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Yeah, They’ll Fit In Just Fine


The deal that’s still not quite done seemed to have crossed the proverbial 50 yard line last night, where it would now be more surprising if TAMU stayed in the Big 12 than the expected move to the SEC.  While firm details are still not there, it seems like the ducks are lining up as it is now reported that the SEC has called for an expansion meeting this Sunday – and TAMU has scheduled a meeting of their own for Monday.  What is on the agenda for these meetings remains unknown, but it wouldn’t be surprising at all to hear an expansion plan announced Sunday night and TAMU get in line Monday night.

The matter of their joining partner is still up for debate with FSU, Oklahoma, Virginia Tech and OK State being the names that have been thrown around the most but no serious leads from any of the programs.  So let’s skip all of them and add Texas Tech.

I hear they have a great midnight golfing program.

Article written by Will Lentz

23 Comments for Yeah, They’ll Fit In Just Fine

  1. mocha
    6:12 pm August 12, 2011 Permalink


  2. Random guy
    6:13 pm August 12, 2011 Permalink

    I’m all for it

  3. Meh
    6:15 pm August 12, 2011 Permalink

    Does’nt benefit UK at all by adding AnM, the conference is already extremely tough…now there’s just another team who will beat us by 3-5 touchdowns every year.

  4. Kentucky Football Sucks
    6:47 pm August 12, 2011 Permalink

    3: Kentucky football could play in the OVC and would still get crushed. UK football sucks. Always has, always will.



  5. Juan4UK
    6:53 pm August 12, 2011 Permalink

    Who gets the money ?? Is the tv package increased or watered down for the two new teams?

  6. TexasCatFan54
    6:57 pm August 12, 2011 Permalink

    I go to Texas Tech, and I would love to be part of the SEC. Sure, we’d get our butts handed to us in both football and basketball, but I would get to see Kentucky come to town every couple of years for basketball and every 4 years in football, so it would be worth it to be able to show my Kentucky support in the stands rather than my apartment.

  7. Big Blue 66
    6:58 pm August 12, 2011 Permalink

    Im okay with expansion, but really TAMU is like adding georgia tech or something, dont know how they wont dilute revenue sharing. Would be great to add Oklahoma and/or Florida State/VT

    6:58 pm August 12, 2011 Permalink

    I’d like to see Miami join the SEC. Imagine what a road trip like that would be in January – the beach or golf in the day, and watching the cats at night!

  9. BUcats
    7:02 pm August 12, 2011 Permalink

    #8 – Adding TAMU would add the Texas market to the SEC which includes Dallas and Houston (Top 10 TV markets). A renegotiation with ESPN would net every school a lot more money. I personally want to see Oklahoma next after TAMU.

  10. dave
    7:03 pm August 12, 2011 Permalink

    need 3/4 vote to get accepted into conference. but not sure why most SEC schools would vote for another good fball school like FSU or GT or CLEM:
    1) potentially take recruits from them
    2) make it harder for older SEC schools to be undefeated
    3) won’t enter new TV markets/recruiting grounds
    VTech, TAMU, PITT, maybe UNC, USF, UCF seem like only real options if other schools are looking out for themselves also

  11. ZombieLibrarian
    7:14 pm August 12, 2011 Permalink

    This needs to happen, and like yesterday.

  12. Common Sense
    7:36 pm August 12, 2011 Permalink

    The point that OU and Okie State need to be in the same conference is interesting. Crazy state law. Won’t see either in the SEC unless the expansion is to 16 teams.

  13. me
    8:07 pm August 12, 2011 Permalink

    The reason to add TAM is to get the SEC on tv in Texas. Currently the SEC network is in only one top ten market , Atlanta. Texas has two Houston and Dallas. Therefore; they could get much more in a new tv deal since they would be in three top ten markets.

  14. Svoboda
    8:14 pm August 12, 2011 Permalink

    Tamu and west virginia

  15. ToeMater
    8:52 pm August 12, 2011 Permalink

    Ok, here is the definitive SEC realignment…WEST DIV: Move Vandy from the east to the west and bring in Texas A&M. EAST DIV: Bring in Va Tech, Georgia Tech and Clemson. This means the SEC opens up Texas, the Baltimore/DC area, the portion of Atlanta UGA doesn’t already have and brings in another pretty passionate football fan base with Clemson.

    South Carolina
    Va Tech
    Georgia Tech

    Texas A&M
    Ole Miss
    Mississippi St

  16. Roland
    9:29 pm August 12, 2011 Permalink

    Add the original SEC teams: Sewanee, Tulane, and Ga Tech.
    1933 Original SEC teams
    Georgia Tech
    Miss State
    Ole Miss

  17. tom5673
    9:51 pm August 12, 2011 Permalink


  18. Old Henry Man
    10:16 pm August 12, 2011 Permalink

    Ga Tech and FSU will not be in the SEC, either will Clemson.
    I am hearing that Maryland and Va Tech will join [email protected] and OU>

  19. Reese Anabuhlman
    10:58 pm August 12, 2011 Permalink

    Likely, won’t happen.

  20. Axe Cop
    11:30 pm August 12, 2011 Permalink


  21. Common Sense
    12:29 am August 13, 2011 Permalink

    The SEC currently has one city in the top 10 in the television market. ONE, which is Atlanta at #8. If you expand it to the top 25 they would have three if you include Tampa (#14) & Miami(#16) – I’m not sure if UF actually gets into those markets, I assume they do.

    With the additions of Texas A&M and Virginia Tech, that number blossoms to four in the top ten alone; Dallas (#5), Washington D.C. (#9) and Houston (#10). Expand an invitation to N.C. State and you capture Charlotte (#23) and Raleigh (#25).

    By adding the three schools above you almost triple the SEC’s market in top 25 cities (3 to 8), which make no mistake about it, would benefit all schools in the league.

    As a fun side-note, four of the new school markets are in the top ten of fastest growing cities in the USA stated by Forbes earlier this year. D.C at #10, Houston at #5, Dallas at #4 and surprisingly to some, Raleigh at #2. San Antonio sits at #9 on the growth list (#37 T.V. ratings).

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