Texas lawmakers and notable college athletics administrators within the state got together on Monday for a hearing.

At issue? The University of Texas’s plan to leave the Big 12 for the SEC. Obviously, schools like TCU, Baylor and Texas Tech are against the Longhorns moving, as it leaves their future in doubt.

During the long hearing, one Texas state senator — Drew Springer — took a seemingly unnecessary shot at Vanderbilt, saying no one would care if the school left the SEC:

That’s obviously not true, as Vanderbilt is strong in baseball and other sports. And, the Commodores have a sterling academic reputation.

Perhaps Texas politicians should focus on the teams in their own state instead of taking cheap shots at the Commodores!