On Wednesday, Oklahoma's president said the Big XII "should strive for" a 12-team league. Since it is the end of June, when you're more likely to see snowflakes than college football news*, several outlets pounced on the story and began speculation on who teams XI and XII might be.
*Or at least, college football news outside of recruiting and arrests. Those two topics know no off-season.
One of those pieces came from ESPN's Jake Trotter
, who broke down 12 possible additions from most likely (BYU, Memphis, Boise State, Cincinnati, etc.), less likely (Florida State and Clemson, or other defectors from a Power 5 conference), down to the least likely: Nebraska.
You're reading that correctly: somebody at the Worldwide Leader made a case for Nebraska going back to the Big XII.
Now, before I rip his rationale to shreds, it is worth mentioning in Trotter's defense that he considers North Dakota State* - a current member of the FCS - a much more likely addition than Nebraska. Whether or not this improves Trotter's credibility is up to you.
*Be sure to give Trotter credit for this spectacular factoid about the Bison: "They actually have as many wins against the Big 12 as Kansas does in the last five years."
But let's face it: at best, suggesting Nebraska as a "new" member of the Big XII is an