Paul Finebaum Suggests These 3 Schools Join The SEC
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In an appearance on WJOX-FM in Birmingham Wednesday, ESPN’s Paul Finebaum suggested a few more programs may want to join the SEC if College Football Playoff expansion talks continue to stall...

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“When Texas and Oklahoma joined the SEC back in the summer, I thought that was it (for realignment.) I don’t think that’s the case anymore. I think the SEC is in such a strong position and I think the world of college football is so upside down based on the attitude like Jim Phillips, Kevin Warren from the Big Ten, and George Kliavkoff from the Pac-12 that I think others are going to look for an exit strategy,” Finebaum explained. “Instead of wasting time instead of the College Football Playoff, you have some major universities going ‘you know what, what good is this doing us staying in our league that refuses and will not accept change? Let’s call the SEC, see what the dollar amount is and get out of where we are.”

“If you’re sitting there in a Notre Dame position, why do you join the ACC with that approach?” he asked. “And if you’re Clemson or some of these other schools — Florida State in particular — you have to be asking yourself ‘why don’t we join a super league and really say who cares what the rest of college football does? We’re joining the only conference that matters.'”
(The Spun)
Filed Under: SEC Football
Originally published on SECRant.com

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Since the real goal is to make it to, and win, the CFP, why would Clemson, FSU, or Notre Dame want to join the SEC and have to fight their way through a 8-9 gmae gauntlet to be chosen. Much easier for them to stay in the wuss league(ACC) and play 6-8 Little Sisters U. games and be chosen for CFP, just like ND tries to do. Yes they lose the big US$ from the SEC but their smug alums should be able to make that up for them as they pat themselves on the back and tell themselves they are one of the relevant teams in the CFB world. FSU can't even do that for the past6-7 years. ND is yet to make a reasonable showing in the CFP after being chosen over more worthy teams. And the CU(Cornbread University) run may be over as Dabo has lost his best assistants/coordinators.
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He's thinking those schools have the same objective as SEC schools. There is enough information out there that if he bothered to look, he wouldn't be spewing this.
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enough is enough.... it was bad enough letting Texas A&M and Texas in...No more please
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frick that bald bastard
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Intellient reply. That added a lot to the conversation.
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There will be 4 16 tram power conferences - the rest are on the outside looking in. The most to lose right now: Oregon State, Miss State, Wake Forest, Vandy, TCU, Kansas State, Rutgers
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FSU is a sneaky tire fire and overrated AF - they are still living off Peter Warrick and Crab Legs. They don't deserve an invite at this point.
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That school would probably do better under Deion Sanders leadership than the head ball coach now but dont care, 2022 season is where they get their tail whipped by LSU :)
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The chickencrap “Alliance” is causing some historic blue bloods to look for a way out of their stagnant conferences. Maybe the SEC should take all of them and break off from the NCAA. College football is now professional so why not group the major players together to maximize the entertainment and money?
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PS: "I want to marry Nick Saban"
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I’m okay with even six more schools. Clemson and Florida state make sense. As long as Michigan Ohio state penn state notre dame and usc all get left out.
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We are big enough. Add more and it ceases being a conference. The one thing about SEC schools is that, generally speaking, there is a commonality in the fan bases and the kids that go those schools. Generally, similar upbringings, etc. We already have Texas coming in, which will stick out like a sore thumb in the SEC. OU will fit some. ND, come on man. That is the wine and cheese crowd.
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Well, Paul...they probably need to get an invite first.
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Let’s call the SEC, see what the dollar amount is and get out of where we are.”
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Go ahead and turn CFB into the NFL....free up my Saturdays.
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Why not powerhouses like UAB,USM and Memphis.
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Yeah, I’m sure Clemson hates their current schedule and nearly unmatched ability to make the CFB playoffs.
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STFU Pawl.
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it made me laugh to see that pinhead running his yapper. he's an idiot. he's got to be polishing the knob of some SEC executive. lol
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The SEC is going to get so large, that it will have to break itself up into several conferences.
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If things would lead to this, then why have conferences anyway? Not like we play everyone in our conference anyway.
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Nothing says Southeast Conference like Bumfrick, Indiana
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We know why they won’t join- no chest
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Human sacrifice! Dogs and cats living together! Mass hysteria!
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