With all due respect, here is our message to Oklahoma President David Boren:  Shut up.

Boren has been the loudest voice in the Big 12 room. He comes out of meetings, someone asks him a question and he answers it, often with an opinion which creates headlines.

The problem is that the topic these days is Big 12 expansion. Boren, who is also Chairman of the Big 12 Board of Directors, came out of an OU Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday and said the Big 12 might expand–but there was no guarantee that it would. He also said there was no guarantee it wouldn’t or that a decision or announcement would come out of the next Big 12 Board of Directors meeting in mid-October.

This, of course, provided little insight as to what would happen with the Big 12. Boren covered all the bases. But it was unnecessary chatter.  One could only wonder what Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby, who has imposed a gag order on all the potential candidates for expansion, must have thought. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.