Oklahoma was ‘within 30 minutes’ of heading to Pac-10 in 2010
The board of regents at Oklahoma was “within 30 minutes” of deciding to move the school to the Pac-10 in 2010, according to CBS Sports.
Citing a source from within the school, the report states that Oklahoma nearly joined in on a plan to expand the Pac-10 to 16 schools by adding six programs from the Big 12. Oklahoma ultimately stayed, and the Pac-10 recruited Utah and Colorado to become the Pac-12.
Oklahoma's president and board of regents are currently in disagreement on the future of the Big 12, which has 10 teams.
President David Boren is one of the main supporters of expanding to 12 schools, which would allow the conference to play a football championship game. However, board of regents chairman Max Weitzenhoffer said that he and others on the board don’t agree that there is a significant advantage to expansion.
“If it goes forward, it may get to the point where we may not be able to stop it,” Weitzenhoffer said.
The board ultimately will make the final decision on behalf of Oklahoma.
Among the schools being discussed for expansion are Boise State, BYU, Cincinnati, UConn, UCF, Houston, Memphis and USF.