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On the Big 12 Conference expanding: I don't think the Big 12 is going to expand. I think they should, but I don't think they will. The Big 12 doesn't want to share any wealth. It wants to keep its pie the same and share it with fewer schools. I'm told that Texas doesn't want TCU. On Oklahoma receiver Ryan Broyles returning for his senior season: I think Broyles probably will return. I didn't think so a little while ago. But I'm more convinced Broyles will be back. I think his draft stock is probably second round. I don't believe Dejuan Miller is a difference-maker. Solid player, but not a difference-maker. Here's the only thing that could keep Broyles from returning. Would he be a first-round pick if he waited? Maybe not. He's not going to get bigger or (appreciably) faster. And the new economic climate is not going to make anyone in the draft (with few exceptions) a bonanza. So why play for free when you could be drawing a paycheck? On who will win the BCS National Championship: Auburn will win, because it's a cold, cruel, dark world. The SEC is not in the habit of losing Big Bowls. On Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon returning for his junior season: I don't see how Blackmon comes back. Who stays when they're going to be a top-15 pick? Not one in 10 guys. On the future of the Big 12 Conference: I think the Big 12 is headed for doom. The Pac-10 was a great safety net for OU and OSU.
Tramel: Big 12 Conference doesn't want to share its wealth
The Oklahoman sports columnist Berry Tramel answered questions from readers in today's Power Lunch chat. Read the entire chat recap here. Participate in our Power Lunch chats Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. at NewsOK.com/sports
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