Texas and Oklahoma Join SEC
So the big story of the week was Texas and Oklahoma giving notice to Big 12 and then asking for, getting and accepting an invite to the SEC to join in 2025. I'd be surprised if it doesn't happen before the 2023 season frankly.
Will be interesting to see how the scheduling works out and I'd assume they'll move to four divisions of four. An expanded playoff makes it all even more interesting.
A TV conference. It's too big, though, but then again we all have long since matched notes on the numerous issues plaguing college football from playoffs on through.
Wouldn't personally be opposed to a large 32 team super conference that operates like the NFL that wasn't affiliated with the NCAA.
But that's just because the only college sport I watch is football (and occasionally some softball) and don't care about how any such thing would affect other sports where the competition is more fairly balanced.
Curious to see how the Big Ten and ACC respond. Assuming they'll both go after Notre Dame, Big Ten makes geographic sense(which doesn't mean shit anymore), but ND is already an ACC member in all other sports. Wouldn't mind seeing the ACC add West Virginia since it's a historical rival for Virginia Tech, though the academic stature of WVU may stand in the way(then again, they took Louisville).
At this point though, I also wouldn't care if the ACC got left behind the Super Conferences. Maybe then VT could actually win something again.
Could Notre Dame even join the Big Ten? Aren't they contractually obligated to join ACC in football if they were to seek a conference?
Nevertheless, I'm sure they enjoy their football independent status and why wouldn't they?
Conference contracts mean very little anymore, especially if the SEC or Big Ten come calling. It would take a sweet deal to get them to give up on that NBC money though.