According to everyone's favorite intrepid reporter Chip Brown, the Texas board of regents will meet on Monday and will authorize President William to do as he sees fit regarding Texas' conference membership. If you read this collegefootballtalk post, in the second bullet point they mention a departure by OU, Okie St, Tx and TT will trigger a move by MU to the SEC or B1G. In fact almost all realignment scenarios predict MU will have an automatic in to one of three remaining "Premier" conferences.
So here is my question, do you think this belief is based some sort of source, or just an assumption that as the most attractive of the remaining Big 12 schools we will be snapped up? I realize that in general we are fairly dismissive of the anonymous source, and with good reason. However I would feel a little more confident for MU's future as a member of the D-I's upper tier if the guarantee of a soft landing spot was not just the idle musing of a sportswriter attempting to be the first to break a story.
I know there was a report that the SEC was down to MU or WVU, but I haven't seen anything that says we are the first choice, or that the SEC would move quickly, and I realize their are far worse fates than ending up in the Big East. However the though of moving from the least stable of the conferences to the least stable of the remaining conferences as the seemingly inexorable march to four 16 team ultra-mega-conferences continues does not fill me with confidence that we won't be here again in 5 years.In the end I suppose it doesn't really matter, I'll still cheer for the Tigers come what may, still revel in the wins, still lament the losses, I just wondered what everyone else thought of our current predicament.