The Universities of Texas and Oklahoma made huge news earlier this year that completely changes the college football landscape.
After falling out with the Big 12 conference recently, both programs decided on a change of scenery. The Oklahoma Sooners as the Texas Longhorns will soon be joining the Southeastern Conference, better known as the SEC. The move, which was announced before the college football season got underway, rocked the sports world to its core. The move is especially significant in college football where both Texas and Oklahoma are traditional powerhouses. Football fans are salivating at the thought of universities joining a conference that already includes Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Florida, Auburn and Tennessee. New rivalries will emerge and the SEC will become the most dominant force that college football has ever seen. The SEC is already one of the most competitive conferences in the NCAA, but Oklahoma and Texas add another layer.
As excited as SEC fans are for the new arrival, Texas and Oklahoma fans might be even happier. That much was evident earlier today on ESPN’s College Gameday broadcast when fans broke out in an “SEC” chant. Their voices were loud and clear during the broadcast as excitement builds among college football fans. Take a look at this Twitter post to see what I mean.
“It didn’t take long for Texas and OU (Oklahoma) fans to start the SEC chant,” the social media post reveals.
Listen to that crowd! That is a group of fans from both teams joining together to celebrate their future move to the superior conference. The Longhorns and Sooners took the field today for the “Red River Rivalry,” which is what they call the game between the two schools.
Texas and Oklahoma Fans Unite for ‘SEC’ Cheer
Fans from Texas and Oklahoma universities are sworn college football enemies. The game between the Longhorns and Sooners is one of the biggest rivalries in all of sports. Several games between the two schools have gone in college football history as classic matchups. It is always an intense game when these two football titans face one another.
The two schools plan on keeping the rivalry intact once they officially join the SEC in 2025. Both schools also hope to produce new rivalry games against already established SEC teams.
Oklahoma comes into today’s game with an undefeated 5-0 record with another win on their mind. Heisman Trophy candidate, quarterback Spencer Rattler, leads a potent Oklahoma Sooner offense that can score with the best of them.
The Texas Longhorns are on the upswing this year after hiring Steve Sarkisian as their head coach. The team is 4-1 on the season and looking to upset the Sooners for a big win.
It will soon be on to the SEC in the near future for these two proud college football programs.