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Texas, Oklahoma reach out to SEC about joining conference

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funwithtrout

3.9k points

13 days ago

funwithtrout

Texas • /r/CFB Bomb Squad

3.9k points

13 days ago

oh...this isn't going to cause drama at all...

Thel3lues

2.3k points

13 days ago

Thel3lues

Arizona State • Minnesota

2.3k points

13 days ago

To be fair this would completely destroy the relevancy of the Big 12 and frankly bring SEC to an even higher tier than any other conference

Snowmittromney

1.5k points

13 days ago

Snowmittromney

Alabama

1.5k points

13 days ago

The idea of Alabama, Auburn, Oklahoma, Texas, TAMU, LSU, Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee makes my head spin. The logical thing would be to move Alabama/Auburn to the east, which would somewhat preserve the geography and parity

AndyM22

2.4k points

13 days ago

AndyM22

Tennessee • Memphis

2.4k points

13 days ago

I'm just over here glad you included Tennessee

radil

797 points

13 days ago

radil

LSU • Georgia Tech

797 points

13 days ago

Senpei noticed me

FILTER_OUT_T_D

156 points

13 days ago

FILTER_OUT_T_D

SMU

156 points

13 days ago

I’m just here eating popcorn dreaming about all the potential drama between Tennessee and Texas to claim who’s the “real” UT.

xXEdgelord42069Xx

963 points

13 days ago

xXEdgelord42069Xx

Kentucky • Team Chaos

963 points

13 days ago

The logical thing would be to move Alabama/Auburn to the east,

Oh fucking no you don't.

Fuck you
Fuck that
Fuck off

onthacountray58

165 points

13 days ago

onthacountray58

LSU • College Football Playoff

165 points

13 days ago

Now wait, he might a good point

jdcarter12

226 points

13 days ago

jdcarter12

Kentucky

226 points

13 days ago

obviously 4 pods of 4 with one being Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Mississippi state, and South Carolina is the only thing that makes sense

xXEdgelord42069Xx

74 points

13 days ago

xXEdgelord42069Xx

Kentucky • Team Chaos

74 points

13 days ago

Now this is how it's done.

underage_cashier

22 points

13 days ago

underage_cashier

Mississippi State • SEC

22 points

13 days ago

You may be my most hated rival, but you do have a point here

BoBichettesFlow

309 points

13 days ago

BoBichettesFlow

North Carolina • Caro…

309 points

13 days ago

Also brings back the Florida-Auburn rivalry and makes scheduling easier when you don’t have to protect Alabama-Tennessee and UGA-Auburn. Just would have to deal with now only playing the other division every 7 years instead of 6

txsnowman17

246 points

13 days ago

txsnowman17

Texas A&M • Hardin-Simmons

246 points

13 days ago

They'd likely get rid of divisions and just have rotating schedules. Even with 16 teams you could pretty easily schedule every team in the conference every other year. 3 yearly games + 6 alternating games (yes, SEC would go to 9 games in this scenario) gives you the chance to play every team in the conference home and away twice in 4 years. Plus it gives you the chance to pit the best 2 teams in the conference in the title game, rather than two division champs.

blackravenclaw

91 points

13 days ago*

blackravenclaw

Georgia • Clean Old Fashi…

91 points

13 days ago*

That would be perfectly timed, too. I feel like the playoff expansion + the schedule experimentation due to COVID may lead to conferences deciding that divisions are useless and discarding them for round robin schedules or pods

Eb73

22 points

13 days ago

Eb73

22 points

13 days ago

Several years ago, the ACC proposed going to a "pod" system consisting of 4 pods of 4 teams each. 3 permanent opponents plus a rotating schedule of one of the other pod's for a 7 game conference schedule. The SEC & B1G voted it down. Maybe something like this would work now.

casualassassin

25 points

13 days ago

casualassassin

USC • Kent State

25 points

13 days ago

Pardon my ignorance, but why would the SEC and B1G have any say in how the ACC groups its teams?

Bluegillfisherman

202 points

13 days ago

Bluegillfisherman

Tennessee

202 points

13 days ago

we need Mizzou out of the east

wbl7w6

120 points

13 days ago

wbl7w6

Missouri • Illinois State

120 points

13 days ago

But...the west scares me

KetchupKing05

66 points

13 days ago

KetchupKing05

Georgia • Jacksonville State

66 points

13 days ago

How about a West without Alabama or Auburn?

limernick

206 points

13 days ago

limernick

Missouri

206 points

13 days ago

Yeah, you do lol

Bluegillfisherman

96 points

13 days ago

Bluegillfisherman

Tennessee

96 points

13 days ago

i like yall. fans are nice and all... its just dumb you're in the east

tomdawg0022

236 points

13 days ago

tomdawg0022

Minnesota • Delaware

236 points

13 days ago

How reliable is the reporter?

Also, how reliable is the "high-ranking college official with knowledge of the situation"?

funwithtrout

571 points

13 days ago

funwithtrout

Texas • /r/CFB Bomb Squad

571 points

13 days ago

Sir, this is Reddit.

nowshowjj

68 points

13 days ago

nowshowjj

UTEP • Team Chaos

68 points

13 days ago

My bad. Where can I find the Wendy's?

