Texas-to-SEC has roots in reality
Paul Finebaum of the Mobile Press-Register recounts how Texas nearly joined the SEC back in 1990, when the league wanted to expand so it could hold a championship game.”The one that made the most sense was Texas,” former SEC commissioner Harvey Schiller told Finebaum. “I spent some time with DeLoss Dodds (the Texas athletic director) and he really wanted to join the conference.”
But the Texas legislature found out about the plans and told the SEC that it couldn’t take Texas without also taking Texas A&M, which is why the two are now always paired in realignment scenarios.
Well, Dodds is still the Longhorns athletic director, and while the school has a pretty good arrangement with the Big 12 (getting the largest share of revenue), it’s not a huge leap to suggest that if the Big 12 appears to be on its way toward extinction (which would happen if the Pac-10 took Colorado and the Big Ten took Missouri and Nebraska), then Dodds would have no problem guiding his school to the SEC again.