Texas A&M/Oklahoma/FSU joining the SEC?
by Kavin Caruso
Well that's the news around the SEC, Oklahoma Sooners and Texas A&M wants to join the SEC. Governor of Texas Rick Perry wants his alma mater Texas A&M to join the conference.
I got to tell you, I hate the idea because of geography. Florida State also wants to join the SEC. Now FSU joining would make sense, but one problem, Florida Gators. The Florida Gators would try to block that move because of recruiting.
Now Oklahoma has done well over the years, they would bring lots of money to the conference. Oklahoma just doesn't fit for the SEC. I mean come on now, SEC: Southeastern Conference! That's right Southeastern Conference, not Southwest, not Northeast, not Midwest, Southeast!
Its like asking Missouri to join the SEC or Ohio St; just doesn't make any sense to have some schools that are outside of the southeast region. I know things are going to happen in the coming weeks, but I hope Oklahoma and Texas A&M does not join the SEC.
Florida State trying to get out of the ACC only would hurt the conference in football. ACC is a basketball powerhouse with the likes of Duke, UNC, Wake Forest. When Florida State joined the ACC in the early 90's it helped the ACC in bringing revenue. Florida State won ACC Championships along with Natl Championships.
In the 80's there weren't any ACC schools other than Clemson that was winning National Championships. When Virginia Tech joined the ACC in the 2000's they were helping the ACC bring lots of excitement in football.
So someone please tell me what you think will likely happen in the near future.