Even without this move, SEC already had the strongest conference football wise. OU will definitely improve gymnastics and softball. WBB wise, Texas can definitely help.
Wait, Pruitt's gone already? Let me guess, for cheating?Saban won't coach forever. Alabama has been down before. I think Tennessee has a better coach now. I am glad Pruitt is gone.
A&M….Miss State-2021 Baseball
South Carolina-2011 Baseball
Ole Miss-1960 Football*(not one of the two major polls)
Texas A&M-1939 Football
You mean meat judging isn't one of the Big 3? Lol!For some trivia: Last National Title in a Big 3 Sports for current SEC members
DYK that Josh Heupel was coaching at UCF. The offense ranked in the top ten in the country. all three years.Wait, Pruitt's gone already? Let me guess, for cheating?
Well, if Tennessee can't contribute national titles, they've certainly made up for it with the cheating and sexual assault-condoning, lest anyone question whether they fit in with the SEC's core values.
Probably one of many factors. Ending career in home state, right down the road where her mom and other friends live. Gets a new challenge along with salary/incentives. Throw in the Big 12 falling apart (appears that way), it definitely could impact her thinking. Woodward probably hinted at things to come. Less money, less resources and etc to work with.She may well have known but if she did, it's probably because the folks at LSU (who were privy to the backroom talks with OU and UT) told her so in order to lure her.
Yes it would have. I promise you. Baylor women's basketball will hurt from this. From the level of competition to recruiting. You're correct about Mulkey. But If she stayed at Baylor. They would hurt unless they moved as well to a better conference.In the long run non of this conference realignment really made any difference. Kim could get just about any job in women’s college BBall anytime she wanted to.
From what I can tell wbb players are lured by superior coaches and programs that they feel comfortable in. Not by conferences. Football recruiting is what's in peril. From a financial perspective, it will definitely hurt program wideI wonder how this instability will affect recruiting and transfers for the remaining Big 12 schools. The Big 12's future is in peril, would a recruit want to risk going to a conference with an uncertain future? Will players transfer to bigger named conferences?
|1970||Southern California||Rod Dedeaux||2–1||Florida State||Gene Ammann, Florida State|
|1971||Southern California||Rod Dedeaux||7–2||Southern Illinois||Jerry Tabb, Tulsa|
|1972||Southern California||Rod Dedeaux||1–0||Arizona State||Russ McQueen, Southern California|
|1973||Southern California||Rod Dedeaux||4–3||Arizona State||Dave Winfield, Minnesota|
|1974||Southern California||Rod Dedeaux||7–3||Miami (FL)||George Milke, Southern California|
|1975||Texas||Cliff Gustafson||5–1||South Carolina||Mickey Reichenbach, Texas|
|1976||Arizona||Jerry Kindall||7–1||Eastern Michigan||Steve Powers, Arizona|
|1977||Arizona State||Jim Brock||2–1||South Carolina||Bob Horner, Arizona State|
|1978||Southern California||Rod Dedeaux||10–3||Arizona State||Rod Boxberger, Southern California|
|1979||Cal State Fullerton||Augie Garrido||2–1||Arkansas||Tony Hudson, Cal State Fullerton|
|1980||Arizona||Jerry Kindall||5–3||Hawaii||Terry Francona, Arizona|
|1981||Arizona State||Jim Brock||7–4||Oklahoma State||Stan Holmes, Arizona State|
|1982||Miami (FL)||Ron Fraser||9–3||Wichita State||Dan Smith, Miami (FL)|
|1983||Texas||Cliff Gustafson||4–3||Alabama||Calvin Schiraldi, Texas|
