Imagine if Texas Tech never fired Mike Leach for political reasons and Kansas never fired Mark Mangino for poking a player. Both coaches represent the best possible coach and highest level of success those schools could ever hope to have. Both teams were ranked in the top 20 on a bad week and have never recovered since. The calculus of how strong the Big 12 would be in our current situation, or even whether Texas and OU would have left in the first place, if a Mangino Kansas and Leach TTech were still here is an interesting thought.
Our record might tarnish little bit too then?