George W. Bush AUSTIN, APRIL 10– Former President George W. Bush arrives at the LBJ Presidential Library for the Civil Rights Summit. Photo by Eric Draper.

As college football continues to deal with conference re-alignment across the country, it sounds like one school is turning to former president George W. Bush in an attempt to make sure they are best suited for the future of college football.

According to a report from Pat Forde of Sports Illustrated, former United States President George W. Bush is lobbying on behalf of the SMU Mustangs in an attempt to convince the ACC to get the school invited to the conference. Meanwhile, Bush’s former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is doing the same thing for her alma mater of Stanford.

“Those schools and a third aspiring member, SMU, have been enlisting “big guns” to lobby on their behalf. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has been making calls on behalf of Stanford, as has internet innovator Jerry Yang. SMU, meanwhile, has enlisted former President George W. Bush, one source says,” Forde wrote for Sports Illustrated on Wednesday.

It’s certainly a wild story, and the college football world had plenty to say about it on Twitter.

Bush has no immediate personal connection with SMU, having attended both Harvard and Yale for his education, but he has become a fan of the athletic program after moving to Dallas following his presidency.

[Sports Illustrated]