Listen up: Big 12 is in a better place

Conference Realignment By The Numbers (0:44)

John Buccigross talks about the confusion created by recent conference shakeups. (0:44)

More and more opinions continue to roll in as the college sports world tries to settle down after the Big 12 has stabilized overnight into a 10-team league.

ESPN analyst Bob Davie talks about how the Big 12 was conceived under difficult circumstances and how it is moving toward a better end.Listen Click here for the podcast.

ESPN analyst Mark May, who isn't happy about the movement because he prefers the tradition of the older conferences, explains why he always thought the Big 12 would shrink to 10 teams.Listen Click here for the podcast.

Texas coach Mack Brown understands why his school had to explore its options, but he was always hoping the Longhorns would remain in the Big 12.Listen Click here for the podcast.

BCS executive director Bill Hancock says there likely would have been one less automatic bid and one more at-large bid for the BCS if the Big 12 had ceased to exist.Listen Click here for the podcast.

SI.com senior writer Andy Staples thinks Texas' desire to have its own television network is what stopped the Longhorns from fleeing to the Pac-10.Listen Click here for the podcast.