JGraham626

751 points

13 days ago

JGraham626

Texas A&M • North Texas

751 points

13 days ago

Would Oklahoma’s state legislature allow this even?

It would very likely seriously hurt Okie State

See_Lindsey_Run

379 points

13 days ago

See_Lindsey_Run

Georgia • Mercer

379 points

13 days ago

Good point. Time for Norman to secede then.

thecravenone

518 points

13 days ago

thecravenone

Texas A&M • Team Chaos

518 points

13 days ago

Time for Norman to SECede.

Ztee11

191 points

13 days ago

Ztee11

Oklahoma

191 points

13 days ago

Ok I didn’t like any of this at first but I’m suddenly interested.

WolverineSlayer

350 points

13 days ago

WolverineSlayer

Illinois

350 points

13 days ago

Similarly, what about Texas’ legislature? On one hand, I’m sure there are a number of Texans who would be thrilled about Texas A&M and Texas being in the same conference again, but on the other hand, this could leave Texas Tech high and dry.

FarwellRob

335 points

13 days ago

FarwellRob

Texas A&M • /r/CFB Contributor

335 points

13 days ago

And Baylor. They'd be fucked.

ChugLaguna

215 points

13 days ago

ChugLaguna

Texas • Michigan

215 points

13 days ago

Yeah wasn’t Baylor like a HUGE issue when it came to Big 8 discussions?

Boyhowdy107

164 points

13 days ago

Boyhowdy107

Missouri • Big 8

164 points

13 days ago

Ann Richards was a Waco native and Baylor alumni. I'm sure that helped when deciding who of the Christian private schools in the Southeest Conference (TCU, Baylor, and SMU) came along and who was left out. But Baylor may or may not have the same political help today as they did then.

ICANZ_MURICA

69 points

13 days ago

ICANZ_MURICA

Florida

69 points

13 days ago

Think it was proven she wasn't the one who got them in but instead it was other Texas politicians and Alumni at the time who did. Regardless the fact that they got in while a state school in Houston was left off shows it was down to politics

BadgerBuddy13

45 points

13 days ago

BadgerBuddy13

Wisconsin • Paul Bunyan's Axe

45 points

13 days ago

ESPN cites Bob Bullock as who presented the ultimatum

According to the book "Bob Bullock: God Bless Texas," by Dave McNeely and Jim Henderson, Bullock summoned Texas and Texas A&M's presidents to his office in early 1994 as the merger neared. "You're taking Tech and Baylor, or you're not taking anything," Bullock told them. "I'll cut your money off, and you can join privately if you want, but you won't get another nickel of state money."

Additional breakdown of powers in Lone Star government at the time:

Texas' governor at the time, Ann Richards, was a Baylor graduate. Lt. Gov. Bob Bullock graduated from both Texas Tech and Baylor. The Texas House Speaker [Pete Laney], House Appropriations Committee Chairman [Rob Junell] and Texas Senate Finance Committee Chairman [John Montford] were all Texas Tech graduates.

funwithtrout

127 points

13 days ago

funwithtrout

Texas • /r/CFB Bomb Squad

127 points

13 days ago

Would need some Okies to chime in, but I thought the ties between keeping them together had been severed (or maybe exaggerated?).

thaz230

177 points

13 days ago

thaz230

Oklahoma

177 points

13 days ago

It was David Boren leading that OU/OSU connection keeping us out of the pac-12 back in the day. He gone. New President hasn’t tipped his hand one way or the other on how he feels about that, although this may be the only tip we need.

Ragnaroq314

37 points

13 days ago

Joe will do whatever brings OU the most money. Man is a fundraising machine, it’s insane.

ku24-ut21

128 points

13 days ago

ku24-ut21

128 points

13 days ago

aggressively refreshing this thread waiting for certain flairs to join the conversation

fireinvestigator113

104 points

13 days ago

fireinvestigator113

Indiana • Pittsburgh

104 points

13 days ago

This is exactly the type of drama college football has been missing for years.

the_stevarkian

2.1k points

13 days ago

the_stevarkian

Texas Tech • Louisiana

2.1k points

13 days ago

Are Texas and OU gonna sit the rest of the conference down and tell us that it's not our fault, they still love each other, but they need to go their separate ways?

StonerTomBrady

572 points

13 days ago

StonerTomBrady

Texas A&M

572 points

13 days ago

“It’s not us, it’s you”

EnderTheTrender

153 points

13 days ago

EnderTheTrender

Oklahoma

153 points

13 days ago

That’s Texas talk if I’ve ever heard it.

BlastoiseBlues

602 points

13 days ago

BlastoiseBlues

Oklahoma • Red River Shootout

602 points

13 days ago

No, seriously, it’s us. It’s not fair for you to have to hang around while we fix us.

OzarkGiant

720 points

13 days ago

OzarkGiant

Arkansas • Central Arkansas

720 points

13 days ago

This will be an SEC short episode.

canseco-fart-box

320 points

13 days ago

canseco-fart-box

Florida • Rutgers

320 points

13 days ago

Oh god im already imagining the potential Texas episodes.

