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How Close Were Oklahoma and Texas to Leaving Big 12 Early? This Close, Reports Say

Multiple reports have surfaced this week offering details on the Sooners and Longhorns leaving the Big 12 after the 2023 season, but it looks like it won’t happen now.

John E. Hoover

Fans on both sides who wanted Oklahoma and Texas to leave the Big 12 Conference early nearly got their wish.

That’s according to multiple reports, over the last two days, citing unnamed sources, that shed light on the Sooners’ and Longhorns’ efforts to migrate to the Southeastern Conference starting in 2024.

Action Network college football insider Brett McMurphy even reported that the schools and the conference had reached an agreement to an exit strategy that would let OU and Texas out of their contract and television grant of rights deal that runs through June 2025.  Click here to read more.