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Harryo the K

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It’s a joke. Can you imagine SDSU in the SEC? They’d pretty much get steamrolled every conference game, only upside is Hoke would get roasted then fired. Likely scenario is SDSU to the PAC-12.
You folks are all thinking old school. The reason for these realignments is media rights power. Media money. TV...streaming......


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This is the direction to watch, and in many way makes the most sense in the short term.

Should the SEC look beyond Texas, where it has the Dallas (5) and Houston (8) secure, the next major markets in that direction geographically are Phoenix (11) and Denver (16), which translates to Arizona State and Colorado. It would also open the door to California.
Consider this option for the SEC: Adding four teams from the Pac-12.

Phoenix to Seattle, which has been a common trip for years in the Pac-12, is roughly 1,100 miles in the air, and 1,400 miles driving.

Phoenix to Birmingham is 1,400 miles, just with more time-zone changes.

In college football, more time-zones can be a good thing, because they can help provide more broadcast windows. With the West Coast teams the Big Ten has the ability to offer games at 11 a.m. CT, 2:30, 5, 7:30 and even 10 p.m. if it wants.

To take the speculation to another level, if the SEC absorbed four Pac-12 programs it could keep the east and west divisions with 10 teams in each. The dividing line could be the Mississippi River.

The idea is more than plausible.

 

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You folks are all thinking old school. The reason for these realignments is media rights power. Media money. TV...streaming......


West
This is the direction to watch, and in many way makes the most sense in the short term.

Should the SEC look beyond Texas, where it has the Dallas (5) and Houston (8) secure, the next major markets in that direction geographically are Phoenix (11) and Denver (16), which translates to Arizona State and Colorado. It would also open the door to California.
Consider this option for the SEC: Adding four teams from the Pac-12.

Phoenix to Seattle, which has been a common trip for years in the Pac-12, is roughly 1,100 miles in the air, and 1,400 miles driving.

Phoenix to Birmingham is 1,400 miles, just with more time-zone changes.

In college football, more time-zones can be a good thing, because they can help provide more broadcast windows. With the West Coast teams the Big Ten has the ability to offer games at 11 a.m. CT, 2:30, 5, 7:30 and even 10 p.m. if it wants.

To take the speculation to another level, if the SEC absorbed four Pac-12 programs it could keep the east and west divisions with 10 teams in each. The dividing line could be the Mississippi River.

The idea is more than plausible.

Real PAC-10 schools, absolutely. But if they were serious they would’ve snagged USC or UCLA or both. SDSU not a chance.
 

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Headline: BRADY HOKE TAKES ON THE SEC. ha ha....the dude couldn't even coach UM to a winning record and the alumni hate him there still, in a crap conference that never wins squat nationally other than OSU if they've recruited enough convicts.
 
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Harryo the K

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Bingo. The only school that mattered was usc. Ucla was part of the packaged deal.
The NFL does like the Jags, Texans, or Chuggers. But they provide media coverage over various time zone for more gambling.

If you are SEC and you need a West Coast team, you might use SDSU.
You know that Vanderbilt University is part if the SEC, right?
It's not quality, it's gambling visible product.
 
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The NFL does like the Jags, Texans, or Chuggers. But they provide media coverage over various time zone for more gambling.

If you are SEC and you need a West Coast team, you might use SDSU.
You know that Vanderbilt University is part if the SEC, right?
It's not quality, it's gambling visible product.
i understand your point. Eventually the Big 10 and sec will drop the leftovers.
 

Harryo the K

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i understand your point. Eventually the Big 10 and sec will drop the leftovers.
oh...and please get rid of the "Big Ten" and SEC monikers....how about
the GM Big Football Conference sound? How about Tyson Football Conference?
Huge money there. Huge.
Plus, Bryant–Denny Stadium could add the Draft Kings Crimson Tide Field.
 
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Harryo the K

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Money.
College athletes now can have endorsement deals, autograph signings, etc. might have $15,000 extra a year. Won't be long before star QB at Texas gets $200,000 to wear an Apple or Nike logo on uniform. Mini NFL. Watch NCCA start with NFL type rules, and tie ins with Draft Kings gambling sites.