The news of Oklahoma and Texas’s addition to the SEC obviously has a direct impact on Texas A&M as it creates what will be an intense geographic rivalry between itself, the Longhorns and Sooners both on the football field and on the recruiting trail. As for the teams meeting on the gridiron, Texas and Texas A&M haven’t played each other in football since 2011, while Oklahoma and Texas A&M haven’t met since 2013.

While the Longhorns and Sooners are scheduled to move to the SEC in 2025, both programs could leave before then but would have to shell out significant cash to do so. Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher was asked about that possibility during his Media Day press conference on Sunday.

“I’m going to worry about us this year,” he replied, providing his first public remarks on the addition of Oklahoma and Texas since the conference’s members voted unanimously to admit the 2 schools on July 29. “We voted them in. Glad to have them. It’s a great conference. This is the best ball in the country, so we’ll line up and play, and [we] look forward to playing them.”

Back during SEC Media Days, Fisher had joked that the Longhorns and Sooners should “be careful what (they) ask for” as rumors of the departure of both schools from the Big 12 first emerged. Now that it’s a done deal, he and the Aggies will soon have a pair of new conference mates.