posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 11:43 PM
ok...heres my take.
Texas A&M to the SEC is a good move for them. The "BIG 12" is about to implode under the weight of Texas, even Oklahoma will only take so much for
so long. (I'm a life long Husker fan so I have biases but I'll be the first to call a spade a spade).
I like FSU to the SEC, but I think they have a better situation in the ACC. However, it may actually help recruiting if the move to the SEC. They
would have better "marquee match ups" they could use during recruitment.
The Mizzou to SEC is a horrible call. Again, Mizzou needs to get out of the BIG 12, but not to the ACC. Pinkel may think he's a genius recruiter, but
no way he gets top to mid level talent recruiting against Florida, Georgia, LSU, etc. If FSU jumps to the ACC, Mizzou and Kansas should look to the
ACC. Mizzou's football program (if it stays at the level they have now) could definitely compete with NC, VT, Vandy, Virginia and the rest of the
gang. And could you imagine ACC basketball with programs like NC, Duke and the Jayhawks!!
If that were to happen, that would leave Iowa St and Kansas St out in the cold. I could see them going to like the MAC or Mid-Ohio conference. Sure
it's mid major, but that's really the talent level they are at. K-St could maybe survive in the Mountain West or WAC.
Then you have Texas, Oklahoma, Okie St, Baylor, Texas Tech left. I think that if A&M and Mizzou leave, Texas goes independent and the rest of the
"BIG 12" is left holding the bag. Baylor would probably go Mountain West or WAC. And I could see OU, Ok St and Texas Tech headed to either SEC, ACC
The lone big "free agent" would be Notre Dame (who I absolutely hate). IF they ever decided to join a conference in football (basketball is already
part of Big East) they would most likely join the BIG 10.
Anyway....that's my rant. I'm happy for A&M tho. They will be a great addition to SEC. They just need to get their talent level up now.