No. 2 Oklahoma focused on short-term ahead of move to SEC
August 20, 2021
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — While Oklahoma's plans to eventually join the Southeastern Conference have generated plenty of excitement, the Sooners are focused on more immediate goals, such as chasing their seventh consecutive Big 12 championship and their first national title since 2000.
"It's exciting to think about," Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said of the SEC move, set to happen in 2025, "but I guess for me, it's tempered because of the task at hand. ... I mean, sure it will be great when it happens, but it doesn't matter right now. I mean, right now, we're a member of the Big 12."