HOOVER, Ala. — It was a pretty quaint Wednesday before the bombshell of a news story regarding Texas and Oklahoma reaching to join the SEC.
Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle was the first to report the news that the Longhorns and Sooners are considering leaving the Big 12. The news sent shock waves throughout the conference.
“I bet they would,” Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher said when told of the news.
Commissioner Greg Sankey was less forthcoming when asked about the news, telling reporters he does not respond to anonymous sources.
Yet the news very quickly became what everyone was talking about. Such a potential move would reverberate throughout out not just Athens and the SEC, but the sport as a whole.
It would also add two sizeable powers to the league. Oklahoma has made the College Football Playoff four times since it started in 2014. While Texas routinely fluctuates from back to not back, more often than not the Longhorns would likely field a competitive team.
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