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Which moving team will do best in Year 1?

July, 4, 2012
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Sunday was officially moving day in college sports. We officially said goodbye to A&M and Mizzou back in February, but the page officially turned on July 1.

The Big 12 was in the middle of it all, introducing TCU and West Virginia on the same day two of the league's founding members left.

That was a year after two more founding members -- Colorado and Nebraska -- left the league.

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Which incoming/outgoing Big 12 football team will do best in the first year in its new conference?

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Discuss (Total votes: 3,691)

Last season, Colorado struggled under a new coach in the Pac-12, winning just two conference games and finishing 3-10.

Nebraska was picked by many to win its division in the first year of the new Big Ten, but it went just 9-4 and finished third in the Legends Division, including two lopsided losses to Big Ten powers Michigan and Wisconsin.

How will all the teams changing leagues in 2012 do in their first year in their new digs?

Texas A&M is breaking in a new quarterback (Jameill Showers, probably), new coach (Kevin Sumlin) and new athletic director (Eric Hyman), but has loads more talent than Colorado has had in a long, long time.

Missouri brings back most of its eight-win team from 2011, but will its spread offense succeed in the more physical SEC?

TCU and West Virginia will boast some of the Big 12's best offenses, but the big question without an answer is whether they can handle the week-to-week grind in the Big 12 that the Big East and Mountain West Conference lacked.

So, take your pick.

In Year 1, which team will have the best record? Vote in our poll.

On GAC: Big 12 commish Dan Beebe talks expansion

May, 21, 2010
5/21/10
12:26
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Galloway and Company’s Ian Fitzsimmons and Jon Berger talked to Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe regarding college football conference expansion, scenarios, teams that may leave and more. Here’s a taste of what he had to say:

Q: Do you see concept of power conferences being where things are headed?

Beebe: I don’t think so, but maybe I’ve having trouble distinguishing my hope from my hunch. At the end of the day, what we have right now is a very good setup for considering the regions of the country that everybody represents and try to keep college football strong throughout the country. I think we’re going to be regretful if we disregard that and start to expand outside the regions and create bigger conferences that aren’t going to be as meaningful for the student-athletes, the fans or anybody else. I think in college sports, a lot of the interest lies in fans’ teams playing against teams of people they know, not people outside of their region.

Q: Are you worried at all about the Big 12 could be going the same way as the Big Eight and the Southwest Conference if things don’t go as you hope they do?

Beebe: If you qualify it “at all,” yes. But that’s a small degree. And I think I’m being paid to worry about all scenarios. So I don’t think that’s what’s going to happen. I’m making all the plans and work that I can do to make it not happen. But I think that you can’t assume that you’re going to be in a certain position. You’ve got to act like any scenario is possible and try to plan to prevent total disarray.”

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