Oklahoma, Texas have approached SEC about joining conference


Fiyah

Administrator
Staff member
This isn't the swac. That traveling well argument means nothing to schools who can sell out on their own. Its not about attendance; its tv and both Texas and OU have national brands regardless of how competitive they are.. No school in the SEC is turning down an additional $10-20 million

How are they gonna get this extra money? They just signed a 10 deal with Disney for their athletic broadcast in December which runs thru 2034. Are they suppose to go back and say we need more money because we added 2 more teams? It just makes the current 3 Billion Dollar split less to each school going from 14 to 16.
 

bjnt922

Well-Known Member
If this happens and the SEC keeps the divisional format then they may have to consider splitting Bama and Auburn and have them be permanent cross division rivals.

SEC East
Auburn
Florida
Georgia
Kentucky
Missouri
South Carolina
Tennessee
Vanderbilt

SEC West
Alabama
Arkansas
LSU
MS State
Ole Piss
Oklahoma
Texas
Texas A&M
 

Everett Pulliam Jr

Active Member
If this happens and the SEC keeps the divisional format then they may have to consider splitting Bama and Auburn and have them be permanent cross division rivals.

SEC East
Auburn
Florida
Georgia
Kentucky
Missouri
South Carolina
Tennessee
Vanderbilt

SEC West
Alabama
Arkansas
LSU
MS State
Ole Piss
Oklahoma
Texas
Texas A&M
DON'T THINK SO
they could move both Bama and AUburn east.
 

Storm96

Well-Known Member
How are they gonna get this extra money? They just signed a 10 deal with Disney for their athletic broadcast in December which runs thru 2034. Are they suppose to go back and say we need more money because we added 2 more teams?

Yes. I don't care either way but contracts are renegotiated all the time. With the exception of Alabama, who in the SEC has a bigger national football brand than Texas and OU? Texas doesn't win shit but they deliver ratings.. Thats a hell of a bargaining chip to go back to the table.
 
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unknown1

Well-Known Member
Exactly. It's the same thing the AAC was hoping to do but this is all but going to doom them. Big 12 will have no choice but to add at least 2 teams.
 

PQUE

Atomik Dogg
Dr. Commish tried to told you all that Conference realignments were coming. Some said that he did not know what he was talking about. Seems the light skinneded Guy may have had some foresight. The SWAC is 12 member HBCU strong.
 

TSU/BAMA

Well-Known Member
Dr. Commish tried to told you all that Conference realignments were coming. Some said that he did not know what he was talking about. Seems the light skinneded Guy may have had some foresight. The SWAC is 12 member HBCU strong.

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Bulldog Fever

Active Member
If this happens and the SEC keeps the divisional format then they may have to consider splitting Bama and Auburn and have them be permanent cross division rivals.

SEC East
Auburn
Florida
Georgia
Kentucky
Missouri
South Carolina
Tennessee
Vanderbilt

SEC West
Alabama
Arkansas
LSU
MS State
Ole Piss
Oklahoma
Texas
Texas A&M
I think they will have to get rid of the East/West format. Some teams would never play each other for eight plus years.
 

SuaveTiger

I ride for Jacktown
What’s the alternative?
4 four team pods...... they've already been laid out. Each pod member will play every team in its pod every season & 2 schools from each other pod & rotate every 2 seasons. And they're going to a 9 game conference schedule.

Pod 1 Texas, A&M, Oklahoma, Missouri
Pod 2 Arkansas, LSU, Ole Miss, Miss State
Pod 3 Alabama, Auburn, Vandy, Tennessee
Pod 4 Florida, Georgia, S. Carolina, Kentucky
 

tigertrail

Well-Known Member
Listening to The Ticket in Dallas - this sounds like it's all but a done deal. Been working on it for 6 months. Announcement could come next week. Buyout will be roughly 76 million for OU and Texas.
 

Mrwiregrass

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ESPN reported Thursday that both Texas and Oklahoma would likely owe the Big 12 upward of $76 million apiece to buy out the remainder of their grant of media rights agreement, which runs until 2025. A new agreement with the SEC, however, would likely make that price tag easily affordable for the two powerhouse programs.
 

lilC

Well-Known Member
Hmmm....maybe the MEAC should go 12 and we make a CFP thing with. Idk maybe have the audacity to call it THE REAL College Football Championship Breh
 

East Tex Tiger

Well-Known Member
4 four team pods...... they've already been laid out. Each pod member will play every team in its pod every season & 2 schools from each other pod & rotate every 2 seasons. And they're going to a 9 game conference schedule.

Pod 1 Texas, A&M, Oklahoma, Missouri
Pod 2 Arkansas, LSU, Ole Miss, Miss State
Pod 3 Alabama, Auburn, Vandy, Tennessee
Pod 4 Florida, Georgia, S. Carolina, Kentucky
Flip Ark. & Missouri. Traditional rivals.
 

2kool

Well-Known Member
If this happens and the SEC keeps the divisional format then they may have to consider splitting Bama and Auburn and have them be permanent cross division rivals.

SEC East
Auburn
Florida
Georgia
Kentucky
Missouri
South Carolina
Tennessee
Vanderbilt

SEC West
Alabama
Arkansas
LSU
MS State
Ole Piss
Oklahoma
Texas
Texas A&M

I'm thinking Alabama & Auburn end up in the East and Mizzou gets kicked to the West. That's IF they maintain the 2 divisions.
I could also see them going from 8 conference games to 10 and having 2 permanent cross-division games.

SEC East
Alabama
Auburn
Florida
Georgia
Kentucky
South Carolina
Tennessee
Vanderbilt

SEC West
Oklahoma
Texas
Texas A&M
LSU
MS State
Ole Miss
Missouri
Arkansas
 

skyvolt2000

Well-Known Member
I would think TCU and Baylor......possibly to the mountain West??? Tech to the Pac-(insert number). KState to the big 10.......no idea about Kansas.....maybe big 10 also.

TCU left the Mountain West for Big 12. Not sure if MWC wants them back.

Now this does open up 2 spots in the Big 12. Who wants them? Houston? North Texas? A SWAC school? New Mexico? UTEP? SMU?

Houston probably no but North Texas?
 

Storm96

Well-Known Member
TCU left the Mountain West for Big 12. Not sure if MWC wants them back.

Now this does open up 2 spots in the Big 12. Who wants them? Houston? North Texas? A SWAC school? New Mexico? UTEP? SMU?

Houston probably no but North Texas?

Houston is the only answer that makes sense. UNT is a joke athletically...so is UNM and UTEP.
 

In_The_662

Deeeeep In The Delta.....
Houston is probably a given.

Memphis? Cincy? SMU? We know they've been thirsty to get into a P5 conference for a while so this might be their best shot
 
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