TCU’s first year in the Big 12 was about returning to where it wanted to be so badly for so long.
For West Virginia, it’s still about the journey. As happy as the Mountaineers are to have made a soft landing in realignment, they remain geographically isolated within the conference.
It happened with Marcus Johnson. It happened with Daje Johnson and it happened with Dalton Santos.
All of those guys were committed elsewhere until Texas came calling. For Center 2015 safety Johnny Shaw, his offer from the Longhorns came much earlier in the process.