|1984||Cal State Fullerton||Augie Garrido||3–1||Texas||John Fishel, Cal State Fullerton|
|1985||Miami (FL)||Ron Fraser||10–6||Texas||Greg Ellena, Miami (FL)|
|1986||Arizona||Jerry Kindall||10–2||Florida State||Mike Senne, Arizona|
|1987||Stanford||Mark Marquess||9–5||Oklahoma State||Paul Carey, Stanford|
|1988||Stanford||Mark Marquess||9–4||Arizona State||Lee Plemel, Stanford|
|1989||Wichita State||Gene Stephenson||5–3||Texas||Greg Brummett, Wichita State|
|1990||Georgia||Steve Webber||2–1||Oklahoma State||Mike Rebhan, Georgia|
|1991||LSU||Skip Bertman||6–3||Wichita State||Gary Hymel, LSU|
|1992||Pepperdine||Andy Lopez||3–2||Cal State Fullerton||Phil Nevin, Cal State Fullerton|
|1993||LSU||Skip Bertman||8–0||Wichita State||Todd Walker, LSU|
|1994||Oklahoma||Larry Cochell||13–5||Georgia Tech||Chip Glass, Oklahoma|
|1995||Cal State Fullerton||Augie Garrido||11–5||Southern California||Mark Kotsay, Cal State Fullerton|
|1996||LSU||Skip Bertman||9–8||Miami (FL)||Pat Burrell, Miami (FL)|
|1997||LSU||Skip Bertman||13–6||Alabama||Brandon Larson, LSU|
|1998||Southern California||Mike Gillespie||21–14||Arizona State||Wes Rachels, Southern California|
|1999||Miami (FL)||Jim Morris||6–5||Florida State||Marshall McDougall, Florida State|
|2000||LSU||Skip Bertman||6–5||Stanford||Trey Hodges, LSU|
|2001||Miami (FL)||Jim Morris||12–1||Stanford||Charlton Jimerson, Miami (FL)|
|2002||Texas||Augie Garrido||12–6||South Carolina||Huston Street, Texas|
|2003||Rice||Wayne Graham||4–310, 3–8, 14–2||Stanford||John Hudgins, Stanford|
|2004||Cal State Fullerton||George Horton||6–4, 3–2||Texas||Jason Windsor, Cal State Fullerton|
|2005||Texas||Augie Garrido||4–2, 6–2||Florida||David Maroul, Texas|
|2006||Oregon State||Pat Casey||3–4, 11–7, 3–2||North Carolina||Jonah Nickerson, Oregon State|
|2007||Oregon State||Pat Casey||11–4, 9–3||North Carolina||Jorge Luis Reyes, Oregon State|
|2008||Fresno State||Mike Batesole||6–7, 19–10, 6–1||Georgia||Tommy Mendonca, Fresno State|
|2009||LSU||Paul Mainieri||7–6, 1–5, 11–4||Texas||Jared Mitchell, LSU|
|2010||South Carolina||Ray Tanner||7–1, 2–111||UCLA||Jackie Bradley, Jr., South Carolina|
|2011||South Carolina||Ray Tanner||2–111, 5–2||Florida||Scott Wingo, South Carolina|
|2012||Arizona||Andy Lopez||5–1, 4–1||South Carolina||Rob Refsnyder, Arizona|
|2013||UCLA||John Savage||3–1, 8–0||Mississippi State||Adam Plutko, UCLA|
|2014||Vanderbilt||Tim Corbin||9–8, 2–7, 3–2||Virginia||Dansby Swanson, Vanderbilt|
|2015||Virginia||Brian O'Connor||1–5, 3–0, 4–2||Vanderbilt||Josh Sborz, Virginia|
|2016||Coastal Carolina||Gary Gilmore||0–3, 5–4, 4–3||Arizona||Andrew Beckwith, Coastal Carolina|
|2017||Florida||Kevin O'Sullivan||4–3, 6–1||LSU||Alex Faedo, Florida|
|2018||Oregon State||Pat Casey||1–4, 5–3, 5–0||Arkansas||Adley Rutschman, Oregon State|
|2019||Vanderbilt||Tim Corbin||4–7, 4–1, 8–2||Michigan||Kumar Rocker, Vanderbilt|
Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
|2021||Mississippi State||Chris Lemonis||2–8, 13–2, 9–0||Vanderbilt||Will Bednar, Mississippi State|
It's a good thing crummy programs like Tennessee and Vanderbilt can ride the coattails of their strong conference mates like Alabama.
Havent won a conference title in 23 years. Last division title was 14 yrs ago. And with Bama & Aub likely moving to the East, that isnt looking any more likely.One thing is for sure, though, Tennessee football will eventually be elite again. It's just a matter of time. They have the tradition, the stadium, the money, facilities, etc., to succeed.