Originally Posted by Stemp
Guess you weren't around in the late 80s and early 90s when no one gave a crap about Texas.
Alabama only recently rebuilt their national fanbase with Saban and it's national championships.
UT's fanbase is regional, even though they like the think otherwise. Case in point, difficulty getting the LHN on cable and satellite. When they finally got it on TWC, it was only within the state. There really was little to no demand outside of Texas and even that demand decreased as the football team struggled.
Ohio St, Nebraska, Notre Dame have national fanbases
See, now that's where your ignorance is showing. Even when they're down people give a crap about Texas and when that happens there's an enormous and focused will to bring them back.
When A&M is down no gives a crap about A&M. That must be where you're getting this idea that the same thing applies to the elite schools. It doesn't.
You actually think Alabama "only recently rebuilt their national fanbase with Saban"? That's laughable. Their national fanbase doesn't go away.