College Football Expansion: Teams (or Brands) for the SEC to Consider

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College Football Expansion: Teams (or Brands) for the SEC to Consider
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You are the big guy at a large company and have decided it is time to snap up a few new brands to add to your portfolio.

There are plenty of prospects, but you are looking for something that will “Wow” your current customer base, add value to your current business, meet the common sense test, and be a key contributor to your success for the long haul.

Your decision will impact your company for decades to come, and maybe even change your entire industry. You better be smart as you consider the options in front of you and know the pros and cons of each one.

If you are part of the group making the decisions for the SEC and Big 10 regarding expansion, you also better be doing your homework and know why you are going to invite a particular school to your party. You are going to impact all of the current members and change the landscape of college sports. For all of us that that love the game, please be smart.

Here are some insights from College Sports Matchups to help you know the good and bad for the schools you will be considering.

 

 

Potential SEC Members

 

Florida State

If they bring Miami along too it would give the SEC ownership of the Sunshine State. 

Fan Approval Expands the Base Logical Test of Time
Yes Yes Yes Yes

There would be no better first choice for the SEC.

 

Miami

If Florida State goes they better hope they get an invitation from the SEC. 

Fan Approval Expands the Base Logical Test of Time
Maybe Yes Somewhat No

They don't get to come without Florida State.

 

Virginia Tech

A new television market and great fan base.

Fan Approval Expands the Base Logical Test of Time
Yes Yes Yes Yes

Tennessee would be a natural rival and takes the SEC further up the Eastern portion of the country.

 

Texas

A better fit than the Big Ten for the Longhorns. 

Fan Approval Expands the Base Logical Test of Time
Why not? Yes 50/50 Unknown

If they want to come, you have to bring them. No special deals though.

 

Texas A&M

They can come if Texas does. Hey, it would be an upgrade over Vanderbilt!

Fan Approval Expands the Base Logical Test of Time
Iffy Yes Only with Texas Unknown

Now, can we get Vanderbilt to bolt to the New Big East/ACC?

 

Clemson

Would they be a better choice than Miami?

Fan Approval Expands the Base Logical Test of Time
Yes Yes Yes Yes

One of the first three that should be considered.

 

Georgia Tech

The Yellow Jackets are the sentimental choice for many.

Fan Approval Expands the Base Logical Test of Time
Yes No Yes Unknown

Hard to see this one happening.

 

Texas Tech

Tommy would love the chance to come back and stick it to Auburn. Sorry, Tommy. It is not going to happen.

Fan Approval Expands the Base Logical Test of Time
No Not enough No No

Had to throw them in the discussion with Texas and A&M.

 

South Florida

Nope. They have shown too much arrogance to the SEC at times. 

Fan Approval Expands the Base Logical Test of Time
No No No No

Not needed to dominate the state of Florida. No one really cares about South Florida athletics. 

There is our quick look. Who was left off the list or do we have it wrong about?

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