Now, if Texas A&M had joined the SEC, prospects from Texas could accomplish two frequently mentioned goals by signing one letter of intent. They could have stayed close to home and played in the SEC for A&M. Why travel when you can play in the best football conference just right down the road?
That would have affected Tennessee somewhat, but LSU is the school that should feel like it dodged a bullet. The Tigers don’t need nearby SEC recruiting competition when they delve into Texas.
Florida State was a fan favorite to join the SEC. It shouldn’t have been.