With the Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Longhorns leaving the Big 12 for the SEC, it’s only a matter of time before the Big 12 are no more. With his former conference in a position to grab up some of the Big 12 schools, ESPN’s Jay Bilas has a suggestion for what the ACC should do next.
Appearing on SportsCenter today, Bilas suggested that the ACC contact the SEC and propose a merger of their conferences. He pointed out that the natural (geographic) rivalries that the two conference have would be great for allowing them to grow even bigger.
“If I were commissioner of the ACC, the one thing I would be thinking about is approaching the SEC and saying ‘look at all of the natural rivalries we have in our conference.’ Why don’t we start thinking about a merger?”