Originally Posted by WVRed
I was JUST getting ready to post this. Don't know if anybody on here listened to the game on Sunday during the lightning delay but Oliver Luck was asked this on the radio by Caridi and he responded if the SEC called, he would definitely answer.
I would love for WVU to come to the SEC for obvious reasons (going to Morgantown once a year for basketball), but outside of fan support, I don't see what WVU brings to the table, especially from a media market standpoint. There is already a SEC presence in-state (UK) and Morgantown is a solid eight hours from Lexington, making it the northernmost SEC school.
Missouri (KC, St Louis) and Virginia Tech (Richmond, DC) make sense, but WVU is in the same boat as F$U, Georgia Tech, and Clemson. Actually, I'd put WVU and Free Shoes University by themselves. Both have the fan support and tradition, but don't offer anything of substance that the SEC doesn't already have.
I always thought the ideal situation for WVU would be to replace Virginia Tech in the ACC if the Hokies came to the SEC. They would still be dominant in football and could hold their own against the NC schools in basketball.
I think it is pretty clear that the SEC is using WVU to force Missouri to make a decision. At the end of the day, I don't see WVU moving to the SEC, but the discussion is, at the very least, starting to get interesting.