If you’re against forming a super conference, today is not your day.
According to a recent report from Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle (link requires subscription), Texas and Oklahoma are interested in leaving the Big 12 and joining the Southeastern Conference. If it came to fruition, it would shake up the college football landscape and become the first 16-team super conference.
Although there are pros and cons to every decision of this nature, the upside that may initially come to mind for Longhorns fans would be to renew the Texas-Texas A&M rivalry, while still keeping the Red River Rivalry intact.
It’s unclear how serious the report is, but it feels likely that it would be a decision that solely lands on the SEC’s shoulders. The Big 12 could pull out the red carpet in an attempt to keep their two top teams, but it may not be enough.
An announcement could come within a couple of weeks concerning the potential addition of UT and OU to the league, the person said, which would give the SEC 16 schools and make it the first of a national super-conference.
The report states that SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey declined to comment on the possible expansion.