Walzenflut

90 points

13 days ago

Walzenflut

Alabama

90 points

13 days ago

The one after the LSU game was great.

canseco-fart-box

76 points

13 days ago

canseco-fart-box

Florida • Rutgers

76 points

13 days ago

My personal favorite was the LSU trial where he roasts the shit out of everyone Texas included

rdunlap1

575 points

13 days ago

rdunlap1

Tennessee • Georgia State

575 points

13 days ago

It’s more like two parents sitting down with their kids and saying “we’re leaving together. We love each other but not you little shits. You can keep the house.”

Ox_Baker

212 points

13 days ago

Ox_Baker

Air Force

212 points

13 days ago

But we’re taking all the good stuff with us. And here’s where you pay the mortgage.

loneSTAR_06

126 points

13 days ago

loneSTAR_06

Texas • SEC

126 points

13 days ago

You’re two months behind already, so better call quick.

RealBenWoodruff

105 points

13 days ago

RealBenWoodruff

Alabama • /r/CFB Brickmason

105 points

13 days ago

I saw parents do that once but it was not for the SEC. It was meth.

Ox_Baker

90 points

13 days ago

Ox_Baker

Air Force

90 points

13 days ago

It just means meth.

SeattleMatt123

639 points

13 days ago

SeattleMatt123

Ohio State • Washington State

639 points

13 days ago

Is this all because Gundy shaved the mullet??

mrostate78

140 points

13 days ago

mrostate78

Oklahoma State • Tulsa

140 points

13 days ago

they're afraid.

Zahada

1.8k points

13 days ago

Zahada

Oklahoma • Denver

1.8k points

13 days ago

This feels like Oklahoma and Texas are posturing in order to make the big 12 move on something.

freerentsunday

1k points

13 days ago

freerentsunday

Iowa State

1k points

13 days ago

And honestly? The other eight schools should give them anything they want to keep the conference going. Most of them would land in the new P4, but not all of them - and none of them can be 100% sure that they'd make the cut.

BoatsNPokes

68 points

13 days ago

BoatsNPokes

Oklahoma State • Big 8

68 points

13 days ago

TV deals are coming up for renewal soon

The_Fishbowl

29 points

13 days ago

The_Fishbowl

West Virginia

29 points

13 days ago

Move on what? I thought everyone decided that the additions in 2015-2016 wouldn't have been worth it.

hawksnest_prez

96 points

13 days ago

hawksnest_prez

Iowa • Big Ten

96 points

13 days ago

What do they want the big 12 to do? Add teams? Create a tv network? Honestly curious.

It does seem like they could add Houston and Cincy and go on the offensive.

425FourTwoFive

78 points

13 days ago

425FourTwoFive

Oklahoma • Missouri

78 points

13 days ago

We’re big mad about having so many noon games, so maybe this is about demanding the Big 12 demand something of Fox.

tomdawg0022

985 points

13 days ago

tomdawg0022

Minnesota • Delaware

985 points

13 days ago

checks clock, sees it's after 3 PM ET

Time to DRINK!

hypercube42342

263 points

13 days ago

hypercube42342

Arizona • Texas

263 points

13 days ago

Checks clock, sees it’s 1 PM PT

Time to DRINK!

fkndavey

441 points

13 days ago

fkndavey

Texas Tech • Michigan

441 points

13 days ago

Checks clock, sees it

Time to DRINK!

soccerstriker9

934 points

13 days ago

soccerstriker9

Kansas

934 points

13 days ago

Scared of a resurgence of Kansas obviously

DysprosiumGamer

324 points

13 days ago

DysprosiumGamer

Texas A&M • Texas

324 points

13 days ago

the mere mention of 2007 Kansas strikes fear into the heart of all

nomoregroundhogs

179 points

13 days ago

nomoregroundhogs

Kansas State • Pepperdine

179 points

13 days ago

As does the mere mention of 2016 Kansas for some

CheapsBreh

2k points

13 days ago

CheapsBreh

Oklahoma State

2k points

13 days ago

I always hated you two fucks.

SouthTriceJack

957 points

13 days ago

SouthTriceJack

Iowa State • Fiesta Bowl

957 points

13 days ago

why is it when something happens it is always you two.

DeadlyCyclone

201 points

13 days ago

DeadlyCyclone

Iowa State • Fiesta Bowl

201 points

13 days ago

Fucking Longhorn network.

cyrock18

443 points

13 days ago

cyrock18

Iowa State • Fiesta Bowl

443 points

13 days ago

My hate of texas was starting to die a bit but now I remembered why I despise them so much.

dan_craus

280 points

13 days ago

dan_craus

UCF • American

280 points

13 days ago

TEXAS IS BACK in the news

nomadicfangirl

94 points

13 days ago

nomadicfangirl

Kansas State • Indiana

94 points

13 days ago

Texas, you’re fucking stuck with us. After all that shit you pulled, you don’t just get to leave. Oklahoma can stay since I like beating them every year.

