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The wheels could be turning when it comes to Oklahoma and Texas moving to the SEC sooner than the fall of 2025.

ESPN’s Pete Thamel reported that the SEC had told Georgia and Tennessee to cancel upcoming games with the Oklahoma Sooners that were set to be played before OU joined the conference.


Rumors have persisted since the initial announcement that Oklahoma and Texas would find a way to leave the Big 12 early to join the SEC before 2025. However, this is the first bit of news that might provide to be the canary in the coal mine when it comes to a future early move.

With the news came a lot of raised eyebrows throughout the world of college football.

While the world of college football was taking in the news, Oklahoma was already set to turn the page and announced a new series just a few minutes after Thamel’s initial tweets went out to the world.

Despite being in neighboring states, the series will just be the sixth and seventh times the schools have met on the gridiron. The game next season in Norman will be the schools’ first meeting since 1995. The 2027 game at SMU will be OU’s first time visiting the Mustangs since 1970.

[Pete Thamel]

About Mike Abelson

Mike Abelson is an editor for Comeback Media. He also works as a writer and broadcaster for numerous organizations throughout New England. You can follow his journey to see a basketball game at every New England college at throughthecurtain.blog.