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    Oklahoma did recieve SEC invite

    It should come as no surprise that Texas A&M received an invitation from the SEC before ultimately deciding to stick with the Big 12(-2).


    What may come as somewhat of a mild surprise is the fact that another school in the Big 12 whose name doesn't rhyme with "Schmexas" received one as well.


    Speaking to reporters Wednesday morning, Oklahoma president David Boren revealed that his school -- along with the Aggies -- had received an invite from the SEC as well as the Pac-10. Boren said the offer wasn't really considered due to the fact that Texas and Oklahoma State weren't included.


    An SEC spokesperson told the Associated Press that he was "not in a position to comment" on Boren's statements.


    OU's decision to turn down an offer from the SEC hardly nudges the needle on the shock meter as many associated with the university have publicly stated that they would follow Texas wherever they went conference-wise.


    Still, it's somewhat head-scratching that a pair of schools would turn down a conference flush with both revenue and stability, instead opting to remain in one that's far from stable and even further away financially. Then again, big money or not, the competition in the SEC could've caused both schools to give the Big 12 another chance.



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    Re: Oklahoma did recieve SEC invite

    Would be interesting to see how things would have proceeded if OU and A&M had made the jump. I'd imagine there were two other SEC targets if they were looking to match the Pac-10's move.



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    Re: Oklahoma did recieve SEC invite

    OU rejected the SEC invite and partnered with Texas (ride and die together) in order to keep SEC schools out of the cookie jar (recruits). A&M getting into the SEC was contingent on OU accepting. in the in the university decided the best plan for Oklahoma football was to keep the recruits away from the SEC, get paid, and start our own network



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    Re: Oklahoma did recieve SEC invite

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    Would be interesting to see how things would have proceeded if OU and A&M had made the jump. I'd imagine there were two other SEC targets if they were looking to match the Pac-10's move.
    Actually, I don't think Mike Slive wants a 16 team conference...at least that is what he has publicly stated...due to it being too tough to adminster that many teams. Would not be surprised with 14...if the right two were added...most of the others discussed did not bring much in terms of footprint and TV.



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    Re: Oklahoma did recieve SEC invite

    Wouldn't make a move without OSU though as well.. T Boone working them?



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    Re: Oklahoma did recieve SEC invite

    Sounds like the southern four pack is not going anywhere else when you hear more of these comments.


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    Re: Oklahoma did recieve SEC invite

    The more stuff like this I hear, the more it seems that my gut feeling that Texas and OU are really more interested in running their own conference than joining someone else's.


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    Re: Oklahoma did recieve SEC invite

    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer View Post
    OU rejected the SEC invite and partnered with Texas (ride and die together) in order to keep SEC schools out of the cookie jar (recruits). A&M getting into the SEC was contingent on OU accepting. in the in the university decided the best plan for Oklahoma football was to keep the recruits away from the SEC, get paid, and start our own network

    That is a funny, funny rationalization -- but at least you admit OU is also a lackey for UT. That is also funny.



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    Re: Oklahoma did recieve SEC invite

    Quote Originally Posted by mark View Post
    That is a funny, funny rationalization -- but at least you admit OU is also a lackey for UT. That is also funny.
    whatever dude. We had three options, we stuck with one that would be less hassle. Don't get on your high horse when your administration offered a bribe to keep the money train alive.



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    Re: Oklahoma did recieve SEC invite

    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer View Post
    OU rejected the SEC invite and partnered with Texas (ride and die together) in order to keep SEC schools out of the cookie jar (recruits). A&M getting into the SEC was contingent on OU accepting. in the in the university decided the best plan for Oklahoma football was to keep the recruits away from the SEC, get paid, and start our own network
    I'm in total agreement with this. We don't need any SEC schools getting the upper hand on Texas recruiting. It's also another reason I don't want Arkansas considered if the league were to expand.


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    Re: Oklahoma did recieve SEC invite

    I don't see the big 12 together in 5-10 years. I think OU to the SEC could happen someday. If that happens, the SEC gets into the state of Texas very heavily for recruiting.



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    Re: Oklahoma did recieve SEC invite

    Quote Originally Posted by nileo View Post
    I don't see the big 12 together in 5-10 years. I think OU to the SEC could happen someday. If that happens, the SEC gets into the state of Texas very heavily for recruiting.
    I'm not so sure about this. All along I've been skeptical of UT and OU joining another conference because as it stands right now, they have everything to lose and not much to gain.

    If you're OU or UT (or visa versa) all you have to do is beat the other one and you're playing for a B12 championship and often a NC. The money is already there for these schools and so why would you want to go to the SEC, where you probably don't make any more money (TV wise) and play an extra 1-2 minimum top 10 teams every years?



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    Re: Oklahoma did recieve SEC invite

    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer View Post
    whatever dude. We had three options, we stuck with one that would be less hassle. Don't get on your high horse when your administration offered a bribe to keep the money train alive.
    dude absolutely agree with you. maybe would be a little less hassle...but sure has heck will be more money eventually (if network takes off). plus OU would be a fool for leaving the UT rivalry.

    and while you are right on the 'high-horse' part from the Cyclone fan's response...take the high road. don't come onto another team's fan site and throw that....frankly, if the shoe was on the other foot, you'd do whatever it takes to keep the money train alive (and not die just b/c the world of college athletics has turned everything into TV sets and money). OU has been a partner with Iowa State for gawd knows how many decades. Lets not get uppity about net worth and how pretty you look now when we were your friends way before now.

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