A bombshell report was dropped on the college football world this week. According to Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle, both Texas and Oklahoma reached out to the SEC.
Texas and Oklahoma reportedly reached out to the SEC because they’re wondering if the league would want to expand to 16 teams.
Several hours after the news broke about Texas and Oklahoma potentially leaving the Big 12, Colin Cowherd of FS1’s The Herd shared his thoughts on this rumor on social media.
Cowherd pretty much hinted that he believes the Big 12 needs to do everything in its power to prevent this realignment from happening. That’s because if it does happen, the Big 12 won’t look like a Power Five conference in football.
“Regarding the stories of Texas and Oklahoma going to the SEC – if the Big 12 allows it to happen – they will become the Mountain West Conference with humidity,” Cowherd wrote.
— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) July 22, 2021
Usually, Cowherd’s followers disagree with his sports takes on Twitter. This time around, however, most of his followers agree with him.
The Big 12 without Oklahoma and Texas just wouldn’t feel right. The conference would need to rely on Baylor, Iowa State and Oklahoma State to really carry the load in their absence.
This story isn’t going away anytime soon, especially since the 2021 season is only a few months away.