“I would cut them off on that thing real quick,” Pickens said. “Your problem is DeLoss (Dodds, UT's athletic director). DeLoss is a guy who's always played with all the cards.
“I told him six weeks ago, ‘we understand you've got the best hand. But you can't keep doing that to people. You gotta show leadership.
“Big 12, come to your senses. Step up on leadership. Explain to Texas that whatever they have that's different, it's not (going to be) different anymore.”
Pickens said his message to OSU president Burns Hargis and athletic director Mike Holder is be patient.
Pickens said if OSU and OU enter the Pac-12, “are you going to be full-fledged members? Not ever, probably. You'll be viewed as the division without the ocean. You'll get to play SC (Southern Cal) at Stillwater every eight years. That's not much of a deal.”