The Head Ball Coach nonetheless has some jokes.
Retired school soccer coach Steve Spurrier, who coached 23 of his 26 seasons within the SEC, poked enjoyable on the College of Texas and the College of Oklahoma for his or her selections to depart the Massive 12 and be a part of the SEC.
“I can perceive Texas leaping over,” Spurrier mentioned, in keeping with the Orlando Sentinel. “They get to play Texas A&M once more. They get to … they will’t win the Massive 12 anyway.
“I believe they’re solely received two within the final 30 years or so. What’s it?”
The Longhorns have lately struggled to remain among the many high groups in school soccer. Texas final received the convention in 2009 after beforehand profitable it in 2005 and 1996. The Longhorns are on their third head coach since coach Mack Brown resigned in 2013.
Oklahoma, alternatively, has received the Massive 12 the final six seasons.
“I’m kind of shocked Oklahoma,” Spurrier mentioned, in keeping with the Sentinel. “I simply don’t suppose they’re going to return over to the SEC and win with any regularity the way in which that they win the Massive 12. Their followers would possibly say, ‘Yeah, now we are able to beat Alabama and LSU and all these dudes.’ It could not occur like that.
“I don’t know. It’s clearly more cash.”
On Tuesday, Texas and Oklahoma formally utilized to affix the SEC after saying their intent to withdraw from the Massive 12.
It’s extensively anticipated that each faculties would be capable to depart for the SEC prematurely of that 2025 date, although not with out coming to a buyout settlement with the Massive 12.
“I really feel sorry for the opposite faculties, Kansas State, Kansas, Iowa State, all these guys, as a result of they clearly want these two faculties there,” Spurrier mentioned of Texas and Oklahoma. “It (the transfer to the SEC) appears prefer it’s going to occur. Perhaps it would work out for the very best.”
Contributing: Paul Myerberg
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