If the Big 12 does add West Virginia - as appears to be the case from all accounts - Kansas State coach Frank Martin is ecstatic.
Not necessarily because it'll bring his mentor of sorts, Mountaineers coach Bob Huggins, to the league.
"It's a Hall of Fame coach who went to the Final Four a couple years ago," Martin told CBSSports.com. "If it does happen, it's awesome. Our league instantly gets better."
Martin said he spoke to Huggins on Monday afternoon and the two spoke exclusively about basketball.
"I don't think he had any idea this was coming," Martin said of the reports that have West Virginia leaving the Big East.
Martin said his preference is for the league to be at a dozen teams, but he reiterated that he has complete confidence in the leadership of the Big 12 - whatever direction it chooses to go.
"I have never waffled on the decisions that have been made," Martin said. "I know people on the outside want to complain that we don't have stability, but Kansas State is in a better place than it was five years ago because of the Big 12."
"West Virginia's football program is always in the top of the Big East," he added. "It's big-time football and we don't even have to talk about it basketball-wise."
The addition of West Virginia and TCU would replace outgoing Texas A&M and Missouri - which appears set to depart for the SEC.
"People talk about us being vulnerable," Martin said. "But look at who we are adding."http://eye-on-college-basketball.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/26283066/32940421