Texas, Oklahoma in talks to potentially leave Big 12 and join SEC: report

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Former LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson (2) after making a catch in the second half against the Texas Longhorns at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Photo credit Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

A pair of vaunted Big 12 teams could soon find a new home in the Southeastern Conference.

Both Texas and Oklahoma have reportedly reached out to the SEC about possibly joining the league, according to a report from the Houston Chronicle.

If such a move were to happen, it'd leave the Big 12 with just eight member schools and likely looking for new additions. Both Missouri and Texas A&M previously made the jump from the Big 12, which was founded in 1994, and are currently in the SEC.

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey wouldn't weight in on any potential realignment when asked Wednesday, per Brett McMurphy.

"We are only worried about the 2021 season," he said. "Somebody dropped a report from unnamed people."

Nebraska had previously left the Big 12 for the Big Ten, while Colorado left to join the Pac-12. Those programs were replaced by TCU and West Virginia.

Should either of Texas or Oklahoma join the SEC, currently with 14 member schools, it'd mark yet another pair of established programs in a league that already features the past two College Football Playoff champions in Alabama and LSU. Oklahoma has been a mainstay in the CFP semifinal round, qualifying four separate times, but has yet to win and advance to the title game.

The potential logistics have not been specified, but a decision is expected within weeks, according to the report.

For the full report from the Houston Chronicle, click here.

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