Bowlsby's latest comments are proof that there has been a lot of talk behind the scenes. Without FSU, the Big 12 is not expanding, according to Bowlsby. He didn't say that like that, but he said that the team that comes in the B12 would have to move the economic needle. That can only be FSU with Miami.
My guess is that the Big 12 wants to add FSU and Miami, and then play the wait game for Notre Dame.