Could you picture a Big Ten that doesn’t include Michigan and Ohio State? That is apparently a possibility if you believe this latest rumor on conference realignment.
Jack McGuire — who writes for Barstool Sports and is a producer on the popular Unnecessary Roughness college football podcast — is reporting that the Southeastern Conference is in “serious contact” with Michigan and Ohio State about joining the league. He added that he is unaware of whether or not this could actually happen but that there is at least interest from the SEC to poach two of the Big Ten’s biggest programs.
SEC has been in serious contact with Ohio State, Michigan, Clemson, and Florida State.
Not clear if this will materialize, but they have their eyes on a true 20 team MEGA conference.
OU and Texas just the start. #ScoopCity
— Jack McGuire (@JackMacCFB) July 23, 2021
McGuire’s tweet above was met with plenty of skeptism — including from myself — but right now it seems like anything and everything is possible in conference realignment. I couldn’t imagine the Big Ten letting both the Buckeyes and Wolverines leave the league, but you never know and this will be something to potentially monitor in the coming weeks.