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OU and UT off to the SEC? Only the shadow knows……..

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OU and UT to SEC?

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The rumor mill is at full throttle today with the thought that the Oklahoma Sooners and the Texas Longhorns are in talks with the Southeast Conference in regard to both Big Twelve schools aligning with the conference and as the SEC forms a “super” league of sixteen teams.  The two major football schools would bring a lot to the table if they bolted the Big Twelve and it is known that the SEC would love to add the powers to solidify the league into the most powerful football alignment in college football.  No word from either OU or Texas but both schools are hush hush.
Is this just another false rumor that seems to circulate every few years with the Sooners and the Longhorns?  Maybe, but maybe not.  The positives of both joining the SEC are many, yet the fact that Texas would probably have to give up their “Longhorn Network” and Oklahoma would be separating from their instate rival Oklahoma State could be roadblocks.  With that, the next year will be telling as the new TV contracts become items for decisions for the major schools and a new larger playoff system takes effect. 




“According to a report from the Houston Chronicle (link requires subscription), both the Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Longhorns have reached out to the SEC about forming college football’s first 16-team super conference. Not too long ago Sooners fans believed that the first super conference would come as part of the new Pac-16 Conference. The Longhorns pulled the plug on that idea due to wanting their very own network.”



About Fred Pahlke

Fred Pahlke, an Oklahoma native has viewed over 10,000 sporting events in his 65 years. A season ticket holder of the Oklahoma City Thunder, former season tickect holder for the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma City University Chiefs/Stars, he is an expert in both professional and college basketball and football. A high school athlete at Classen High School in basketball and tennis, he played amateur tennis after high school in the Missouri Valley Tennis Association. A graduate of Oklahoma City University, he taught in the public schools for 6 years before becoming a building administrator in the Oklahoma City Public Schools for 31 years, 28 as the Principal of various schools in the district. He has guided various high school and college athletes in his time as an educator and coach. Fredsportsextra has recorded 101, 410 article views in its first ten months, from August 2015 through May 2016.

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