Special SEC designation for Founding SEC Members - differentiate from Newcomers

The Ols

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I’m not saying it has to be anything super significant. Just something like an SEC legacy patch that honors the schools who have made this conference what it is. For years we had better recruiting than Texas because we could tell kids they would be playing in the best conference. We have literally given that advantage away.
So like the Original Six in the NHL…
 

deliveryman35

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Respectfully disagree with the OP. I think both OU and Texas(Texas moreso) are natural fits for the conference and will help add new rivalries. Sankey did the right thing in taking their call and allowing both of them into the league.
 
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CHATTBRIT

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Per Cowtown Bama "You haven’t been paying attention to past history. After a while it will start with why is Vanderbilt getting as much as we do. Next it will be we have office space in Dallas that would be great for a league office. And then how about we play the conference championship in Houston. I’ve seen this act before."

I definitely see Texas making these kind of moves. In fact it is to be expected and I hope the powers that be in the SEC League Offices have it written in stone that the SEC is an equal share conference and no school gets preferential treatment (except of course Alabama under certain circumstances.)
 
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davefrat

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You haven’t been paying attention to past history. After a while it will start with why is Vanderbilt getting as much as we do. Next it will be we have office space in Dallas that would be great for a league office. And then how about we play the conference championship in Houston. I’ve seen this act before.
Maybe.

But they’re not the big dog in this league…not now.

If they dominate the league year in a and year out, I guess it’s possible.

But I doubt it.
 

Cowtown Bama

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It really doesn’t matter how successful they are. They were ruining leagues without being dominant on the football field. It’s power they want. Look at how they bullied their way in despite A&M not wanting them. South Carolina is effectively keeping Clemson out somehow but the Aggies weren’t given the same respect. If they are dominant soon if only makes matters worse. This Longhorn Network was supposed to go away. They have turned it into a streaming service that will still exist. Look at how easy their schedule is vs. what Oklahoma was dealt and tell me they aren’t flexing already.
 

NoNC4Tubs

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It really doesn’t matter how successful they are. They were ruining leagues without being dominant on the football field. It’s power they want. Look at how they bullied their way in despite A&M not wanting them. South Carolina is effectively keeping Clemson out somehow but the Aggies weren’t given the same respect. If they are dominant soon if only makes matters worse. This Longhorn Network was supposed to go away. They have turned it into a streaming service that will still exist. Look at how easy their schedule is vs. what Oklahoma was dealt and tell me they aren’t flexing already.
Are you suggesting that the short horns are dictating how the conference is run?🤔

If so, I respectfully disagree.
 
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Redwood Forrest

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Why should the SEC be afraid of Texas? They have had their comeuppance lately. Longhorn network primarily is an oldies network now. Nothing to fear there. I just don't see them running roughshod over the rest of the SEC as some fear. Bring it on.
 
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NWGATideFan

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It really doesn’t matter how successful they are. They were ruining leagues without being dominant on the football field. It’s power they want. Look at how they bullied their way in despite A&M not wanting them. South Carolina is effectively keeping Clemson out somehow but the Aggies weren’t given the same respect. If they are dominant soon if only makes matters worse. This Longhorn Network was supposed to go away. They have turned it into a streaming service that will still exist. Look at how easy their schedule is vs. what Oklahoma was dealt and tell me they aren’t flexing already.
Texas needs the SEC more than the SEC needs Texas.

They can try rocking the boat, but the rest of the conference will them to shut up and sit down.
 

N.al-tider

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It really doesn’t matter how successful they are. They were ruining leagues without being dominant on the football field. It’s power they want. Look at how they bullied their way in despite A&M not wanting them. South Carolina is effectively keeping Clemson out somehow but the Aggies weren’t given the same respect. If they are dominant soon if only makes matters worse. This Longhorn Network was supposed to go away. They have turned it into a streaming service that will still exist. Look at how easy their schedule is vs. what Oklahoma was dealt and tell me they aren’t flexing already.
I haven't heard that aTm was trying to keep tejas out of the SEC nor have I heard that USCe has been keeping Clempson away. Can you provide links to back up those claims? Mind you, I am not doubting, just looking for verification.
 

Cowtown Bama

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I haven't heard that aTm was trying to keep tejas out of the SEC nor have I heard that USCe has been keeping Clempson away. Can you provide links to back up those claims? Mind you, I am not doubting, just looking for verification.
It’s pretty common knowledge that the Aggies were blindsided with this at media days three years ago. I’m not going to go back and pull articles from 3 years ago. I live in Texas and well remember the backlash of that news breaking. As far as Clemson that is something that has been talked about on Sirius radio on the college station. It may have been Rick Neuheisel that was mentioning it. The fact is it would not have happened with Slive. He would have had more respect for the members than to pull something like that.
 
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