It’s no secret that Texas and Oklahoma are leaving the Big 12 to join the SEC at some point in the very near future.
The Longhorns and Sooners reportedly started putting their move into motion several months ago. However, the news didn’t break until late July and it truly stunned the college football world when the move was confirmed.
With the move official, fans are wondering how both Texas and Oklahoma will perform in the most difficult conference – at least for college football.
ESPN’s Paul Finebaum isn’t worried about the move though. He thinks it will be a good thing for the Longhorns, who have struggled enough in the Big 12 as it is.
Here’s more, via 247Sports:
“There’s no logical reason … sometimes you just have to do something dramatic. I think this is a nuclear bomb going off for Texas. I’m thrilled with it. To keep swimming in the waters in the Big 12 — even when you were good — there isn’t as much of a sum gain. Now you’re in the best. And now Texas finally has a little attitude back. They are a difference maker. I’m not here to be dismissive of OU. Their resume speaks for itself. But Texas is so big and so mighty … I’ve written them off in the Big 12, but I’m not writing them off in the SEC. I think they can do quite well.”
It will be interesting to see if Finebaum is right. Of course, new head coach Steve Sarkisian will go a long way to determining if the Longhorns are successful in the Big 12 before they eventually leave for the SEC.
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