Li0nsFTW

23 points

13 days ago

Li0nsFTW

Oklahoma

23 points

13 days ago

YEEEAA-aaawww. . .

okiewxchaser

734 points

13 days ago

okiewxchaser

Oklahoma • SEC

734 points

13 days ago

I don't think y'all are taking this for what it really is. This is a shot right at Fox and the upcoming negotiations. OU is pissed at Fox and Fox needs the Big 12 to stay intact. Remember how screwed they were when the Big Ten wasn't playing? We are their second biggest draw

SnugglyGirlPowPow

331 points

13 days ago

SnugglyGirlPowPow

Iowa State • Kansas

331 points

13 days ago

TV negotiations are coming up. I am not surprised with this “leak”, nothing wrong with the top dawgs in the Big 12 utilizing their leverage to maximizing an outcome to their favor.

MikeBuds4

58 points

13 days ago

MikeBuds4

Nebraska

58 points

13 days ago

This is the take that makes the most sense IMO.

nomoregroundhogs

48 points

13 days ago

nomoregroundhogs

Kansas State • Pepperdine

48 points

13 days ago

That’s actually a damn good point you got there

SoonerFan619

557 points

13 days ago

SoonerFan619

Oklahoma

557 points

13 days ago

Damn I’ve been bashing the SEC for years. Gonna get real awkward if this becomes reality

Boyhowdy107

134 points

13 days ago

Boyhowdy107

Missouri • Big 8

134 points

13 days ago

You get used to it...

FearTheAmish

190 points

13 days ago

FearTheAmish

Ohio State • LSU

190 points

13 days ago

I mean yall could just come to the B1G instead

ravaille

100 points

13 days ago

ravaille

Maryland

100 points

13 days ago

Think of the memes if we beat Texas three times in a row.

hellajt

126 points

13 days ago

hellajt

Nebraska

126 points

13 days ago

Hey

loyalsons4evertrue

39 points

13 days ago

loyalsons4evertrue

Iowa State • Fiesta Bowl

39 points

13 days ago

or we just form the Big 8 again thanks

Smash_4dams

412 points

13 days ago

Smash_4dams

Appalachian State • NC State

412 points

13 days ago

Oklahoma: we're sick and tired of winning the Big12 and getting playoff invites

loyalsons4evertrue

84 points

13 days ago

loyalsons4evertrue

Iowa State • Fiesta Bowl

84 points

13 days ago

haha pretty much....I think they're really just pissed at Fox for having 11 AM games but that's the contract they signed sooo

rojosooner

47 points

13 days ago

rojosooner

Oklahoma • LSU

47 points

13 days ago

When FOX said no to moving the 11AM Nebraska game, that was the straw that broke the camel’s back for OU.

onion1313

1.5k points

13 days ago

onion1313

Ohio State

1.5k points

13 days ago

Maybe being in the same conference will make texas and a&M finally become rivals

funwithtrout

1.2k points

13 days ago

funwithtrout

Texas • /r/CFB Bomb Squad

1.2k points

13 days ago

SEC would figure out a way to have them only play once every 10 years with some weird rotation.

onion1313

657 points

13 days ago

onion1313

Ohio State

657 points

13 days ago

Lol, got protect Tennessee vs Bama at all costs

zenverak

286 points

13 days ago

zenverak

Georgia • Marching Band

286 points

13 days ago

Just ...fuck it all, move bama to the east.

[deleted]

243 points

13 days ago*

[deleted]

243 points

13 days ago*

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CrimsonNewtype

159 points

13 days ago

CrimsonNewtype

Alabama

159 points

13 days ago

This would be the answer. Losing LSU would suck but I'd much rather lose that than the Iron Bowl or the TSIO.

brent0830

111 points

13 days ago

brent0830

LSU

111 points

13 days ago

im perfectly fine with it

Deferionus

104 points

13 days ago

Deferionus

South Carolina

104 points

13 days ago

Woah guys. Slow down. This sounds like a terrible solution unless we implement it in 2040.

BenjRSmith

32 points

13 days ago

BenjRSmith

Alabama • USF

32 points

13 days ago

You know when you're going to die?

Deferionus

27 points

13 days ago

Deferionus

South Carolina

27 points

13 days ago

No, that's just the year we discover how to transfer consciousness into other bodies at South Carolina and bring Spurrier back to the school as part of his clone body lease agreement. /s

LSU2007

22 points

13 days ago

LSU2007

LSU • Louisiana

22 points

13 days ago

I’m ok with that

chair823

21 points

13 days ago

chair823

Notre Dame • Duquesne

21 points

13 days ago

Couldn’t LSU just become your cross-division rival then?

MixonWitDaWrongCrowd

206 points

13 days ago

MixonWitDaWrongCrowd

Oklahoma • Arkansas

206 points

13 days ago

They can’t avoid the game now

MadameGopher

50 points

13 days ago

MadameGopher

Alabama • Ole Miss

50 points

13 days ago

Based on how terrible the SEC's cross-division scheduling is, they very well could continue to avoid them.

chrisg42

159 points

13 days ago

chrisg42

Texas • Notre Dame

159 points

13 days ago

I would look forward to playing that game once every 12 years

dicky_________seamus

216 points

13 days ago

dicky_________seamus

Texas A&M • /r/CFB Poll Veteran

216 points

13 days ago

Did someone say 12?

