The Flagship: Radio host Lance Taylor gives conference perspective on Texas-OU potential SEC move
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In this week's interview edition of The Flagship Podcast, we talk to Lance Taylor, longtime radio voice in Birmingham, Ala., who can now be heard from 9 am to 1 pm CT live at, about the likelihood that Texas and Oklahoma are headed to the Southeastern Conference. Taylor admits he was shocked at the initial news and discusses what happened when he interviewed SEC commissioner Greg Sankey at SEC media days last week - right after the news broke about Texas and OU possibly moving to the SEC. Taylor talks about where he sees Texas fitting into the SEC both from a football program standpoint and from a political standpoint. How much influence does Alabama have in the SEC? Taylor talks about that as well as who he sees as the other power brokers in the SEC. Taylor talks about the governing style of SEC commissioner Greg Sankey and also how Texas A&M is viewed in the conference. Speaking of Texas A&M, Taylor discusses where he sees the Aggies finishing in the SEC this year after A&M nearly cracked the College Football Playoff last season. Taylor, who also provides sports picks to subscribers at, gives his breakdown and early prediction for Texas' 2021 road trip into the SEC - at Arkansas on Sept. 11. Arkansas, by the way, was picked to finish last in the SEC West by the SEC media, but will be amped to face former longtime rival Texas - meaning the Longhorns have to avoid any propensity to take the Razorbacks lightly. We get Taylor's thoughts on how he sees the rest of the SEC finishing in 2021, including how former Texans coach Bill O'Brien is fitting in as Steve Sarkisian's replacement as Bama offensive coordinator. Taylor also gives his take on what to expect from Sarkisian as a first-year head coach at Texas after covering Sark at Alabama. We talk to Taylor about how Texas basketball under first-year coach Chris Beard would fit into the SEC and what he thinks the rest of the Big 12 should do without Texas and Oklahoma. It's a can't-miss interview edition of The Flagship Podcast! The Flagship Podcast — featuring co-hosts, Horns247 columnist Chip Brown and managing editor Taylor Estes — hits the airwaves multiple times every week, and centers around all the latest happenings surrounding the University of Texas and college athletics, with big-name guests joining the show on a weekly basis. Chip and Taylor’s weekly commentary of The Flagship airs every Wednesday and is available as both an audio podcast streamed on your favorite platform AND on video over at the 247Sports YouTube page! (Listeners can tune in to Monday's interview edition of The Flagship Podcast on your favorite audio streaming service.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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