In all objectivity, the Longhorns are making themselves out to be more than they actually are, but don't worry I have the same sentiment for Notre Dame. But the Big XII conference as it stood for the last decade and a half pretty much revolved around Texas, and I bet anything that there is a hefty amount of quiet resentment towards Austin. Which is the reason why I support TX A&M to the SEC, where at least that conference is not only more competitive, but has a strong sense of egalitarianism, which ironically is the reason why Colorado and Nebraska recently left. But back to the LHN, I just do not see the mass appeal unless it somehow converts to the Big XII Network, which UT doesn't want and would rather have all to themselves. UT will end up as an independent if they still want their own network, otherwise it will dissolve before long.