I was just responding to your suggestion that OU/OkSU and KU/KSU could be split if each had a good landing spot. That's true in theory, but since I can't imagine a scenario where either the B1G or SEC would want KSU or OkSU it doesn't work so well in practice. Maybe the SEC might be interested if they went beyond 16 teams, but even then I'm not sure they would add enough eyeballs to justify them. The reason why it is difficult to separate those schools is mostly political. In the case OkSU, they have a lot of political power because T. Boone Pickens is such a powerful alum/booster, and they could easily get the legislature and governor to scuttle any deal that allows OU to leave the BigXII while leaving them behind. KSU and Kansas lack the all-powerful alum/booster, but the legislature and governor would make things difficult for either to leave if the other didn't have a landing spot. If politics didn't play a role, I'd totally agree with you that the programs would definitely be separable because of the lure of more money. This same reason is why B1G expansion may run into trouble in Virginia and North Carolina if the SEC doesn't want to expand. Splitting VA and VPI and UNC and NCSU is easy if the B1G wants a pair of them and the SEC wants the other pair, but becomes politically difficult if the SEC wants to stand pat. Nebraska, Maryland, and Rutgers were easy gets because they don't have this problem.