Report: Texas A&M to the SEC, Should the Big East Be Worried?
ESPN is reporting that Texas A&M to the SEC is a done deal, and will officially be announced on Monday. The network is citing a "high-ranking Texas A&M official."
If true, it will certainly create another ripple effect in college football, and one wonders what the Big Ten response would be. Remember, we just went through this a year ago when Colorado and Utah bolted to the Pac-12, and Nebraska to the Big Ten.
But should the Big East be worried?
The SEC has always been considered the nation's top college football conference, and the addition of Texas A&M -- and, according to the report, the possible addition of Missouri, Clemson and Florida State -- would only enhance that position.
If the back end of this report is true, that Mizzou is also going to the SEC, it would be somewhat of a blow to the Big Ten. If the B10 were to expand again beyond Nebraska's addition and its current 12 team lineup, the natural assumption was it would look to Missouri, which is a natural midwest fit. Now you have to wonder what schools the Big Ten would go after, and now you have to look at secondary candidates like Big East members Pitt and Syracuse.
Certainly, remaining Big 12 members Oklahoma and Texas would be options -- some might say the first option -- but the Big East should be a bit nervous here while watching the dominoes fall.
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