After a meeting last weekend of school power brokers -- including UT president William Powers and OU grand poobah David Boren -- it's clear that Texas-OU Weekend will survive regardless of where the Longhorns and Sooners wind up in this chaotic restructuring of conferences.
According to a source familiar with the talks, even if OU, as expected, bolts the Big 12 for the Pac 12 and Texas stays behind -- or goes Independent -- the Texas-OU game will still be played in the metroplex.
The Red River Rivalry game, played in Dallas since 1900, has a contract to stay in Dallas' Cotton Bowl through 2015. After that ...
The schools will seriously consider relocating the series to either a home-and-home schedule with games alternately played in Austin and Norman, or moving west to Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.
The good news: Texas-OU will continue playing.
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The bad news: Probably only in Dallas for another five years.