Here’s a Pitt-related hypothetical to ponder: What would the last eight-nine years be like for Pitt had TCU joined the Big East in 2012, and not backed out prematurely? We’ll assume that under such an agreement, the Big East would have gotten a tv contract from ESPN that they’d feel comfortable signing. This means TCU joins and Pitt, Syracuse, and WVU stay for the time being. The conference would now look something like this: - Pitt - West Virginia - Syracuse - Louisville - Rutgers - UConn - South Florida - Cincinnati - TCU At nine schools, the Big East would likely add one other school to get to ten. Who would this be? Memphis, UCF, Temple? Perhaps they add all three to get to 12? Maybe the Big East goes after Big XII schools if they had fallen under, assuming Texas, OU, etc. left and WVU/TCU never joined. Would they add three Big XII schools to create an East/west division alignment? Now, here’s a few more questions to consider, - Do Louisville and Rutgers leave for the ACC and Big Ten if this happens? - Does Pitt have more or less success in such a conference during the 2010s? Maybe we make a NY6 bowl? What say you?