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2 Teams I Would Love to See in the SEC

 

With all this talk of conference expansion over the last few years, there has been talk of 16 Team Superconferences.  I wouldn't be surprised if this happens a few years down the road.  As I hope everyone knows, there are now 14 teams in the SEC with last season's addition of Texas A&M and Missouri into the Southeastern Conference.  Obviously, Texas A&M had a trully magnificent season with the help of a THEN unheralded QB Jonny Manziel.  Missouri will be better in their second year and have many offensive weapons in QB James Franklin and WR Dorial Green-Beckham.  

With that being said,  the SEC would love to expand and keep getting their football experiance even better as SEC Football is the step below playing on Sundays.  Although the SEC is so dominant in football including winning the last 7 BCS Titles, their basketball programs are largely lacking.  Only three teams from the SEC got into the NCAA Tourney which were Florida, Mizzou, and Ole Miss.  Now granted, Calipari's Kentucky is usually always in contention for a National Championship but were hurt by the injury of Nerlens Noel.  

These two teams that I have in mind have solid football programs and solid basketball programs.  Let's take a look at these teams.

Louisville Cardinals

 

Louisville had a certainly great football season in 2012 going 11-2 and beating the 1-loss Florida Gators in the Allstate Sugar Bowl.  Louisville Head Coach Charlie Strong has really done well at Louisville after winning several BCS Championships as Defensive Coordinator at Florida under Urban Meyer.  The football program won't take a step back and should be a favorite again to get to a BCS game.   The basketball program has always been super talented with great recruiting including getting to the Elite Eight last season and the Final Four this season.   (As far as we know)  The addition of Louisville would certainly strengthen the SEC in Football and give them some great street-cred in basketball.

Miami Hurricanes

 

Miami has a talented and storied football program.  They have been hurt recently by NCAA sanctions but will get back to national prominance soon.  Their basketball program is very underrated and very talented culminating with blowing out #1 Duke a few months ago.  They have a huge following in football and bring in top players every year.  Miami would also strengthen the SEC in basketball.  They would be a great pickup.

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