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It's official: Texas and OU ask for SEC membership starting in 2025


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57 minutes ago, Spur's Addiction said:

So are they really going to play 4 years in the Big12 after announcing their intent to leave? That will be awkward.

Yes, the bile thrown their way at every conference away game for 4 years will be unrivalled.

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Will be very interesting to see how this all plays out with other Power 5 conferences. 

I wonder if this will have any effect on the smaller conferences like the Mountain West, American Athletic, Conference USA, MAC and Sunbelt.  Would any of those conferences join forces to make a larger non-Power 5 conference?  I don't think they would have much play in the CFP and championship, but can they survive going forward with their current model?

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14 minutes ago, Homebrewcock said:

Will be very interesting to see how this all plays out with other Power 5 conferences. 

I wonder if this will have any effect on the smaller conferences like the Mountain West, American Athletic, Conference USA, MAC and Sunbelt.  Would any of those conferences join forces to make a larger non-Power 5 conference?  I don't think they would have much play in the CFP and championship, but can they survive going forward with their current model?

I said the same thing in another thread ... teams like CSU, Fresno State and Boise State are $%^&ed.

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I read one article, I've read so many lately that I can't remember which one was which, that I agree with.  I think you will wind up with three levels of football, and three national championships.  There will be the big boy conferences or league, the middle of the road, like Coastal, San Diego State, Boise State, and then your lower level like Furman, North Dakota State and others.  I think there will be a playoff for each level.

 

I have read that all of this was planned and orchestrated, and isn't over, yet.  

 

Time will tell.  I hope it all works out for the best, but if it doesn't, it'll be alright.  I've learned that I can do without a lot of things I thought I needed.

 

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I am sure it will happen, but I will still miss all the conferences.  My wife and I love college football, but it really seems to moving into NFL light material pretty soon here.  It already is close to that and definitely the minor leagues for the NFL.  Oh well, it's just entertainment so I will not fuss too much over any changes honestly. 

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18 hours ago, Cockyandproud said:

I read one article, I've read so many lately that I can't remember which one was which, that I agree with.  I think you will wind up with three levels of football, and three national championships.  There will be the big boy conferences or league, the middle of the road, like Coastal, San Diego State, Boise State, and then your lower level like Furman, North Dakota State and others.  I think there will be a playoff for each level.

I have read that all of this was planned and orchestrated, and isn't over, yet.  

Time will tell.  I hope it all works out for the best, but if it doesn't, it'll be alright.  I've learned that I can do without a lot of things I thought I needed.

I like this if it happens - certainly gives mid-majors a reason to keep going.

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I have said this all along with the addition of conferences adding E$PN+. They just raised the price another $1. per month to $7.99 in late August, just in time for .............football. No one believes this will be the end price point.

 CFN There’s a giant X factor in all of this. TV might not exist by 2025 – and I’m not being flippant. You have to go online or a streaming service to watch most of the Olympics live, and don’t think for a second that you’re not going to have to drop at least $7.99 a month to watch a bulk of the new SEC content once the league expands to 16. CFN today.

https://collegefootballnews.com/2021/07/texas-and-oklahoma-make-formal-request-to-sec-this-will-be-fun-daily-cavalcade

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53 minutes ago, USCGMCK said:

I have said this all along with the addition of conferences adding E$PN+. They just raised the price another $1. per month to $7.99 in late August, just in time for .............football. No one believes this will be the end price point.

 CFN There’s a giant X factor in all of this. TV might not exist by 2025 – and I’m not being flippant. You have to go online or a streaming service to watch most of the Olympics live, and don’t think for a second that you’re not going to have to drop at least $7.99 a month to watch a bulk of the new SEC content once the league expands to 16. CFN today.

https://collegefootballnews.com/2021/07/texas-and-oklahoma-make-formal-request-to-sec-this-will-be-fun-daily-cavalcade

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I don’t see this waiting until 2025, the SEC is to diligent when looking into theses things.  As a conference why would you try to hold 2 schools that don’t want to be there, make them come to meetings and try to make them vote on things that could effect the schools you do have.  Personally I see this being the last year for TX and OK in the conference.  After the season things will become clear and we will get the actual look as to what the SEC will look like.  They won’t discuss it until February though as not to distract from the current season.

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Just now, B_Amazing said:

I don’t see this waiting until 2025, the SEC is to diligent when looking into theses things.  As a conference why would you try to hold 2 schools that don’t want to be there, make them come to meetings and try to make them vote on things that could effect the schools you do have.  Personally I see this being the last year for TX and OK in the conference.  After the season things will become clear and we will get the actual look as to what the SEC will look like.  They won’t discuss it until February though as not to distract from the current season.

We will need to see what the buyout would be to understand how/if they could leave earlier than 2025 ... given the SEC's almost unlimited capital it could certainly happen though?

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2 minutes ago, Swayin said:

We will need to see what the buyout would be to understand how/if they could leave earlier than 2025 ... given the SEC's almost unlimited capital it could certainly happen though?

The buyout of the Longhorn network will be the deciding factor.  No way the SEC allows them to keep that.  SEC is the brand no matter who it is if the championships are coming in they still have the brand.  TX is about to find out what it’s like to be in a conference not ran by them or catered to them. Plus TX loves to talk about how much money they have, a few $$$ isn’t going to stop them.

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On 7/27/2021 at 3:00 PM, Cockyandproud said:

I read one article, I've read so many lately that I can't remember which one was which, that I agree with.  I think you will wind up with three levels of football, and three national championships. 

 

Well that makes sense. Think about all the Div-1 teams we have now. 

I just hope the naming system is more logical than BCS, FBS, Div I, II, III. It made more sense when it was 1-A & 1-AA. 

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From ESPN: 

"The next step is to determine when the move will become a reality and what happens to the eight schools left behind. On Monday, Texas and Oklahoma issued a joint statement saying that they intend to remain in the Big 12 through June 30, 2025, when the current Big 12 media rights deal expires, but it's possible the schools attempt to exit sooner. Each university would have to pay a penalty of at least $75 million to $80 million to break that agreement, or hope that the Big 12 dissolves before the contract expires."

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1 hour ago, Spur&#x27;s Addiction said:

A&M ended up voting in favor. interesting.

I can't remember what article it was, but I read one earlier in the week that said A&M was in on this from the beginning, but they had to make it look like they didn't want it.  I think the vote shows that to be true.

If OU and UT aren't in the league next year, or the following, I will be very surprised.  I don't see them waiting to 2025 to be in.

I realize that it's about money, but from a football standpoint, I don't know why either one of them want to be here. It's going to be tough on both teams, but if Sarkisian can't get Texas improved quickly, they are going to get their brains beat out.

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The other thing to take note is now it’s looking like if OU and UT have joined before the new TV deal the floor of that deal will be 70-75 mil per.  I don’t see a one time buyout that may potentially costing you 5 mil more than the first year of the TV deal stopping them from negotiating and getting out at the end of the season.  

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On 7/28/2021 at 2:48 PM, Swayin said:

We will need to see what the buyout would be to understand how/if they could leave earlier than 2025 ... given the SEC's almost unlimited capital it could certainly happen though?

The big XII needs TX and Oklahoma far more than they need the big XII...unless the buyout is reasonable I can't see them leaving or being allowed to leave early...of course they have bottomless money so who knows?  

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