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Paul Finebaum: The Big 12 Is Dying

Paul Finebaum speaks on his show on ESPN.

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The college football analyst says the conference is dying.

ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum has been pretty vocal about his pessimism for the Big 12 conference.

The voice of the SEC believes Oklahoma wants out and that Texas will likely follow.

During an interview on Sirius XM Radio today, Finebaum said that the Big 12 is, basically, dying.

From the Dallas Morning News:

“I see the Big 12 as a complete trainwreck. The Big 12 is the Titanic, and you can see the iceberg in sight,” Finebaum said, per The Dallas Morning News. “I love the fact that at the Big 12 meetings the other day, the athletic directors all scoffed at reports with the old Mark Twain line, “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” I don’t think we’re exaggerating. You can lay out any set of facts you want and in my mind, they don’t have an answer other than being in a complete state of oblivion."

Of the Power 5 conferences, the Big 12 does seem most-likely to vanish, but it's unclear at this point what kind of timeline the league is on.