Kansas and Kansas State are rivals in the world of college athletics. But in the world of school executives, they are not.
Lew Perkins said on Wednesday that if he had to "go to war" with someone it would be Kansas State president Kirk Schulz and AD John Currie.
Kansas and Kansas State officials said during the process that the two schools wouldn't be breaking up even as it looked possible at different time that Kansas would make the jump to the Pac-10 or SEC.
Perkins says the two schools were together step-by-step.
His words indicate that neither side was ever serious about leaving each other. This is something to keep in mind if and when the Big 12 is in a similar situation within a year.