The talk of SEC expansion is red hot again with the possibility of Texas A&M coming in from the Big 12. But the league would want to bring in two new teams and Sporting News college football reporter Matt Hayes wrote on the magazine’s website Thursday night Clemson would be one of the strong possibilities.
From Matt Hayes:
If the SEC can’t get Oklahoma—a Big 12 source told Sporting News last month that both the Texas A&M and Oklahoma board of regents had approved a move to the SEC in the summer of 2010 before Beebe saved the league—the SEC likely stays in the south for expansion. Forget about Florida State, Miami or Georgia Tech. Current SEC schools in those states won’t allow it. Virginia Tech and Missouri would be secondary considerations.
That means Louisville and Clemson are at the top of the list. With either addition, the SEC adds programs not afraid to spend money to get bigger (have you seen Louisville’s NBA arena and Clemson’s SEC-style football stadium?). Adding Louisville would bring the league a major basketball power, and adding Clemson would strengthen the overall sports program of the conference.
Here’s the link to the entire story.