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Columnist Thinks Oklahoma, Texas Will Leave The Big 12

The Big 12 isn't going to exist in its current form for much longer, says one columnist.

Talk of the Big 12's eventual demise has been going on for a couple of years now.

A columnist for the Dallas Morning News seems to agree with this idea.

Kevin Sherrington, a sports writer for Texas' biggest paper, thinks Oklahoma "wants out" of the league and that Texas will join them.

From his Q&A:

That story comes from our old pal Paul Finebaum, who was really just speculating. As it turns out, I think he's right. Oklahoma wants out, but not necessarily by itself. I think it would like to team up with Texas in a new realignment. The contract expires in 2024, and when that happens, I think we'll see a sea change in college football, and maybe the last one for a long while. I don't think there's any way the Big 12 goes on its present form at that point. The other schools might stay and add the likes of SMU and Houston, but it won't be a Power Five conference anymore.

If Texas and Oklahoma are going to leave, where would they go?

The SEC might make the most sense for a competition/geographic standpoint, but the Pac-12 might give the Sooners and the Longhorns more power.