While not every SEC program is thrilled to be bringing Oklahoma and Texas into the fold, at least one of the teams seems excited for it. And they’re marking the occasion by trolling both of the soon-to-be SEC schools.
On Monday, the Ole Miss football Twitter account had a message for Oklahoma and Texas. Invoking the “It Just Means More” mantra, they posted photos from the last meeting they had with both schools – both wins.
In 1999, Deuce McAllister, Romaro Miller and Tim Strickland led the Rebels to an Independence Bowl win over the Sooners in the first-ever meeting between the two programs. They held the Sooners to just 25 points – their second-lowest total of the season – in that 27-25 win.
On September 14, 2013, Ole Miss went to Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium for a regular season matchup with the Longhorns. Thanks to a dazzling offensive showing, the Rebels left Austin with a 44-23 win – their second against Texas in eight meetings.
While that win over Texas was later vacated, the memories clearly remain:
It Just Means More. pic.twitter.com/IhXUc6OyEg
— Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) July 26, 2021
Oklahoma and Texas have been the big fish in their respective ponds for decades. But just about everyone expects that things will even out for them in the SEC.
In a given year there are anywhere from six to eight SEC teams that can beat almost anyone. And as some of the conference’s most recent members have learned the hard way, it’s hard to replicate the success in the SEC that they’ve had in other conferences.
The balance of power in FBS is about to take a massive shift. But that doesn’t mean it will shift at all in either Oklahoma’s or Texas’ favor.
What will be the first SEC team to beat either Oklahoma or Texas?