The grass is always greener on the other side. In many ways, Texas is Big 12 football, but that didn’t stop Republican Presidential nominee Jeb Bush from saying he wishes his alma mater was in the SEC.
“I do (wish they were in the SEC). I think they got greedy,” Bush said in an exclusive interview with Fox Sports. “The football deal, the football network thing that they thought they could go in alone – it didn’t work.”
Texas was once the premiere team in the Big 12 conference, but the Longhorns have fallen on hard times in recent years. Under new coach Charlie Strong, Texas has started the 2015 season 1-4. Since losing the National Championship to Alabama in January of 2010, the Longhorns are 37-32.
Bush also claimed that the recent success Texas A&M football has experienced was due to its change of conferences. The Aggies are 33-11 since joining the SEC prior to the 2012 season.
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