POLL: 59.7% Of People Think Oklahoma And Texas Going To The SEC Is Bad For College Football

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The majority of people don’t think the SEC adding Texas and Oklahoma is good for college football.

The two Big 12 powerhouses are on the verge of joining the historic conference, and college football will never be the same once it happens. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

I asked people in a Twitter poll Sunday whether or not the move was good for college football, and the results weren’t close.

Of the 1,411 voters, 59.7% voted that the move is bad for college football

I understand some people are upset about Texas and Oklahoma joining the SEC to create the strongest conference in college history, but it was likely inevitable that we saw expansion like this.

The biggest thing to me is preserving major rivalries, and I think that will happen. Oklahoma and Texas will still play each other, and the Aggies will also now return to playing the Longhorns.

As a purist, nobody loves rivalries and traditions more than me. However, I also understand the money angle. That’s why I am okay with Maryland and Rutgers being in the B1G, despite the fact that neither are great.

The Big Ten adding both brought in the New York and east coast TV markets. The move helped the B1G become the richest conference in America.

Now, the SEC is pulling off a move to print cash. It’s just the nature of the beast.


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As long as the rivalries are preserved, then I ultimately am not against expansion. We just need to make sure the Big Ten isn’t left behind in the arms race.

Let me know in the comments if you think the SEC adding the Sooners and Longhorns is good or bad for the sport.