When Oklahoma and Texas accepted their SEC invitations in the summer of 2021, the move was officially set for 2025. There was speculation that the Sooners and Longhorns could negotiate early exits from the Big 12, but that is currently looking unlikely according to college football insiders.

While there had been recent optimism that Texas and Oklahoma would join the SEC in 2024, it’s looking like the conference won’t expand to 16 teams until 2025. Reports from college football insiders on Friday morning indicated that weeks of negotiations that also involve ESPN and FOX have stalled.

It looks like the Big 12 will have 2 seasons as a 14-team conference. The conference has added BYU, UCF, Cincinnati and Houston for 2023 and beyond, additions made after Texas and Oklahoma signed up for the SEC.