All of the trolls are starting to come out now with the likes of the Texas football program (among other sports) and the Oklahoma Sooners making the move from the Big 12 to the SEC. And the latest athletic program to jump into the trolling game is the Maryland Terrapins out of the Big Ten.
Texas faced Maryland to open up the 2017 and 2018 seasons. The loss to Maryland was one of the most confounding in recent memory for former head coach Tom Herman and the Longhorns. Throughout the 2010s for the Longhorns football program, one of the best seasons was in 2018, including a trip to the Big 12 Championship Game and a win in the Sugar Bowl over the Georgia Bulldogs.
Texas opened up the 2018 regular season with a 34-29 loss on the road at the hands of the Terps. And the prior regular season opened up with a 10-point loss to Maryland. But the loss in 2017 to the Terps made more sense with Herman still breaking in his staff with the Longhorns.
Maryland tries to troll Texas football with move to SEC looming
However, Maryland is not really a part of the conference realignment conversation right now. But they definitely were able to insert their names into the mix for trying to troll Texas amid the move from the Big 12 to the SEC.
Maryland is currently competing in the Big Ten, which could take on some of the Big 12 teams if the conference does start to dissolve in the near future. It seems like the most likely teams to join the likes of the Terps, Michigan Wolverines, Ohio State Buckeyes, etc. would be the Kansas Jayhawks and Iowa State Cyclones.
Meanwhile, Texas and Oklahoma are working to form the first and foremost super conference in college sports with the SEC. This will clearly be a seismic shift to the college sports landscape (namely college football), that will be consequential for years on end.
New head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Longhorns are first looking to still right the ship this fall likely for a smooth transition into the SEC within the next couple of years max. Trying to forget the days of losing to Maryland should be just around the corner.