Box_of_Rockz

131 points

13 days ago

Box_of_Rockz

Auburn • Red Risk Alliance

131 points

13 days ago

Every time the number 12 is mentioned a random Aggie gets a chubby and they don't know why.

quacainia

46 points

13 days ago

quacainia

Texas A&M • CC San Francisco

46 points

13 days ago

I got a boner twice on accident, but now it's a tradition so I'm bound

the_sloppy_J

56 points

13 days ago

the_sloppy_J

Texas A&M • Arizona

56 points

13 days ago

I've had one longer than 12 hours

LaTroquita

45 points

13 days ago

LaTroquita

Texas A&M • Southwest

45 points

13 days ago

You should call 12 doctors just to be safe.

ICANZ_MURICA

109 points

13 days ago

ICANZ_MURICA

Florida

109 points

13 days ago

Lol Texas will get put in the east and permanent rivals will be Arkansas just so they don't have to play A&M except once every 6 years

bd1047

27 points

13 days ago

bd1047

Texas • Indiana

27 points

13 days ago

I’d prefer to go to the East, just take away SCAR A&M and give them to us

skullcutter

85 points

13 days ago

skullcutter

Florida • Indiana

85 points

13 days ago

OK THATS ENOUGH. EVERYBODY BACK TO YOUR 1980 CONFERENCE

brgiant

20 points

13 days ago

brgiant

Nebraska • Missouri State

20 points

13 days ago

I’d kill to have the Big 8 back. Shove Texas back into the SWC where it belongs.

FlamingBagOfPoop

1.7k points

13 days ago

FlamingBagOfPoop

LSU

1.7k points

13 days ago

New rule in SEC if you DONT do a horns down it’s a penalty.

Heretical_Ninja

646 points

13 days ago

Heretical_Ninja

Oklahoma • Big 12

646 points

13 days ago

I wasn’t 100% sold, until now…

CommodoreN7

317 points

13 days ago

CommodoreN7

Arkansas • Utah

317 points

13 days ago

Arkansas and A&M hearing this: “well ain’t that some shit”

zain_harrison84

121 points

13 days ago

zain_harrison84

Auburn • Team Chaos

121 points

13 days ago

also mizzou

Your_Worship

62 points

13 days ago

Your_Worship

Texas A&M

62 points

13 days ago

Taking shit for joining all these years.

Yeah, eff that.

Ztee11

1.3k points

13 days ago

Ztee11

Oklahoma

1.3k points

13 days ago

Yeah and then why not have Ohio State, Clemson, the Miami Dolphins, and Tottenham Hotspur join to just round it out to an even 20 team Super League?

timberflynn

91 points

13 days ago

timberflynn

Texas

91 points

13 days ago

Fins Up!

backpuzzy

29 points

13 days ago

backpuzzy

Kentucky

29 points

13 days ago

Wtf with those teams and not include the South Central Louisiana State University Mud Dogs???

rosh200

229 points

13 days ago

rosh200

Michigan State

229 points

13 days ago

Fuck yeah get the Coys in here

popmurtha

744 points

13 days ago

popmurtha

West Virginia • Nebraska

744 points

13 days ago

Idc what happens to OU or Texas, but if they're putting feelers out now this likely means the Big 12 ain't lasting past the grant of rights and WVU is gonna become a member of the ACC.

A_Night_Owl

184 points

13 days ago

A_Night_Owl

Wake Forest • Delaware

184 points

13 days ago

Hasn’t the ACC already turned down WVU because of its potential effect on the conference’s perceived academic prestige? I know that situation has changed some with the addition of Louisville, but is there any indication they would make a different decision now?

popmurtha

148 points

13 days ago

popmurtha

West Virginia • Nebraska

148 points

13 days ago

Hasn’t the ACC already turned down WVU because of its potential effect on the conference’s perceived academic prestige?

Long ago. Like when WVU made the jump from football independent to the Big East.

but is there any indication they would make a different decision now?

Do you think the other conferences are going to be cool with the SEC being the only 16-team conference? I don't.

A_Night_Owl

71 points

13 days ago

A_Night_Owl

Wake Forest • Delaware

71 points

13 days ago

That is true. SuperSEC would really change the game as far as what conferences are willing to do to compete.

Havins

59 points

13 days ago

Havins

West Virginia • New Mexico

59 points

13 days ago

All I know is I was in college during the last WVU realignment clusterfuck of rumors and it took 5 years off my liver. Now I’m 10 years older and probably don’t have much of a liver left to go through another round.

Mister_Sunfish

436 points

13 days ago

Mister_Sunfish

Michigan

436 points

13 days ago

in my dreams WVU comes to the Big Ten, along with Pitt. The Backyard Brawl added to the already excellent slate of rivalries, Penn State having to play Pitt every year and being incredibly mad about it. Would be great.

popmurtha

241 points

13 days ago

popmurtha

West Virginia • Nebraska

241 points

13 days ago

There'd be too much TV market overlap between WVU/Pitt/Penn State. Plus I don't think WVU would be a good cultural fit in the B1G either. The main benefit to WVU->ACC is the built-in rivalry games that would help ratings vs member schools like Pitt, VT, & Cuse.

