After weeks of negotiations failed to find an agreement on an early move, Texas and Oklahoma are slated to join the SEC in 2025, sources told ESPN.
I don't want this, period.
Granted, I'm looking at it from the FAN standpoint, and I'm assuming Sankey and the Drug Cartel are looking at it from the aspect of "we don't want them to wind up in a different monster conference." But I don't want either of these programs, well, I wouldn't mind if we just refused to play them - ever.
Oklahoma GENERALLY speaking is the less insufferable of the two, but that's like saying OJ Simpson is more tolerable as a cell mate than Stalin. The vocal portion of their backwater false teeth fan base has revealed ever since Sunday who THEY REALLY ARE ("Alabama RAN JALEN OFF!" is their story and they're sticking to it no matter how dumb or wrong it is). I should say REMINDED more than revealed because I already knew this. Don't get me wrong - I know some salt of the earth Oklahoma fans who even mocked their own team for the 11-0-0 defensive alignments in 2018 that led to them giving up more points than a basketball team. But a bunch of them think their 50s Wilkinson program has merged with the best of Switzer to become an iconic unit.
Texas, meanwhile, is Dominic Green in "Quantum of Solace." A villain, sure, but a dork and what you get when drawing a cartoon someone takes seriously. I read a column yesterday - someone shoot me - about how with all their money and being in the SEC and oh yeah, with Alabama having a new OC, Texas is going to stomp us in T-Town this year and own the conference.
Uh......Texas had "more money than every team in the SWC combined"...yes, and you hare only four OUTRIGHT more conference titles than aTm, which is amazing considering all the disadvantages the Aggies had for 60 years.
Texas has "more money than all the other teams in the Big 12 combined"...and yet Baylor and Kansas State won as many Big 12 titles as Texas did. Sure, they won a national title...ONE. Nebraska won that many in the conference and hasn't been a member for 13 years.
And now Texas is going to the SEC where they DONT "have more money than all the teams combined"...and the competition is more difficult...and they actually think they're going to be competitive?
Wanna know what Texas really is? I mean REALLY is?
Mack Brown at Texas 158-48 (.766)
Bill Snyder at K-State 169-84 (.667) from 1996, start of Big 12, to 2019.
The superficial person says, "See, Texas is a whole lot better than K-State has been."
a) K-State was 7-3 against Mack Brown's Longhorns (that's not a typo....7-3 Wildcats)
b) there were 7.5 times as many people in Texas in 2000, more than 10x today than in Kansas
c) K-State has won just as many conference titles as Texas
d) Texas has all the money in the world, Kansas is a very poor state with two Big 12 schools
e) Snyder was out three years where his program imploded and he rebuilt it AT THE SAME TIME Brown was at his peak recruiting (2006-2008) in the wake of his national title.
What I'm saying is this: Texas is really nothing but Kansas State with an endless bank account.
Tell one of them that and the only objections you're gonna get are:
1) We got all this money!
2) We've beat K-State six times in a row!
The last point is true - and that makes Texas 10-9 against....I repeat....KANSAS STATE since the advent of the Big 12.