In a whirlwind week, both schools informed the Big 12 they would not renew their grant of rights, petitioned the SEC for an invite, were invited via a unanimous decision and accepted an invite. All within five days. Now that the dust has settled, for now, the legal battles and political jockeying begins by other schools and members of the Texas Senate to ask questions of Texas at the very least. Texas and Oklahoma have both said they intend to let the Grant of Rights expire on its own, but it seems far more likely that both schools depart sooner rather than later.
In spite of all of the non-sports action, there is football to be played in just a few weeks, so we continue our season preview series and highlight the offensive line. Texas returns several players who have seen a ton of play but could use some help with consistency - something Kyle Flood should look to fix early. The Longhorns also benefit from a young anchor in the middle of the line in Jake Majors and an up-and-comer on the outside in Andrej Karic.