The hottest story in all college football was dropped via a report from the Houston Chronicle. They reported that the two Big-12 conference powerhouses, the University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma, have contacted the Southeastern Conference about joining.
This obviously means that the SEC could be expanding to a massive 16-team conference that would significantly change the landscape of college football.
Over the last year, the SEC has won eight national championships across all sports. The SEC has 14 schools and is the home of the defending national champions in college football, Alabama, along with recent championship wins from LSU and Florida.
It seems the College Football Nation is split over the potential addition of an Oklahoma Sooners football team that has won six consecutive Big-12 championships. They have also dominated the Big 12 over the last two decades, winning 12 of the last 20 conference titles.
The Sooners would give the Southeastern Conference yet another perennial College Football Playoff contender and would likely be a force in a 16-team SEC.
Texas is historically one of the most profitable brands across all sports, especially in football. Despite its lack of success over the last two decades, there is no doubting that the Longhorns bring in money.
However, the Longhorns haven't won a Big-12 title in football since 2009 when quarterback Colt McCoy led the Mack Brown-coached to the BCS title game before McCoy hurt his shoulder and didn't return to the game. The 2009 national championship game was the beginning of Alabama head coach Nick Saban's dynasty in college football.
Since the 37-21 loss to the Tide in the national championship, Texas has gone through four head football coaches and has played only once for a Big-12 title (2018).
The Longhorns would join former in-state rival Texas A&M in the SEC and that would likely serve as a rebirth to the rivalry that hasn't been played in a decade.
The addition of these two powerhouse programs would not mean more competition, more success and more prestige, but it would bring a lot more money to the top conference in the sport.
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