Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle dropped a bomb on the college football world today.
Needless to say, this would be a game changer for college football. The Big 12 would likely cease to exist, its other members absorbed somehow by the Big Ten, ACC and Pac 12 to create a new Power Four. Already the dominant conference in the sport, the gulf between the SEC and the rest would grow even wider.
SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey was asked about it at SEC Media Days, and this is what he had to say;
SEC commish Greg Sankey on Houston Chronicle report about Texas, Oklahoma enquiring about joining the SEC: “We are only worried about the 2021 season. Somebody dropped a report from unnamed people”— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) July 21, 2021
That doesn’t sound like a denial, does it?
Besides the obvious renewal of the Texas vs. Texas A&M rivalry, minds are already starting to wander about what this would mean for SEC scheduling. Would Alabama and Auburn move to the East, preserving rivalries with Georgia and Tennessee while allowing for a true rotation of cross division foes? With eight teams in the other division, would the SEC move to a nine game conference schedule? Would they consider a four team pod format?
The possibilities are seemingly endless, and when all is said and done, how many teams would qualify for a 12-team playoff from this loaded conference on an annual basis?
What are your thoughts? Is this a good thing, destruction of the sport, or something in between? Or, should we just get off your lawn?