"An announcement could come within a couple of weeks concerning the potential addition of UT and OU to the league, the person said" https://t.co/55TBgKmTls
If UT and OU want to come, the SEC is taking them. We may talk slow but we’re not dumb down here. That’s a complete monopoly on 25% of the country, we aren’t turning that down to protect A&M from big brother.
Well, this is large, and quite the scoop by Brent.
"An announcement could come within a couple of weeks concerning the potential addition of UT and OU to the league." https://t.co/54CylSoqRp
A&M athletic director Ross Bjork says this about potential #SEC expansion with UT and OU: "There's a reason why we left..." and "we want a stand alone identity" in the state of Texas in the best conference in America. #SECMediaDays
I like maps so here’s my proposals ~IF~ UT and OU were to join the #SEC. Assuming no one is kicked out. If you’re color blind I’m sorry.
Red: Similar to how the line is drawn in the current format
Blue: True East and West
Green: Change to North and South
Texas, Oklahoma and the SEC:
Why would UT and OU go to a more crowded conference where TV rev gets split into smaller pieces? They wouldn't.
BUT... what if the SEC was exploring a landmark change?
What if the SEC was looking into leaving the NCAA?
That gets their attention.
With the Big 12 TV contract negotiations coming up (current deal ends in '25), news that Texas and Oklahoma are trying to join the SEC could not come at a worse time. Even if the other Big 12 schools rally together, TV networks will be stand-offish until UT and OU are "situated."
WOW! My question has always been whether UT and OU can proactively leave Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and others behind politically because this comes close to killing the Big 12 for power conference purposes. Lots to process here. https://t.co/C365zWTfwU
Ironically, after Oklahoma and Texas, Kansas is the next most desirable school left in the Big 12. They play football (I promise), and they're the only school after UT and OU with a national brand.
Exclusive: Texas, Oklahoma reach out to SEC about joining conference
"An announcement could come within a couple of weeks concerning the potential addition of UT and OU to the league," writes @BrentZwerneman
Jimbo Fisher added this about potential SEC expansion with UT and OU, "Be careful what you ask for when you come in this league" on SEC Network. #SECMediaDays #GigEm
If this gets voted down, the Big Ten, ACC and PAC-12 will be offering instantly (though intermediaries, of course). In fact, those three should have let UT and OU know yesterday they are all-in. https://t.co/QNDXFc01hi
Right? Particularly if the push is to get to 16. If you need two to get to 16, how do you not ask UT and OU.
Now with UT and OU looking to get to the SEC which I assume no smoke but tons of fire. Who would you want the B1G to go get to counter the SEC?
Im sure they have plans in place to scoop up Sam Houston State and Cincinnati to replace UT and OU. It’s what the Big12-4+2 would do.
Almost feels like when the Big East broke up, after we got there. Big 12 may be headed in that direction. American may be the better of the 2, if UT and OU move.
Respectfully, your reponse is typical UT arrogance. UT and OU need the SEC. Not the other way around.
My conspiracy theory angle:
UT and ou called SEC months ago to inquire.
SEC made some inquiries to schools and did some “work” to get approval votes.
SEC called NCAA to inform it was a go soon and 4 team playoffs had to expand
NCAA moved QUICK to start track to 12 teams
Thanks for the info. Kind of a huge sticking point, then. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. If UT and OU are serious, sounds like things could get very contentious and/or expensive fast.
I understand why UT and OU would want the SEC, and why the SEC would want UT, Austin is world-class, as is their education, but why hang that anchor of a school in Oklahoma around their necks? #HookEm
Let’s see the Pac12 make UT and ou and offer
Agreed and I'm pleased with the rivalry. I want UT and OU at least to be joined at the hips in football with conference affiliation. https://t.co/7UbZYuk7aI
Aggies will be in full meltdown mode if UT and OU join the SEC
I mean am I crazy for not wanting to add two more probable losses to our already probable loss heavy schedule?
Bring in us and houston to replace UT and OU. its not a top tier conference but I would rather be competitive than get our ass beat in the SEC.
and I talking about where KU might end up if UT and OU go to the SEC, and I think I wanna cry.
As a Big East fan I can assure you that is a good way to die a slow death. It's best to hope ut and ou are bluffing and give them whatever they want to stay
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Yup. I’d guess South Carolina, Vandy and Kentucky will be yes. Add UT and OU and those three schools historically aren’t gonna compete for an SEC title anyway and will be happy with the increased paycheck. Interested in the others besides bama
A heaping helping of money when you include the Longhorns in your next TV deal. I think if the push is to get to 16, I can’t imagine them not wanting UT and OU.