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Oklahoma And Texas Have Inquired About Moving To The SEC

College football’s best conference may be on the verge of adding more firepower. According to Brent Zwerneman, Big 12 rivals Texas and Oklahoma have reached out to the Southeastern Conference about joining. The traditional football powerhouses have their sights set on forming a 16-team super league.

Per Zwerneman’s report, which appears in the Houston Chronicle, an announcement regarding the move could come “within a couple of weeks.”

When asked about potentially adding the Sooners and Longhorns to the conference, commissioner Greg Sankey declined to comment:

Oklahoma would be taking a big gamble by leaving the Big 12, which they’ve dominated in recent years. The Sooners have won six-straight conference titles and would face stiffer competition in the SEC. Texas last claimed a Big 12 title in 2009.

Texas A&M, who is currently the only SEC team residing in Texas, appears unlikely to roll out the welcome mat should the Longhorns and Sooners make the move:

Teams representing the SEC have won three of the last four college football national championships and have sent at least one team to the title game in six consecutive seasons.

Adding Texas and OU to the Southeastern Conference would further enhance the SEC’s reputation as the nation’s premier college football conference.

Written by Anthony Farris

Anthony is a former high school basketball intramural champion who played a leading role in creating two offspring. He spends his weekends hoping for an MTV Rock N' Jock revival.

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    • Asinine statement. Long gone are the BIG12 days of CU,NU,TX,OU,KSU and A&M. OU and Texas are the only true powers in that conference. The have every right and should look elsewhere to further bolster their brand and competition. OU especially. Texas has been mediocre for the last decade and would I think struggle in the SEC in football competition and wouldn’t be able to call the shots and whine like they do in the current BIG12. Making the BIG12 competitive again would be impossible for teams to consistently win like the programs did in the early 2000’s

    • So true. In an era of historical ignorance, anything traditional is getting wadded up like a week old newspaper without a care. No one has the humility or respect for history to stop and think, “Before we get the wrecking ball out, have we taken time to understand why our forefathers, who were at least as smart as we are today, chose to do the things the way they did? Am I missing anything important?” Failure to do that’s precisely how catastrophic mistakes are made.

  1. I’d love to see UT and OU play a 10-game conference schedule where the “cupcake” is Mississippi St — who WON’T be scared of paying in Austin or Norman… Both of these schools still have latent PTSD if you mention Arkansas on campus. Now, they think they wanna add BAMA, LSU, AgBurn, and Georgia/Florida/Tennessee every year. Looks like 9 out f 10 seasons will be a 8-4 or 9-3 with a trip to the Gator Bowl…

    It’s one thing to have to play JUST Texas or JUST Oklahoma every year, it’s quite another when you play 2 or 3 Teams that are BETTER than that and 5 or 6 teams equal to them.. God Bless you, boys — be careful what you ask for, YOU JUST MIGHT GET IT!

  2. The SEC should tell the pansy-assed fan base at TU to go pound sand. Those people have convinced the Big 12 to make a penalty out of an opponent doing the horns down hand gesture. Texas runs the Big 12 and would expect the exact same thing to happen in the SEC.

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