Barry Switzer says addition of Oklahoma, Texas to SEC will be positive for Arkansas
Ever since news broke that Oklahoma and Texas were leaving the Big 12 with their sights set on joining the Southeastern Conference, many fans in the SEC have debated what it will mean for the 14 teams in the conference.
Barry Switzer has deep ties to the Big 12 and SEC. The former Arkansas player and assistant coach and former Oklahoma head coach recently shared his thoughts from a Razorback perspective.
“I’m glad to see this,” Switzer told Clay Henry of Hawgs Illustrated. “I think it helps Arkansas. It can’t hurt.
“First, it expands their recruiting territory. Now there is little doubt in my mind that Oklahoma and Texas are going to continue to get five-star players. But there are lots of good players left and Arkansas has won with those good players before and will again.
“What it does most is hurt Oklahoma State a hell of a lot. And that helps Arkansas.”
Per Henry, Switzer thinks that adding Texas to the SEC means more standout prospects from the Lone Star State will sign with SEC programs, such as Arkansas, instead of Oklahoma State.
“I believe that,” he said. “I really don’t know what OSU is going to do about it.”
More from Switzer on how Oklahoma and Texas will fair as SEC teams can be found in the full article here.