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This TCU To Big East Thing Has Legs. Frogs Legs.

Oof. It's gonna take a little while to work off that title.

When the whole TCU to the Big East thing broke, I was operating under the idea that it was simply a strong-arm tactic b the conference to make Villanova see they better hurry up and jump to FBS for football.As much as TCU is a million times better football program, Nova just fits every other category way better.

Now, with the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram's report that TCU officials have indeed met recently to discuss the move, I'm not so sure.

TCU has met with Big East officials within the past 30 days to discuss the logistics of a move by TCU in either the 2011 or 2012 seasons, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte has been unavailable for comment while on business in New York and Philadelphia the past few days.

Business in New York and Philadelphia? Ahem.  TCU gave a good reason as to why he was in Philly (MWC TV talks) but not for why he was in NYC.

Now that I've had some time to mull it over, I think I'm all for it. Why the hell not? If waiting for Villanova is the sale, long-term option and TCU is the wacky short-term option, why not go for the latter at this point? What does the Big East have to lose by just saying "F**k it" and grabbing as many quality teams as possible to save its ass.

I've been complaining about the Big East never does anything proactive for a long time. This actual feels like the first time they're doing something beyond the obvious. We'll see how it develops, but its encouraging.

The article does say that Villanova's decision might impact whether or not TCU joins and its not clear if they want Nova in to make it a 10-team conference or if they don't want any other newbies joining the fray. Me? I'd love to have them both. We get the best of both worlds...a traditional, regional Big East team with a foothold in a major Northeastern market and a top-tier football program.

Of course, if TCU comes over a full member, there's the basketball glut issue. Do we kick out someone like DePaul? Or just add one more team to the already over-saturated mix? We'll cross that bridge when we come to it.