Texas and Oklahoma in the SEC? Here's what football coaches, players at SEC Media Days said

Jarod Hamilton
Nashville Tennessean

HOOVER, Ala.— Two schools that aren't in the SEC – at least not yet – have been a major topic of discussion at SEC Media Days since it was reported Wednesday afternoon that Texas and Oklahoma have approached the conference about joining.

Coaches and players at the SEC's preseason football media event have been asked about the topic since the news broke. Here's what they said:

Sam Pittman 

Arkansas coach

"I'll be honest with you. I really haven't thought about that much. I'm so nervous about the schedule we have coming up and all that, I haven't paid much attention about it."

"I will say this: I know we're going to play Texas this year. We play them September 11th, and we're very excited for that. I apologize, I really haven't thought about it much."

Eli Drinkwitz

Missouri coach 

“If you can attract a couple of really good schools to come play, that's great. I immediately called my athletic director ... Jim (Sterk) and told him that if the commissioner changes and adds two games to our schedule, I think we all understand that Mark Womack (SEC executive associate commissioner) is going to put both Texas and OU on Mizzou's schedule moving forward.

"So we're ready for any challenge that is thrown at us.”

Jimbo Fisher

Texas A&M coach

“I bet they would. We got the greatest league in ball,” Fisher said when asked about the report Wednesday.

Later on the Paul Finebaum Show, he added, "Be careful what you ask for if you jump in this league."

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