Why I am against the Texas Longhorns joining Texas A&M in the SEC
Like most of us feel, Texas had a huge hand in destroying the SWC and the Big 12. The shotgun wedding they forced on A&M to join the Big 12 was not taken well. In all honesty, A&M could have been an SEC member for almost 30 years now if they went with their gut back when the SWC dismembered and been more receptive to the SEC reaching out. If you are unsure what I am talking about please read “The 100-year decision: Texas A&M and the SEC” — you will not regret it.
The sole reason for the destruction of the Big 12 lays on the Longhorns’ lap with how the huge blame for the departure of Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, and Texas A&M. The Longhorn Network, the extra pay, and the mentality that if it did not benefit them they weren’t going to do it for the conference. Who is to say these tendencies won’t linger over to the SEC?
At the very least, you know that they’re going to start drama within the conference.
Just like Missouri, the SEC doesn’t feel like a fit for Texas. Besides Vanderbilt no other team is located in a major city, they are all college towns, unlike Austin. And at every campus, there is always a southern charm that it adds. I do not believe Austin provides any sort of southern charm to it as it is its own little world in Texas. They don’t provide any culture to a culture-rich conference.
Lastly, we all know the arrogance that comes with Texas fans. When they finally have the SEC patch on, it will be unbearable. They will begin coat riding Alabama’s accomplishment just like they accuse Texas A&M does. Like Georgia, they will generate a lot of hype just to underperform. That said, at least Georgia has been to the Championship game recently.