With the announcement of the bowl partnership between the Big 12 and the SEC, schools in those conferences are feeling even more stable in the ever-changing world of college athletics.
Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger said the agreement brings credibility back to the Big 12. From ESPN.com:
"This agreement reinforces that the Big 12 is exactly what we've been saying for some time -- a strong, stable, vibrant conference that is at the forefront of intercollegiate athletics," said (Zenger).
New football head coach Charlie Weis echoed the same feelings.
"What a great day for the Big 12," he said, "To be matched with the champion of the SEC places the two most successful conferences in the BCS era head-to-head. All Big 12 fans should be happy today.