Moments before Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher took the stage at SEC Media Days, Texas A&M’s beat writer for the Houston Chronicle dropped a bombshell of an exclusive report to say Texas and Oklahoma have expressed interest in joining the Southeastern Conference.
The Chronicle’s Brent Zwerneman spoke to “a high-ranking college official with knowledge of the situation” who said an announcement regarding the potential addition of Texas and Oklahoma could come in the weeks ahead.
— Brent Zwerneman (@BrentZwerneman) July 21, 2021
Once the story broke, Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger reached out to Texas A&M athletic director Ross Bjork for a comment on the matter. Bjork said, “We want to be the only SEC team from the state of Texas.”
Jimbo Fisher added, “I bet they would,” when he was asked on the SEC Media Days stage.
A&M broke off from the Big 12 to join the SEC in the summer of 2012, ending conference rivalries with both Texas and Oklahoma.
Texas A&M AD Ross Bjork on news that Texas and OU could be coming to the SEC: “We want to be the only SEC team from the state of Texas.”
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) July 21, 2021
Adding the Big 12’s two biggest football programs would bring the SEC to 16 teams, if it happens.