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My Understanding of the Expansion

Posted on: November 18, 2018 at 19:33:42 CT
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Frank Broyles wanted Arkansas out of the SWC. The SEC wanted in the Texas media market. Broyles assured SEC officials that if Arkansas joined the SEC then Texas A&M would too. That did not happen so we took South Carolina to balance out everything.

When Texas A&M finally did ask to join the SEC everyone, and I do mean everyone, thought that Virginia Tech would too. However, VT had just spent a ton of political capital to get into the ACC and was pretty much stuck there for the foreseeable future. Again the conference needed balance so Mizzou received an invitation.

Sorry, Mizzou, but that is how it all happened. Your AAU membership had utterly nothing to do with it.
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     Love the SEC. I wish we would step it up across the board - mu95como MU - 11/19 12:28:27
     Love SEC and East has been good for us at this time - Tptiger MU - 11/18 22:02:43
          So long as we keep Texas out - JG MU - 11/18 22:07:05
               I totally agree - Tptiger MU - 11/18 22:08:19
     I was born and raised in the Missouri Bootheel and from my - DoltfromSTL MU - 11/18 21:39:53
          RE: I was born and raised in the Missouri Bootheel and from my - SMatMU MU - 11/19 08:32:39
               New Madrid County is way up north (nm) - DoltfromSTL MU - 11/19 13:11:35
          RE: I was born and raised in the Missouri Bootheel and from my - JG MU - 11/18 21:47:32
          I Too am from the Bootheel - RhodeIslandRed LSU - 11/18 21:45:20
               We folks down in Dunklin County don't consider you people... - DoltfromSTL MU - 11/18 21:48:47
                    Let's be Technical - RhodeIslandRed LSU - 11/19 07:33:32
     Love the dough and its a great cultural fit - JG MU - 11/18 21:28:35
     SEC has been great in my mind... - Gyro MU - 11/18 20:17:19
          of course it is better. this was a great move and - Erwin Fletcher STL - 11/18 20:39:03
     Didn't know then, but now I do, SEC - ColoradoBlueTiger MU - 11/18 20:14:31
     I love being in the SEC AND good with being in the East - mizzoumurfkc KC - 11/18 20:12:55
     Very happy in the SEC and happy we are in the east, the - MUTGR MU - 11/18 20:01:21
     If we get moved to the West Division, we'd better step it up - Deputy Dawg MU - 11/18 19:50:37
          Come on we have owned A&M. Like 7-2 in the last 9 games. - TigerMatt MU - 11/18 20:53:50
     16 team superconferences only happen if the tax benefits of - jake_mu MU - 11/18 19:28:00
     With OU and OSU in the West. nm - bornoncampus MU - 11/18 19:24:36
          OU can go pound red clay dirt(nm) - Tigrrrr! MU - 11/18 19:40:15
     Still thrilled to be in the SEC. - BigMo89 MU - 11/18 19:23:59
     East is easier. Makes no sense geographically.(nm) - DrViagra MU - 11/18 19:16:22
     I personally like being in the east(nm) - recruiter MU - 11/18 19:13:39
     Doesn't matter, but I love whippin TN every year - AWOLTiger KC - 11/18 19:09:16
     East. Arky, Tenn. Vandy and Kentucky all close - McKinneyTiger MU - 11/18 19:05:52
          Agree, nice having that many cllose games. It has only been - Catfish MU - 11/18 19:18:29
          True. Only Ole Miss would be otherwise (nm) - TigerFan92 MU - 11/18 19:11:14
     As much as everyone is going to say that I am full of it - Me?Justafan MU - 11/18 19:05:38
          In 1992 the SEC wanted to expand. Texas, Texas A&M, Arkansas - Ozland Tiger LSU - 11/18 19:24:18
               Instant Karma - Uncle John MU - 11/18 19:36:06
               My Understanding of the Expansion - RhodeIslandRed LSU - 11/18 19:33:42
                    RE:But the AAU membership was icing on the cake to make - Me?Justafan MU - 11/18 19:35:26
               RE: Here is why I believe it will be TX and OK. - Me?Justafan MU - 11/18 19:33:41
                    Boone Pickens ensured that OK doesn’t go anywhere - jumbo73 MU - 11/18 19:36:05
     So damn glad and lucky to be in the SEC! - turnersmotiger MU - 11/18 19:04:03
     Stay East until Bama declines which is never(nm) - TigerFan92 MU - 11/18 19:01:30
     I personally like playing UGA and FL more than - alwaysright MU - 11/18 18:56:46
     FL and UsC travel is just too far. WEST!(nm) - RayKinsella1922 MU - 11/18 18:55:21
          RE: FL and UsC travel is just too far. WEST!(nm) - MizzouGunner MU - 11/18 19:39:30
     Future of the SEC - RhodeIslandRed LSU - 11/18 18:53:09
          Why not Virginia and UNC - tman MU - 11/18 18:54:57
               They Do Not Fit Our Profile - RhodeIslandRed LSU - 11/18 19:12:10
                    I don't know those schools from that perspective - tman MU - 11/18 19:14:07
               Those two schools are DRAMATICALLY less likely to leave - alwaysright MU - 11/18 18:58:29
                    NC State helped invent the ACC - tigersailor MU - 11/19 06:55:34
                         I get that. And "original" ACC is why Duke, UNC, and - alwaysright MU - 11/19 11:59:12
                    I Cannot Argue with That - RhodeIslandRed LSU - 11/18 19:17:27
                    If you are the best and offering a more lucrative deal - tman MU - 11/18 19:03:33
     SEC for sure. East is perfect and the - tman MU - 11/18 18:49:10
     The question can only be addressed if we know the - jumbo73 MU - 11/18 18:48:19
          We would? Have you thought this through?(nm) - GA Tiger MU - 11/18 18:49:58
               Given the direction GA has taken, are our prospects of - jumbo73 MU - 11/18 18:53:32
                    RE: Given the direction GA has taken, are our prospects of - CPA MU - 11/18 19:03:39
                    We have struggled to beat UGA, but we have been quite - alwaysright MU - 11/18 18:59:52
                         Take that logic to its natural conclusion and our - jumbo73 MU - 11/18 19:02:04
                              The fvck? - alwaysright MU - 11/18 20:55:48
                              Your analysis there is not connected to logic.(nm) - GA Tiger MU - 11/18 19:11:07
                                   Then expain why. Do you agree with the poster that I - jumbo73 MU - 11/18 19:15:14
                                        Almost nothing is all or nothing. There would be a - GA Tiger MU - 11/18 20:07:56
                    Georgia is still beatable and MU could have beaten them... - BandG MU - 11/18 18:57:08
                         i recall the same sentiment about Nebraska and Oklahoma - jumbo73 MU - 11/18 18:58:50
                              Well I remember beating the crap out of Nebraska... - BandG MU - 11/18 19:00:48
               Dont you think a 4 team pod with MU, OU, ATM, and Bama... - BandG MU - 11/18 18:52:58
     I love being in the east....closer drives except for... - BandG MU - 11/18 18:47:45
     stay in the east by a mile - Jeff85 MU - 11/18 18:47:03
     We've been fortunate to be in the East, let's leave i - 90Tiger MU - 11/18 18:46:33
     I'm fine with the East, I think it is better for us - MizzouAstro MU - 11/18 18:46:21
     East has been good to us and Arkansas is as natural - samclemens MU - 11/18 18:45:44
     Logically we should be in the West - Cosmo MU - 11/18 18:45:36




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