Wouldn't OU first have to have their lips surgically removed from the Longhorn's arse?
"I'm just a simple plowhand from Arkansas, but I've learned over the years how to hold a team together, how to lift some men up, how to calm others down, until finally they've got one heartbeat, together, a team."
Simply put, I do not believe the SEC PTBs will make the outrageous mistake of adding OU. Small-population state (compared to other possible SEC additions) so not much value for cable subscriptions. And the SEC doesn't need another gorilla. NC and VA should be the target states IF there is to be more expansion sometime in the future. No hurry though.
If everyone joins the SEC whom are we going to play against in the BCS title game. Wait we already started doing that last year.
The whole country will eventually have to join the SEC in order to get over the fatigue.
uva will join the ivy league before it joins the sec.
I don't see what is so great about the Tar Heels. Yes, they are the flagship school in the state, but it is a state that is focused on basketball. Even then, the state's attention is divided among them and three other ACC schools. They will add very little in football.
Also, I think both them and Virginia think they are too good to associate themselves with us cousin marrying hicks of the SEC.
Honey Badger can take what the Tide gives him and like it.
Oklahoma's strong point is broadcast and judging by the ratings numbers I've seen over the past few years they are not all that impressive at that. Once you start looking at a network they become worth far less. North Carolina is worth far more than they are to a conference for numerous reasons. Oklahoma was valuable back when it was just a network deal to be considered.
So, what is Oklahoma bad at? Making their own decision. Providing recruits (they are a net drain, the FBS programs need more than the state produces). TV sets. Not making the SEC's SoS insane.
The window for them really offering anything was before A&M joined. Now? They are a horrible fit. North Carolina's basketball program would be worth more than Oklahoma's football program to a network. That's not counting the huge difference in population/potential subscribers (the SEC is already in Texas so it's absurd to add Oklahoma to get into Texas). That's just one example but oh yeah... North Carolina is less likely to result in an SEC team limping on the field.
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"The past is never dead. It's not even past." William Faulkner
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Does the state of Alabama produce 125 recruits every year for our five FBS teams?