Apparently Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel thinks so. I knew I preferred their coverage to that of SI and ESPN for a reason.
Now, of course, this will NEVER happen. But, Wetzel has some very, very reasoned arguments for why it should, if only as a near-last resort. The SEC doesn't NEED to add anyone; picking up aggy is more an act of financial greed and pity that anything. They're not doing it because they live in the same dream world as those dog worshippers where aggy is relevant in the college football world. They're only doing it for the large fanbase, access to the Houston market and direct pipeline into Texas recruiting, something only Arkansas and LSU are able to commonly tap. So, if that's the logic, why stop at Houston? Why NOT go after Dallas/Fort Worth? I'm not here to suggest that TCU does or will ever carry the Metroplex market. But if you were package our recent meteoric rise in popularity with SEC affiliation, plus have access to perhaps the largest concentration of football talent in the country? Well, it'd at least make for a pretty spectacular experiment, wouldn't it?
Of course, the question facing any team potentially moving into the SEC is the one of, "Does the increased exposure and financial windfall of joining the nation's best conference balance out with the fact that you made your road to a national championship infinitely more difficult?" I have a feeling schools like Arkansas and, very soon, aggy would deep down tell you they may have been better off keeping the SWC in tact. Regardless, let's say the unthinkable happens, the SEC needs to expand and their top choices turn them down and TCU is extended an invite. Would you prefer this to the Big East, all things considered? Comment away.