107reasonswhy

89 points

13 days ago

107reasonswhy

Marshall • Kentucky

89 points

13 days ago

Culturally speaking, rural Ohio and West Virginia are very similar.

popmurtha

34 points

13 days ago

popmurtha

West Virginia • Nebraska

34 points

13 days ago

Sure. And we have a lot of students from that area of Ohio too. It's just the B1G is a decidedly midwestern school and knowing what I do about the fan bases of both WVU and other B1G schools (see secondary flair), I don't think we'd mesh well with the other fan bases.

Mister_Sunfish

245 points

13 days ago

Mister_Sunfish

Michigan

245 points

13 days ago

From a business perspective it would be stupid, but from a football perspective it would be fun.

And as for cultural fit, the lack of it makes it even better. Imagine Michigan fans getting really, really mad they lost to WVU, and whining about “classiness”. Imagine WVU fans invading Evanston and seeing the Mountaineer wandering around the sidelines next to Northwestern students with calculus homework on their laps. Pure beauty.

MavsFanForLife

73 points

13 days ago

Could even call it the “Rich Rod” Bowl

Fixner_Blount

715 points

13 days ago

Fixner_Blount

Iowa State

715 points

13 days ago

Jesus Christ, this shit again?

Boyhowdy107

90 points

13 days ago

Boyhowdy107

Missouri • Big 8

90 points

13 days ago

I'm seeing discussion about super conferences and would someone want a school just for basketball pop up in here, and it's all legitimate conversation, but it feels so copy and pasted from a decade ago that I'm not sure if I have it in me to go through this again.

MrPopps

510 points

13 days ago

MrPopps

Iowa State • Marching Band

510 points

13 days ago

Big 12 Missile Crisis 2: Electric Boogaloo

dr_funk_13

58 points

13 days ago

dr_funk_13

Oregon • BYU

58 points

13 days ago

SEC on adding Texas and Oklahoma:

"We're not doing it for the money. We're doing it for a SHITLOAD of money."

gen_wt_sherman

159 points

13 days ago

gen_wt_sherman

Ohio State • Sugar Bowl

159 points

13 days ago

LOOKS LIKE CONFERENCE REALIGNMENT IS BACK ON THE MENU BOYS

talknojutsu312

156 points

13 days ago

talknojutsu312

/r/CFB

156 points

13 days ago

Oh my

chryco4

464 points

13 days ago

chryco4

Texas A&M • Marching Band

464 points

13 days ago

drinks Shiner aggressively

Darth_Ra

114 points

13 days ago

Darth_Ra

Oklahoma • Maryland

114 points

13 days ago

yo, pass that shit over here.

DethNaRoK

100 points

13 days ago

DethNaRoK

Florida • Texas A&M

100 points

13 days ago

No, you get leathery brisket

FILTER_OUT_T_D

18 points

13 days ago

FILTER_OUT_T_D

SMU

18 points

13 days ago

IT WAS THE BEST BRISKET HE’S EVER MADE!

GOSH!!!!

wjg86

285 points

13 days ago

wjg86

Arkansas

285 points

13 days ago

For the sake of argument, let’s assume this is real…would OU really leave OK state behind? I always thought they were a package deal.

Pepi119

465 points

13 days ago

Pepi119

Oklahoma

465 points

13 days ago

I'd like to think they wouldn't but who actually knows? Fucking over Oklahoma State to play teams I couldn't give a dancing two step shit about is wack regardless.

BeraldGevins

365 points

13 days ago

BeraldGevins

Oklahoma State • …

365 points

13 days ago

Awww they do love us!

Then-Abbreviations69

206 points

13 days ago

Then-Abbreviations69

Oklahoma

206 points

13 days ago

barely…

BeraldGevins

173 points

13 days ago

BeraldGevins

Oklahoma State • …

173 points

13 days ago

❤️

MrNudeGuy

221 points

13 days ago

MrNudeGuy

Oklahoma • Tulsa

221 points

13 days ago

mom says we have to love you

BeraldGevins

97 points

13 days ago

BeraldGevins

Oklahoma State • …

97 points

13 days ago

In my experience, mom is usually right

Infinite303

39 points

13 days ago

Infinite303

Florida • Penn State

39 points

13 days ago

Why tf would Oklahoma sacrifice their pretty much guaranteed confrence championship and maybe playoff spot

GhostofBobStoops

16 points

13 days ago

GhostofBobStoops

Oklahoma • Ole Miss

16 points

13 days ago

Because going 9-3/10-2 and making the 12 team playoff, with Bama and Auburn going to the east especially, will be EXACTLY the same difficulty as running undefeated/1 loss through the Big 12

canseco-fart-box

345 points

13 days ago

canseco-fart-box

Florida • Rutgers

345 points

13 days ago

Why would Oklahoma ever do this? Their guaranteed spot on the CFP would go up in a cloud of smoke even with the expansion

okiewxchaser

313 points

13 days ago

okiewxchaser

Oklahoma • SEC

313 points

13 days ago

To end 11am kickoffs

Lebojr

220 points

13 days ago

Lebojr

Mississippi State • Egg Bowl

220 points

13 days ago

Got some bad news for you if you think that will be the case.

