By now, it’s no secret that the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners will eventually join the SEC.

When that actually happens remains to be seen, but the invitation has been asked for and approved. It’s only a matter of time until the 2 powerhouse programs make the move.

But, when did this process actually start? During a hearing on Monday, Texas president Jay Hartzell said it started this spring sometime:

Asked who made the first move, though, Hartzell gave a rather confusing answer:

Whoever made the first move, it happened. And things moved quickly.

Oh, and it’s probably safe to say there’s some animosity from Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby, pictured behind Hartzell here at the hearing:

There’s going to be no love lost between Texas, Oklahoma and the Big 12 in the coming years, that’s for sure.