Last week during a SEC teleconference with the media, South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier brought up the fact that he’d been hearing rumors of Arkansas heading to the Big 12 as part of the conference expansion apocalypse.
Apparently, the Ol’ Ball Coach and Kirk Bohls have very similar sources.
According to the Austin American-Statesman writer, he’s hearing that “the Big 12 would go hard after Arkansas” if Missouri — and only Missouri — were to bolt for the Big Ten. Bohls added that Arkansas might be willing to listen to overtures from the Big 12 if the conference came a calling.
Mizzou, of course, has been one of five schools — along with Nebraska, Rutgers, Syracuse and Pitt — most attached to the Big Ten as far as expansion is concerned.
I’m guessing, though, that the SEC is not too concerned about losing a program such as the Razorbacks as the conference — and their multi-billion TV agreement — would have no problem in filling any type of vacancy.