Legendary Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer is the latest to speak out on the Sooners’ future move to the SEC.
While addressing the Big 12 co-founder’s move to the Southeastern Conference during an appearance on College Sports on Sirius XM with Mark Packer, Switzer seemed very excited about Oklahoma’s ability to play top-tier talent throughout the entire year while also taking a random shot at a former division foe.
Switzer said that Oklahoma, who put together a 55-20 shellacking of Florida in the Cotton Bowl last season, can compete with the SEC’s top dogs while throwing major shade at the Kansas Jayhawks.
— College Sports on SiriusXM (@SXMCollege) August 3, 2021
“Every week I’ve said it’s going to be like playing Texas, and Texas has been down some the last several years,” Switzer said. “But Texas has been the powerhouse on our schedule. I know that, we know we’re going to have to have our best every weekend. Everyone’s improved in this league. There’s no Kansas here, I can promise you that, there will be no Kansas for us to play in football.”
“We can compete with them. No one’s competed with Alabama, and that’s the big dog. But we can play with Georgia, we can play with Florida, LSU is down, they had that one big run, but they’ve come back to Earth. We’ll be on the top tier, I promise you that.”
It will certainly be interesting to see how the Sooners fair in college football’s best conference after years of domination in the Big 12, but we will still have to wait a few years. As of now, Oklahoma and Texas are set to make the jump for the 2025 season.
[H/T: The Spun]