On Wednesday afternoon, a common college football realignment rumor popped back up on the rumor mill once more.
Texas and Oklahoma reportedly reached out to the SEC with one thing in mind. They were wondering if the stalwarts in the SEC were interested in forming a 16-team super league.
— Brent Zwerneman (@BrentZwerneman) July 21, 2021
SEC college sports reporter Dennis Dodd asked SEC commissioner Greg Sankey about the possibility of Texas and Oklahoma joining the conference.
“No comment on that speculation,” he said this afternoon.
Greg Sankey: “no comment on that speculation” on Texas and okla to the SEC
— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) July 21, 2021
Meanwhile, Brian Davis of the Austin American Statesman reached out to sources at both Texas and Oklahoma. “High-level officials at both school have been evasive when asked by the Statesman,” he reported this afternoon.
However, one Oklahoma source did respond and asked, “is this groundhog day all over again?”
Houston Chronicle reporting that Texas, OU have started talks about joining the SEC. High-level officials at both schools have been evasive when asked by the Statesman. "Is this groundhog day all over again?," an OU source said.
— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) July 21, 2021
This is hardly the first time both Texas and Oklahoma have been mentioned in a possible realignment scenario.
Both would bring plenty of eyeballs – and plenty of money – to a new league if they decided to join. However, there are a lot of moving parts here, which is why nothing has happened just yet.
Will Texas and Oklahoma finally leave the Big 12 for a chance to create a super-conference?