The Big 12 logo on Kansas' field in 2021. Oct 23, 2021; Lawrence, Kansas, USA; A general view of the Big 12 Conference logo on the field after the game between the Kansas Jayhawks and the Oklahoma Sooners at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Follow this upcoming 2023 college football season, the Oklahoma Sooners and the Texas Longhorns will be leaving the Big 12 Conference to join the SEC. But even though the teams are preparing to leave the conference that they’ve called home for the past several decades, it doesn’t sound like there will be too many hard feelings.

During a recent interview at Big 12 Media Days, Big 12 conference commissioner Brett Yormark made it clear that he wants this season to be filled with celebration for what Texas and Oklahoma meant to the conference over the years, saying “They’re a big part of the history of this conference.”

“They have a great identity. They’re national brands. They’re a big part of the history of this conference,” Yormark said according to On3. “But like I said last year, this conference is bigger than any two schools. We’re in a great place. There’s never been a better time than right now to be involved with this conference. And I’m excited about our future.”

It will be interesting to see how this season goes for both Texas and Oklahoma as they play their last season with the conference before moving to the SEC for the 2024 college football season.