I think this move weakens A&M more than us(thus their AD protesting it yesterday) and that’s good for football bc Jimbo is building a legit program. UT and OU will always have an advantage over us with resources, but now we get more annual games on TV in those markets and more media coverage that sheds some light on AR to recruits and families. I’m not worried about UT football or OU bc they’re about to get thumped in the grinder of SEC if they join. It’s not like they aren’t already signing top 10 classes yearly, and I’ve not seen either be anything other than Bama wannabes.
And as other posters stated, this really gives us an advantage over TTech, TCU, Baylor,OSU, etc for Texas recruits we are competing against. I think this can help us win some kids over that are going to those schools now and help us strengthen our rosters and hopefully improve our conference wins.
And as others have said, UT isn’t going to bully the Bamas and Florida’s in the SEC. Plus, we can take pride in the fact WE started all this conference change in the 90’s, not UT. They simply finally figured out WE were right and they eventually followed our lead.