Hey, Notre Dame … what’s up?
There’s a whole separate rant coming about what’s potentially on the table for Notre Dame, but if the Big Ten wanted to yuck the SEC’s Texas and Oklahoma expansion spotlight yum, this would be it.
No, Notre Dame isn’t a part of that whole AAU thing, but that would be blown off because, you know, it’s Notre Dame.
Obviously it makes geographic sense, and of course the school fits the Big Ten world in every possible way, but it would be a question of which side could tamp down the arrogance just enough to possibly make this happen.
And then there’s the out-of-the-box thinking …
Hey, Texas A&M … what’s up?
What have we learned in this whole process over the last few days? We all knew Texas A&M despised the University of Texas, but it really, really, really, really, REALLY wants nothing whatsoever to do with that school.
This isn’t just cutesy ha-ha rivalry fun; this is pure, unadulterated hate.
Well, okay, Texas A&M. Here’s your not-so-idle threat to make to the SEC if it really wants to add Texas and Oklahoma. If that happens, maybe the Big Ten and Pac-12 would be interested, and you know the Big 12 would get down on one knee with a balloon bouquet to sell A&M on returning.
A&M fits the Big Ten’s AAU desire, and landing a massive school that helps pull in Houston along with other Texas markets looks great, but A&M leaving the SEC is getting wacky. So is …