Texas vs. Oklahoma: Who is in better shape joining the SEC?

Texas and Oklahoma’s move to the SEC is a game changer for college football.

Two of the top brands in the sport join the top football conference in the country. The Longhorns and Sooners in the SEC raise the league’s viewership, revenue and overall level of play.

While the transition from the Big 12 to the SEC is still a year away, we ask the question who is in better shape entering the move to the SEC?

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A couple of years ago, the answer would have been a no-brainer in favor of Oklahoma.

The Sooners quite frankly owned the Big 12 Conference, winning six straight titles from 2015-2020. Oklahoma had a consistent seat in the college football playoff, a run of Heisman-level quarterbacks and sent many players to the NFL.

Lincoln Riley jumping ship from Oklahoma to USC was a devastating blow to the Sooners, evident by the 6-7 record in the 2022 season. The loss of Riley took something from the identity of the Oklahoma football program that they have yet to restore under Brent Venables.

Texas, on the other hand, is trending in the right direction under Steve Sarkisian and are in better shape heading into the SEC. The Longhorns are recruiting at its best level in years and are a popular pick to win the Big 12 this season.


As always with Texas, they look like a contender on paper, but we are still waiting for Texas to prove itself as a legitimate threat on the field.

2023 is going to be a critical year for both teams as they prepare for the competition jump to the SEC.

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