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Paul Finebaum: ‘Texas is too good for the SEC’

Posted May 10th, 2017


Ah, Paul Finebaum. It’s May, so the SEC football hot-take king must be saying something outlandish.

During a Wednesday interview on Sirius XM College Sports Nation, Finebaum shifted his focus away from his usual sermons on Nick Saban and decided to throw some shade at the Big 12 and Texas.

Without citing anyone, Finebaum said he has “been told” that Oklahoma wants out of the Big 12 and compared the conference to “the Titanic, and you can see the iceberg in sight.”


He didn’t stop there. After speculating that Oklahoma would like to join the SEC, he started in on slamming the Longhorns and their fans.

“I have no doubt that Oklahoma wants in the SEC,” Finebaum said. “Texas doesn’t. Texas is too good for the SEC. Frankly, I think the University of Texas feels like they’re too good for college football, and look where that’s got them. The University of Texas, after having done nothing on the football field for the last five years, still thinks the entire college football world revolves around it. And I’m sorry, it doesn’t.”

You can listen to Finebaum’s full comments on the Big 12, Texas and Oklahoma below. Be warned: You might feel the hot air coming through your speakers. How many days until the season starts, again?

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