I'm supposed to be off today, but I'm obviously following all of the expansion buzz. Barring any breaking news, the blog will be pretty quiet this afternoon. My prediction: you'll be hearing from me again soon.
For now, munch on these links:
The Big 12 is challenging Tom Osborne, who doesn't shy away from making gutsy calls, Tom Shatel writes in the Omaha World-Herald. A good breakdown of Nebraska's options from Steven M. Sipple of the Lincoln Journal-Star.
An athletic director tells Orangebloods.com's Chip Brown that the Big Ten would stop its expansion push if it lands Notre Dame.
Minnesota AD Joel Maturi, who attended the Big Ten meeting Sunday, sounds off on the Notre Dame question, Sid Hartman writes in the Star Tribune.
The Pac-10 is more willing than the Big Ten to accept Texas' demands, Doug Lesmerises writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The Big Ten shouldn't drag its feet any longer with expansion, Drew Sharp writes in the Detroit Free Press.
Adding Syracuse could be the key to adding Notre Dame, CBSSports.com's Dennis Dodd writes.
More on Notre Dame and the Big Ten from The New York Times' Pete Thamel.
Everything hinges on Texas, Dave Curtis writes in The Sporting News.