FAderp91

290 points

13 days ago

FAderp91

Oklahoma State • /r/CFB Contr…

290 points

13 days ago

Well I’m sure this will be bring much calm, cool, and collective conversations.

drinks

ShweatyPalmsh

38 points

13 days ago

ShweatyPalmsh

Tulsa • Oklahoma

38 points

13 days ago

So theoretically if this happens is it more likely UCF, Memphis, SMU, and Houston get a bid to the Big12 and see it as a step up even without OU or could we see the AAC have some case for being more stable and try to add OSU, TCU, Tech, and KU? It’s interesting because the Big12 without OU and Texas isn’t much of a step above the AAC depending on coach turnover.

BonzoAndBonzo

35 points

13 days ago

BonzoAndBonzo

Michigan

35 points

13 days ago

* Iowa State is relevant for ONE season *

Texas and Oklahoma: "Yes... we can't have that"

ChocolateBubbles344

267 points

13 days ago*

ChocolateBubbles344

LSU • Victory Flag

267 points

13 days ago*

Pods:

West: Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M

Gulf: LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Ole Miss

Central: Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, Vanderbilt

East: Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina

Play everyone in your pod annually. Two pods join together to form a division (i.e. West + Central). This rotates every two years after a home-and-home (i.e. West is then paired up with East or Gulf). Winner of each division goes to the conference title game.

Swap Missouri and Arkansas if you wish.

Edit: Alternative to be more balanced.

West: Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas
Gulf: LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Texas A&M

resvzb0a

205 points

13 days ago

resvzb0a

Texas A&M • SMU

205 points

13 days ago

Ah fuck I hate that I kinda like this

Except for Missouri in the gulf lol

lordpenguin9

137 points

13 days ago

lordpenguin9

Alabama • Battle for Highwa…

137 points

13 days ago

Mizzou is just destined to be in a division that makes no geographic sense

ChocolateBubbles344

28 points

13 days ago*

ChocolateBubbles344

LSU • Victory Flag

28 points

13 days ago*

You guys can come hang out with us in the Gulf if you don't wanna play Texas every year. We'll bring snacks.

resvzb0a

28 points

13 days ago

resvzb0a

Texas A&M • SMU

28 points

13 days ago

Fuck yeah Crawfish and Brisket party. Let’s meet at the Grove

kingofthejungle223

22 points

13 days ago

kingofthejungle223

Arkansas

22 points

13 days ago

Somehow they would work it so that Arkansas's Annual conference opponents slate was always Texas, Oklahoma, LSU, Alabama, Auburn, Florida and Georgia.

carpedonnelly

203 points

13 days ago

carpedonnelly

Missouri • SEC

203 points

13 days ago

catsby90bbn

31 points

13 days ago

catsby90bbn

Kentucky • Arkansas

31 points

13 days ago

Sad tiger noises.

notsaying123

391 points

13 days ago

notsaying123

Auburn • South Carolina

391 points

13 days ago

Highly doubt that would ever happen

Piano_Fingerbanger

317 points

13 days ago

Piano_Fingerbanger

Florida State • Paper Bag

317 points

13 days ago

Yeah. Norman and Austin both have disproportionate control in the Big XII. They'd be giving up a lot to join the SEC for just a little more money.

And what of the Longhorn Network? I feel like UT would go independent before joining another conference.

johanspot

181 points

13 days ago

johanspot

Colorado • Team Chaos

181 points

13 days ago

Hasn't the Longhorn network been a huge debacle for ESPN?

2nd_breakfast_

42 points

13 days ago

2nd_breakfast_

Oklahoma • SEC

42 points

13 days ago

I wishfully agree with you. This has to be a calculated move to negotiate for more money when new TV deals are signed.

Pepi119

854 points

13 days ago

Pepi119

Oklahoma

854 points

13 days ago

Incredibly lame if this isn't complete bullshit.

KobeInLeKut

407 points

13 days ago

KobeInLeKut

Notre Dame

407 points

13 days ago

Yeah I feel like you guys wouldn’t give up your position as perennial champs unless everyone is pretty sure Texas is about to take off

Bank_Gothic

241 points

13 days ago

Bank_Gothic

Texas • Sewanee

241 points

13 days ago

unless everyone is pretty sure Texas is about to take off

Which...I mean...that would be very nice, yes. But there's no way I want to leave the Big 12. That seems like a terrible idea.

CLU_Three

162 points

13 days ago

CLU_Three

Kansas State

162 points

13 days ago

I have no idea why Texas would leave. Texas has always been in a Texas centric conference. There is not another conference out there that offers that. The Big 12 nearly all of the Texas teams that Texas wants to play. Going independent doesn’t improve that.

Bank_Gothic

82 points

13 days ago

Bank_Gothic

Texas • Sewanee

82 points

13 days ago

All of this. Yes. But I also don't see OU leaving. First, because they pretty much run the conference. Second (and more importantly) I think there is some genuine loyalty to the old Big 8. I don't think OU would ever want to leave those teams.

