Mack Brown thinks Texas and Oklahoma going to the SEC won’t mean anything if they don’t win.
The Sooners and Longhorns are expected to join the SEC no later than 2025, and the move represents a massive change in the landscape of college football. What will it ultimately mean? Not much if they don’t win, according to the UNC head coach. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
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Brown, who used to coach the Longhorns, said the following during a Wednesday interview with Paul Finebaum, according to 247Sports:
I would think, just in listening to AD’s across the country and the presidents, all of these moves are about money and securing your place at the highest level of sports long-term. And obviously most of that is TV money. And also the better schedule that you have the more enticing it is for season ticket sales and fans, but you’ve gotta win. I think that’s what all of this comes down to. If you don’t win, regardless of whether you’re Texas or Oklahoma or Ole Miss or North Carolina or Clemson, it doesn’t work. Because I’ve tried it both ways and people like it better if you win.
Of course, Brown is 100% correct, and nobody knows better than him the importance of winning. He was at the top of the world with the Longhorns when they were dominating.
Then, he was run out of Austin when the team dropped off. As he said, he’s done it both ways and people like winning a lot more than losing!
Oklahoma should be fine in the SEC, but Texas might have serious problems in the short term. The Longhorns have been mostly irrelevant for the past decade.
Going to the SEC, they’ll face much tougher competition than they ever did in the Big 12. The idea they’re going to roll in and win more in the SEC is laughable.
That’s never going to happen.
Either win or get out. It’s that simple when it comes to big-time college football.