Source: Big Ten, Texas Exchanging Numbers
File this under tenuous at best, but sources tell Tom Keenan at the Lawrence Journal World that very preliminary talks about Texas joining the Big Ten have taken place. This wouldn't mark the first time, as the two first flirted almost 2 decades ago. Regardless of the seriousness of the talks, at the very least, this represents the baby steps in a necessary dialogue with easily the best potential target out there.
Make no mistake about it: Texas is the whale, not Notre Dame.