Social Reactions: Best tweets in response to report that Oklahoma is looking at the SEC
The college football landscape was rocked to the core on Wednesday. Reports surfaced that the Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Longhorns were planning to attend the Southeastern Conference. You would be playing against former Big 12 enemies Texas A&M and Missouri once again.
Several reports have followed since this story was published. According to Brandon Marcello of 247Sports, both schools have been trying to leave the conference for some time.
According to the source, there have been rumors in recent months of Oklahoma and Texas kicking the tires and discussing a move away from the Big 12.
Al.com's John Talty has also confirmed Marcello's report.
What I can add to the Houston Chronicle report: Belief is that Texas and Oklahoma have already taken steps to facilitate an excerpt from the Big 12 and the SEC is the desired landing site: https://t.co/M5UGdZYPee
- John Talty (@JTalty) July 21, 2021
Then we have the current Texas A&M Sports Director, Ross Bjork. ESPN recently released its comments regarding Oklahoma and Texas joining the SEC conference as they did less than a decade ago. His comments seemed very uncertain about the accession of their domestic rivals.
According to ESPN report, Aggie AD wants to "protect Texas A&M" pic.twitter.com/dnk7Z9w4v5
- Patrick (@PatSportsGuy) July 21, 2021
A lot more will come to light in the coming days, but at this point no one seems to be discussing anything else. Almost fitting that the news broke moments before Aggies' head coach Jimbo Fisher was due to take the podium at SEC Media Day.
Sooners Wire collected some of the key Twitter responses to the report:
Just see what that looks like. pic.twitter.com/HgEPDFuu1i
- RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) July 21, 2021
The SEC source tells me that it "takes a majority vote" to add Texas, OU to the SEC.
- Kirk Bohls (@kbohls) July 21, 2021
Moving from Texas to the SEC would be a big blow to the Alamo Bowl.
- Stephen Simcox (@SimcoxStephen) July 21, 2021
So Texas A&M left the Big 12 to get out of the shadows of Texas and Oklahoma, only to fly in the shadows of Alabama…. and maybe soon Texas and Oklahoma.
- Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) July 21, 2021
Exclusive to Houston Chronicle: Texas, Oklahoma, please contact the SEC by attending the conference https://t.co/tw2Qm3yeoj via @houstonchron
- Brent Zwerneman (@BrentZwerneman) July 21, 2021
A possible Texas & OU move seems to be giving Aggies some serious PTSD right now lol pic.twitter.com/p3K1bDi7zI
- David Allen (@Doc_Texas) July 21, 2021
Texas Statement on Today's Houston Chronicle Report, SEC Speculation:
“Speculation always swirls around college athletics. We will not address rumors or speculations. "
- Jeff Barker (@JeffBarker_) July 21, 2021
Here Jimbo Fisher is asked about Texas and Oklahoma and the SEC, as reported by @HoustonChron pic.twitter.com/rB4xQ8TxJF
- Chris Gordy (@ChrisGordy) July 21, 2021
Joe Castiglione: https://t.co/4TYTi11nW9 pic.twitter.com/iyP5jKVGUH
- ?? Pat ☝ ??? (@Puffadda) July 21, 2021
Asked about the appeal of expansion after an @ HoustonChron report on the potential of Texas and Oklahoma inclusion, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey replied, "I will focus on the 2021 season." @LockedOnSEC pic.twitter.com/QilwbmioM7
- Chris Gordy (@ChrisGordy) July 21, 2021
. @ SEC so can we honk?
- Ross Lovelace (@Rosslovelace) July 21, 2021
Several of us have asked SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey several times here in Hoover about the OU-Texas rumors. Each of his answers was a variation of "We're just focusing on the 2021 season".
- Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) July 21, 2021
This is a "Texas and Oklahoma May Exit Big 12" meme. pic.twitter.com/YxDCRLdrcE
- Ben Stevens (@BenScottStevens) July 21, 2021
"OU and Texas could join the SEC"
Aggies: https://t.co/AKx8E0fmqC pic.twitter.com/wiO3g71obe
- Blinkin Riley (@blinkinriley) July 21, 2021
SEC to A&M https://t.co/tE3XlWCxQd pic.twitter.com/jypd7ucgMZ
- John Williams (@ john9williams) July 21, 2021
Texas a & m is just shaken. ? https://t.co/WgtX96gQMw
- TexWes (@ Wes1416) July 21, 2021
The Big 12 are more SWC than Big 8. Tell the SEC about that snoring of a conference
- Blake (@PumpYourBlakes) July 21, 2021
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