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The addition of Texas A&M and Missouri to the SEC effective May 28 has been all the talk down south. Some of that talk, however, has been negative. Many SEC fans believe that the addition of the Aggies and Tigers will make the SEC worse. When interviewed on Gray’s Sports Update, SEC Commissioner Mike Slive says that the two teams were added because of their prowess in athletics, academics, and overall school spirit. Read below to figure out what I believe Texas A&M and Missouri bring to the table.
What They Bring: Texas A&M has a new football coach, some of the best facilities in the country, and arguably the best fans in college sports. The new look in football will no doubt get the fans even more excited about this season, and I firmly believe that A&M will be a force in football within three years. The student section at A&M is famous for never sitting down at football games, and every sporting event has a great turnout at every event.
What They Don’t Have: They don’t have a top-tier basketball program. Yes, they did back when Billy Gillespie was at the helm, but right now under Billy Kennedy, they are rebuilding. I don’t think this basketball program will make a splash in the SEC for a few years.
What They Bring: The Tigers are bringing a successful basketball team, an improving football team, and a group of fans excited to be in the SEC. True, the basketball team did lose as a 2 seed to 15 seed Norfolk State in the NCAA Tournament, but this program has a bright future. The football team is expected by many to be the surprise team in the conference this year, so don’t be shocked if Missouri beats Georgia in their first SEC conference game.
What They Don’t Have: They don’t have history. A&M has traditions through the roof, and one of the more storied programs in the Big XII. Missouri hasn’t done very much in the three key sports. They don’t match the rich history that many SEC teams possess.
I feel like Missouri and Texas A&M will make an impact in most of the sports played in the SEC. While they may be stronger in some than others, it was definitely the right move by the conference to add the Aggies and Tigers.
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