big XII.
That said, in the event Oklahoma and other Big XII schools follow through and do move out of that conference, then Pitt will have to keep a very careful eye on the college football landscape. The dawn of the age of superconferences may be at hand if things get to that point, and Pitt will have to make sure it has a seat at the big boy table when the music stops.