Couple of other points though.
Neuheisel saying UCLA might be a candidate to do something else
Arizona schools also potentially
But the big part is that by 2022, 2024 at the latest, the XII schools can be out of the conference without losing rights, and that might mean Texas and OU are just treading water to decide what their long term future is
In the meantime, political ploys to get UH in the conference may or may not work. It doesn't bring a new market for tv revenues. The conference already has the Houston tv market with the Texas schools in the conference. For tv purposes, new schools need to mean better revenues for the conference. That's not really the case with UH
And with tie ins already, announcements in 2017 still don't get new teams in the conference before 2018 and 2019. By then, the conference could be on the downhill slide to the big dogs leaving the conference. I don't think there's any way that OU and Texas sign an agreement to stay in the conference beyond the 2022/2024 rights limits they have currently agreed to