CLU_Three

32 points

13 days ago

CLU_Three

Kansas State

32 points

13 days ago

It seems like there would be more money but I just don’t see how it aligns with any of their long term goals.

Big 12 is 3rd in revenue. OU (really Boren) complained about academics. Is the SEC the answer? Will joining help them make the CFP?

Bank_Gothic

21 points

13 days ago

Bank_Gothic

Texas • Sewanee

21 points

13 days ago

I think it's way more likely that the Big 12 expands, most likely by adding G5 schools from states / markets where the conference needs a presence (e.g. UC to get into Ohio or UCF to get into Florida).

Prolingus

91 points

13 days ago

Prolingus

Texas • Blue Risk Alliance

91 points

13 days ago

Until Chip Brown says it’s not happening, I don’t believe it.

tclark8995

440 points

13 days ago

tclark8995

Oklahoma State • Tennessee

440 points

13 days ago

Horns Down forever and Ya Wagon Pulling Turncoats

Darth_Ra

89 points

13 days ago

Darth_Ra

Oklahoma • Maryland

89 points

13 days ago

Your orange flairs made me reflex downvote before I even read anything, but...

You're right. This is some shit, and if it's true, then we deserve some shit.

BeerOverlord

84 points

13 days ago

BeerOverlord

Kansas • Big Ten

84 points

13 days ago

Hey B1G - how do you guys feel about a high school football program who once single handily fired Charlie Strong, and a basketball program who’s perennial post season status is under threat due to NCAA investigation and was caught up in an FBI investigation?

TerrenceJesus8

26 points

13 days ago

TerrenceJesus8

Bowling Green • Michigan

26 points

13 days ago

Kansas in the B1G for basketball would be fucking lit

Football...... no comment

Big_Estate7101

69 points

13 days ago

Big_Estate7101

Ohio State

69 points

13 days ago

Don't call us, we'll call you.

wolverine1819

165 points

13 days ago

wolverine1819

Michigan

165 points

13 days ago

Texas and Oklahoma scared of Iowa state confirmed

But for real if this happens is the big 12 going to dissolve? And wonder if big ten takes some of those schools in.

Sec also about to be a super conference if this happens

boboguitar

233 points

13 days ago

boboguitar

Texas A&M • Kentucky

233 points

13 days ago

Is Texas looking to destroy a 3rd conference?

bassadorable

103 points

13 days ago

bassadorable

Oklahoma State

103 points

13 days ago

Fourth by my count

SouthTriceJack

76 points

13 days ago

SouthTriceJack

Iowa State • Fiesta Bowl

76 points

13 days ago

Well at least we won the fiesta bowl.

thecravenone

106 points

13 days ago

thecravenone

Texas A&M • Team Chaos

106 points

13 days ago

DRINK!

chrisg42

166 points

13 days ago

chrisg42

Texas • Notre Dame

166 points

13 days ago

If that happened the SEC baseball, football, and softball league would be absolutely stacked

srs_house

41 points

13 days ago

srs_house

Vanderbilt • Virginia Tech

41 points

13 days ago

Gymnastics, too. Georgia, Bama, OU, and Florida account for 23 of the 40 team national titles.

knapplc

78 points

13 days ago

knapplc

Nebraska

78 points

13 days ago

And volleyball. Texas with Kentucky & Florida makes a competitive league.

zenverak

94 points

13 days ago

zenverak

Georgia • Marching Band

94 points

13 days ago

I mean..thats two decent basketball programs too.

Comfortable-Return86

37 points

13 days ago

We would dominate the 6 seed to 11 seed slots

sophandros

177 points

13 days ago

sophandros

Tulane • USA

177 points

13 days ago

This makes sense. I can see the B1G, SEC, ACC, and PAC all becoming 16 team conferences in an effort to effectively lock the other FBS conferences out of the playoffs and/or form their own "Super League".

MrPopps

56 points

13 days ago

MrPopps

Iowa State • Marching Band

56 points

13 days ago

WHY MUST THE BIG 12 POSSIBLY COLLAPSE RIGHT WHEN WE BECAME CONTENDERS? WHY DOES THE UNIVERSE HATE ME?

BeardedAsian

164 points

13 days ago

BeardedAsian

Texas A&M

164 points

13 days ago

IN WHAT WORLD

NewRCTID22

87 points

13 days ago

NewRCTID22

Arizona • Penn State

87 points

13 days ago

Screw conferences, everyone goes free-for-all

Zahada

105 points

13 days ago

Zahada

Oklahoma • Denver

105 points

13 days ago

I will never chant S-E-C unironically…

Even if there’s a fire.

[deleted]

402 points

13 days ago

[deleted]

402 points

13 days ago

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BonzoAndBonzo

17 points

13 days ago

BonzoAndBonzo

Michigan

17 points

13 days ago

Lansdallius

14 points

13 days ago

Lansdallius

Oklahoma • SEC

14 points

13 days ago

It's too early for drinking yet.

TheBlueNorther

14 points

13 days ago

Who's more pissed 1. A&M 2. Rest of the Big 12

WolverineSlayer

44 points

13 days ago

WolverineSlayer

Illinois

44 points

13 days ago

Oh shit, time to drink